AGF Comforts Texas: A Quilt Drive for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hello everyone,

Over the past few days I’m sure many of you have seen the devastating effects Hurricane Harvey caused to the citizens of Houston. As the days pass and we watch the hurricane induced devastation effect Texas, we feel compelled to take action, like so many of you who are looking for a way to help. While giving what we can monetarily is so important, as makers it can feel like it’s not enough.

Although many will have insurance and FEMA to offer assistance, some losses can’t be replaced. Being located in South Florida, we understand the ongoing struggles that a devastating hurricane can bring. From flood wrenched streets, broken homes, lack of food and electricity along with other variables; anything that can comfort people from these hardships is appreciated. At AGF, we feel the necessity to comfort them the best way we know, with quilts. By providing them with quilts to wrap themselves with, we hope to give them love and something that will make them feel like they’re closer to home.

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This is why we’re starting #AGFcomfortsTexas as an effort to collect regular sized quilts -at least 50" x 65" or larger ( and especially bed size quilts) for the flood victims as a way to bring more comfort & warmth to their lives as they recover.

We’ll be collecting any quilt you would like to donate from September 5th - September 22nd. Due to Hurricane Irma which affected South Florida, submissions have been extended until October 2nd.  We truly appreciate your generosity and anyone who donates a quilt will receive a bundle of 6 fat quarters as a gift from us.

To assure that the quilts are given to those in need, we’ll be working in collaboration with Quilts of Compassion. They are a nonprofit organization who’ve been delivering quilts to victims in disaster areas since 1999. We’re excited to work with them to help as many people as possible!

Please send your quilt donations to:

Art Gallery Fabrics

ATTN: AGF Comforts Texas

299 Bryan Road

Dania Beach, FL 33004

Please print and attach this label to your quilt (download label) so that we can keep track of who it came from.

We hope you’re able to take part in this effort to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you have any questions please send an email to stephanie@artgalleryfabrics.com.

 

All the best,

Stephanie


Stay tuned for the AGF Rayon Blog Hop!

Hello, Fab Makers!

Isn’t it crazy that the Fall season is here already! You know what that means… it’s time to start sewing some “me made” outfits. Perhaps you can even get a head start on holiday dresses! One substrate that is ideal for any garment is AGF Rayon. I know you’re probably thinking “um rayon is too lightweight for fall and winter” but guess what?  It’s great for layering with other pieces and it comes in a variety of styles!

To get your mind flowing with rayon sewing ideas, we’ve paired up with Sari from Sariditty Handmade and Sariella to bring you an epic Rayon Blog Hop! It’s going to be two weeks filled with talented makers and all kinds of projects!

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Make sure to follow all of these makers and keep an eye on their posting dates so that you can see what they made. The blog hop will run from October 9th -20th. Check out everyone who’s participating:

October 9 - Cristy @loveyousew_ | Love You Sew Blog

October 10- Nicole @modernhandcraft | Modern Handcraft Blog

October 11 - Sarah @sariditty | Sariditty Handmade

October 12 - Jesy @needle_ink_and_thread

October 13 - Danyella @madesewmodern

October 16 - Nichole @wildboho | Wildboho Blog

October 17 - Cynthia @cnytz51

October 18 - Vicki @orchidowlquilts | Orchid Owl Quilts Blog

October 19 - Amanda @pinkmandarinhandmade

October 20 - Jenn @jennrossotti | Ginger Peach Studio Blog

If you’ve sewn with AGF rayon, let me know in the comments what you love about it and what you’ve made. ;) 

Until next time,

Stephanie

 


Perfect Gift Giving Tutorial: Quick and Easy Potholders

Hey Fabric Friends, 

Fall is slowly creeping our way and this is the time I start thinking about the gift giving season!  During the Fall and Winter months I spend a lot more time in the kitchen baking yummy treats and preparing dinners for family and friends. Which is why I decided to create a quick and easy potholder tutorial which will come in super handy for all the cooking and baking we do during the holiday season. These potholders makes for a super thoughtful gift for someone moving into a new place or who enjoys cooking and baking. 

I made this potholder from scraps left over from a quilt! (no scraps left behind) I love a good scrap busting project! I made my potholders with Le Vintage Chic fabrics! The floral fabric and geometric fabric in this collection are so timeless and elegant. I made my potholders for my sister! This fabric collection just screams her name! 

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Watch the video below to make quick and easy potholders for you or to give away as gifts!

Happy Sewing, 

Meli

 

 


Woodlands Fusions "Fawn Sprite" Pillow Tutorial

Hello AGF Fans,

Today I’d like to share a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the Woodlands Fawn Pillow! Perhaps you saw her gazing up at you in the new Fusions look book? I was so happy to be able to design for the Woodlands Fusion collection and I found myself inspired by the color palette- rich, deep, dark and yet bold and vibrant. I knew right away I wanted to make a sister pillow to my Boho Flower girl and started sketching my version of a Woodlands Fawn Sprite.


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Fabrics & Materials Used:

Recommended Fabric Choices

  • Face template (download here)

  • Double-sided fusible web

  • Fusible fleece

  • Batting

  • Fabric glue

  • Frixion Pen 

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