An endless love for flowers: Wild Bloom by Bari J.

Hello, beautiful sewists!

Raise your hand if you love flowers as much as you love sewing! I know I sure do! Ever since I was a kid, I have fond memories of gardening with my mom (who also loves flowers), visiting botanical gardens, and when I learned how to draw it was the first thing I was inspired by. It’s no surprise that flowers make the world more beautiful! Especially when you incorporate them in fabrics, quilts, and sewing projects.

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I know that during the fall it’s not conventional to use many flowers; but I encourage you to go against the current and use florals all year long. One designer that always makes us fall in love with florals no matter what season it is, is Bari J. She has knocked it out the park with her newest collection, Wild Bloom fabrics. From sketchy flower branches, bright bouquets, and vibrant hand painted blooms, this collection will have you dreaming of lovely gardens.

Another thing that makes this collection one of a kind, are the vibrant colors that splash each print! I’m currently obsessed with this pouch that combines one the collection’s florals with the “Sashiko Florette Coral” print because of how eye catching it looks with these bright colors. Isn’t is stylish?

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OK, so now that we’ve devoted our love for flowers, you have to check out the Wild Bloom lookbook! Explore all the trendy outfits, stunning quilts, and projects for sewists of all levels.

 

 

Bring a dose of color into your home with the “Splendorous” free quilt pattern.

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We also have a curated selection of blenders for you to use in all your other Wild Bloom projects. What do you think?

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Last but not least, a giveaway awaits you!

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Simply fill the form below for a chance to win a bundle of Wild Bloom by Bari J. Giveaway ends October 19th. Good luck!

 

I hope you love Bari’s exuberant world of flowers!

 

Happy sewing!

-Stephanie

 

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DIY Halloween Kitty Cat Costume

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Did I scare you? :) Halloween is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what you are going to dress up as. For me my go to outfit is a being a cat, which inspired me to create the Kitty Cat Costume Tutorial. This three piece set is easy and fun to make and all there is left to do is to draw some whiskers and a cat nose and your ready to go! We made our Kitty Cat Costume with  the "Leopardess" print from Esoterra fabrics! To find the full tutorial head over to the weallsew blog!  Looking for more Halloween inspired sewing tutorials try making Halloween gift tags to add to all your treat bags. 

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What are some of your go to Halloween costumes? Got any memorable Halloween moments? One Halloween I will never forget is when my twin brother, my younger sister and I dressed up as Power Rangers! We thought we were so cool in our bright colorful costumes! 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


How to Make a Single Irish Chain Quilt Block Tutorial

Hi There Quilty Friends, 

Who loves sewing for the little ones in your life? I know I am obsessed with being an Auntie and making things for my niece and three nephews! My brother's kids are the best because every time I make them a handmade gift they love it so much. It makes me feel like I am the best Auntie ever! The new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection is the Single Irish Chain Block featuring Lambkin Fabrics. I am flipping out at how adorable this collection is and how Bonnie Christine created two different colorways to cater to girls and boys!  

The adorable "Sir Wooly" print makes his debut in the center of my block and he is framed with the great "Arista Oats" print which has a mixture of numbers, letters, and fun symbols! The corner blocks are made with the "Keeping Watch Dim" print which I think is so dreamy with crest moon, stars and  a sprinkle of metallic.  I definitely see myself making a baby quilt using this block design for my 1 year old godson! 

 

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Watch the video tutorial below to make your version of the Single Irish Chain Block. Don't forget to share your  blocks using AGF fabrics on Instagram using the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection to be entered to win our monthly AGF Fabric Bundle Giveaway!  

 

 Happy Sewing, 

Meli


7 accessories for Fall

Gather around, cold fronts are coming and we put together a list of the main elements this season entails- from accessories for her, to those little ones as well. As the temperature drops, there is nothing cozier than dressing the part in the colors this time of the year brings. We've got your favorite accessories, but with an AGF twist and a pattern that goes along with, so you're not far from obtaining your own.

 

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