Monday, 7 January 2013

Art Gallery Fabrics - Fat Quarter Gang


It's time for my third project for Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang.

Head on over to the AGF blog for details on how you can make this sassy kiss clasp purse using Rock n Romance by Pat Bravo.

rock n romance purse

Want to win a bundle of Rock n Romance for yourself? Leave a comment on this blogpost for your chance to win! Courtesy of Pat and the great guys at Art Gallery Fabrics. International entries are welcome.   GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

rock n romance

I really adore Art Gallery fabrics - I think that's pretty clear, and I'm so excited for the fabrics coming this year...



Fabrics like Luxe in Bloom by Sarah WatsonCarnaby Street by Pat Bravo, Bijoux by Bari J, and Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker to name just a few. I think 2013 is going to be a huge year for Art Gallery Fabrics, I am really excited to make a whole heap of quilts as the year goes on and I'm positive a lot of those quilts will be made using Art Gallery fabrics, the feel of the fabric is unlike anything else and when they're quilted they feel even more amazing. But they sew and quilt just like regular quilting cottons - not like a slippery voile or cotton lawn.




196 comments:

Dahra said...

Arrgghhh they are beauuuuuutiful :)

Gill said...

I love the quality of AGF!!
Count me in please!

Bea García said...

Beautiful fabrics... on my way to look at the tuto. Thanks for the chance to win!

Samantha said...

I have yet to make one of these pretty pouches! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win pretty fabrics!

Laura said...

These are such beautiful fabrics! I can't wait for the new lines later this year!

KarenH said...

Thanks for the giveaway - the fabrics are beautiful. I am going to do the tutorial whther I win or not!

Sally Hannon said...

Great tutorial. Can't wait to make one!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ooh, they are beautiful. Haven't tried Art Gallery before. Thanks for the giveaway!

loup said...

Love these fabrics! Where's best to buy them in the UK? Thx.

Laurel09 said...

Rock n Romance is a line that I am definitely crushing on right now. Thank you for the chance to win!

Margaret said...

I'm adding a frame purse to my want-to-make-in-2013 list. You make it look so easy!

Cristina said...

I love that fabric line! Art Gallery has really come out with some beautiful collections recently!

Tiara said...

Loving AGF more and more each time I see them. Thanks for the giveaway

Lis said...

Love this bundle of fabric!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Fran said...

These fabrics are so pretty! I want to make a bag with a metal purse frame soon. :)

Logan O'Bier said...

Ooh please pick me! I love art gallery and need a few more colors for a project:)

Denise J. said...

So cute!! The fabric is pretty too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Caryn said...

I have recently cut into my first bundle of art gallery fabrics and immediately fell in love with how they feel. I can't wait to see how they quilt up! Your purse is gorgeous. :)

jessica said...

Love Art Gallery Fabric! Great prints! Thanks for hosting. :)

Judith said...

Such pretty colours! I've never used Art Gallery Fabrics, so maybe this will be my lucky chance. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

B Greene said...

Great tutorial - thanks for the chance to win (I follow AGF in all ways allowed by law - ha ha!).

Susan Evans said...

Perfect for Valentine's projects!

whaletail said...

I especially appreciate your links to the purchase options. Thanks!

Sallie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow AGF blog and on FB.

Jill said...

the more I see this line of fabric, the more I like it. ideas... percolating...

Julie said...

I have never had any AGF but it looks gorgeous. Count me in. And thanks for the giveaway

diane said...

I love their fabrics and I can hardly wait for these new lines to come out!

Kristy said...

So pretty!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the feel (and look!) of fabrics by AGF - I hope your prediction of 2013 being a huge year for them is right!
P.S. Beautiful purse!

Rosanne Derrett said...

I absolutely love Rock and romance in both colourways. Please let it be me - I usually get luscious little scrap bits from assorted people and they are gorgeous to work with.

JAKandGEEGEE said...

They all look so delicious!

Mermaid Sews said...

Love this line, and the purse of course!

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

I love the colors of Rock 'n Romance. I follow AGF on FB.

Meg said...

This line is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
megromeo@gmail.com

Weezy said...

The purse is absolutely beautiful! Love the fabric - I'm an AGF blog follower.

Anonymous said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I love making these purses, and this fabric is perfect to make some more. Please count me in. Rachel

charlotte said...

What pretty fabrics! so romantic. Perfect for the kiss purse. Ive always wanted to make one of those.

Katy said...

I LOVE Rock n Romance! If I win I want to make Jeni's giant star tutorial with it!

Nicole said...

Love these fabrics, so exciting!

Laura said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and love it. And what a great giveaway!

Samantha said...

Rock n Romance was the first Art Gallery I've purchased, and I love it! Now I need more. Of course. :)

Celtic Thistle said...

I like the look of the Carnaby St fabric, will definitely have to keep an eye out for that!

Michelle said...

I love this clutch, and your Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt, I followed its progress on Instagram, amazing!

Katie B. said...

Gorgeous fabric! I'd love to win!

Sam said...

I NEED Rock N Romance, I love the coin purse you made ans need to make one just like it (among other things)! PLEASE please!

Deborah Hanson said...

Such beautiful fabric!! Perfect!

Hannah said...

I love rock and romance - it's one of those lines I keep going back and looking at. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Mrs Yoastie said...

great giveaway. Lovely fabrics. The purse looks very cute
fldankosnel@yahoo.co.uk

Mary said...

I've just ordered some Art Gallery fabrics and can't wait to see them in the flesh! Rock & Romance looks wonderful too, I'd love to have a play with it. I follow AGF on twitter and their blog as well.

Darcy said...

Art Gallery fabrics are always my faves too - just so great. Thanks for the lovely give away!

bruinbr said...

Yes, please! Love art gallery fabrics!

Jennie said...

I love everything Art Gallery - my LQS has just started stocking it - very dangerous!

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous fabrics, I particularly like the Carnaby Street ones by Pat Bravo, very pretty!

Anita said...

Loved your tutorial! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Heidi Staples said...

I bought my first AG fabrics last summer, and now there's no going back -- love them! Your purse is fantastic!

Anna said...

Such pretty purples!!!

Catherine said...

Lurverly fabrics and I love your purse. Time to make another one I think

Jennifer said...

Wow, gorgeous fabrics!

ritainalaska said...

the best new fabrics! love the rock n romance prints; would love to win some! thanx for the chance.

Cathy K said...

I think you picked the perfect fabric for this purse. I was at Sewing Summit this year and took a similar clasp purse class. The only other thing that I would add to your excellent tutorial is to make sure, as you begin gluing the fabric into the frame, that you have the frame bending the right way (so it will close). Otherwise, you might end up with a lovely purse that does not close! Ask me how I know. :-). Hugs, Cathy in Planet Utah

Jennyroo said...

I adore Rock N Romance - these sweet frame purses are just lovely in the rich looking fabrics. Fingers crossed!

Sonia said...

Such a cute purse! And I love those fabrics :)

Elizabeth said...

I love these fabrics! Thanks for the chance!

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous fabrics! And a very cute purse. Thank you so much for the chance of winning!

Renee said...

Love those cute little bag! I've never made one with that type of opening.

O My Word!?! said...

I adore Art Gallery fabric! Such a different wonderful feel! Beautiful purse!

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Love the bag and tutorial, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabrics! They are vibrant and beautiful!!! Hope I win!

PippaP said...

I really need to learn how to make a purse, perhaps at FQR :)

babiesdoc said...

thanks for the tutorial
I just bought some purse frames on ebay
now I can use them!

Jeannie Gan said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I bought a purse frame sometime ago, I guess it's time I bite the bullet and just make it.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

kerrypuddy said...

Love the fabrics and the purse too. Might have to go frame shopping now!

Patti said...

Gorgeous fabrics and you showcase so well in the perfect framed pouch! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Montseta said...

I agree with you, the touch of the art gallery fabrics is amazing! I love Rock & Romance, would love to win! Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Shen said...

Such stunning fabric - thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait for Color me retro either!

Jess said...

What a great little pouch! And I love this collection.

Rachelle said...

I love Art Gallery Fabrics too, but it's hard to find over here in NZ, my favourite quilt store had some, but aren't getting more as it didn't sell; what is wrong with people? I love the quality, the colours and the prints, I bought quite a bit of what they had.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Adorable pouch! Fabulous fabrics as always!

amy and the bad cats said...

this fabric is gorgeous, so of course i'd love to win! great tutorial, too!

Jean said...

Love! Love! Love! Rockin romance! Hope I win.

Jane S. said...

Nice tutorial! Plus I can hardly wait for some of those upcoming Art Gallery fabrics, yummy stuff. :)

Flying Blind... said...

Very pretty - and perfect frame purse x

Kirsten said...

Such a cute purse - thanks for the tutorial and the template!

bellalily said...

Pat Bravo is my rockstar of fabric design...sigh....

Trudi said...

What's not to adore! Gorgeous little purse too!

Anna said...

cute purse, thanks for the give away!

Kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Heather A said...

I must say, I am indeed particularly fond of Art Gallery fabrics for exactly the reasons you've mentioned! These are beauts!

Katy Cameron said...

Fab wee purse, and I'm loving the feel of the Indie I'm quilting at the moment, can't wait to roll myself up in the finished article!

Kristen said...

Amazing little bag with lovely fabrics I would love to get my paws on (dang lqs don't carry it at all, the shame!)

Adele said...

Looove Art Gallery fabrics--I buy them every time my wallet allows! Thanks for the chance.

kbzelazny said...

Love that fabric, and love that little purse!! Thank you-

Karen said...

I don't know where I have been but I feel like I have just discovered Pat Bravo..she is an amazing designer! Great fabrics coming up!

natski said...

Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.
I follow the AGF blog and facebook :)

Joyce said...

Lovely Lovely...would be thrilled to win! Love following your blog!

LazyDayz\ said...

Love your blog, love the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Love the fabrics and it would be a great Givaway to win. Thanks for the chance. Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Jenni said...

The little clasp purse is so cute! I love Rock n Romance too! Thanks for a chance to win!

Guerilla Embroidery said...

Oh god, my poor poor poor bank account! Best pop those fabrics in the post and help me out a bit! Off to check out you tutorial now because I can't sleep from the horrors of @failed_tattooz

Heather said...

So pretty! I haven't tried a making a metal frame purse before but they always looks so good.

fenna said...

rock and romance is such a pretty, girly yet not frilly girly fabric! love it!

Allison C said...

Love this!!!!

Beth said...

That purse is awesome! Making one of those is on my someday list.

Valerie said...

I wish my LQS carried Art Gallery fabrics! They look so beautiful on my computer screen!!! ;)

Debg said...

Love making coin purses, yours look so good in the Rock n Romance fabrics. Have to get some for myself.

Erica said...

Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great tut. I've never made a coin purse before, but you make it look easy. Thanks for the chane to win.

Ali said...

What a silly question! This is the one Art Gallery line that came out since I started sewing that I haven't purchased some yet, I'd love to win some!

Nicole said...

I totally dig this fabric line! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway chance!

Angie said...

Thanks for the tutorial...and for the link to where you buy your purse frames and glue. I LOVE this line from AGF, and the fabric you used for your purse is hands down my fave! I'm a new follower, and can't wait to check out some of your projects!

Holli said...

Oh, that is such a pretty little purse - thank you for the tutorial! I purchased a bundle of Rock N Romance as soon as it was available, but have been waiting for just the right thing to make. So, I guess I don't really 'need' another bundle, but if I won then I could use one and still have the other to pet . . . :)

mbrigham7 said...

I absolutely love this Rock n Roll bundle. I have so many ideas in mind for it, but love the clutch! Seriously, thanks for the giveaway :)

Cheri said...

Very cute purse and great tutorial. i cannot wait to get started, just need called for supplies. Thanks so much!

Cheri

Sarah said...

I do really love the Rock N Romance.... thanks for the chance!

Deanna said...

I LOVE Art Gallery fabrics. They feel so rich! I also love Rock n Romance and have had it in a few virtual carts already.
thanks for the chance to win some!

mascanlon said...

I just lve the AG fabrics! Can't wait for a couple of these lines to appear. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of this beautiful line!

meredith said...

Oooh so cute!!! Love those fabrics! I've been wanting to make some little cosmetic bags as gifts for my girlfriends & nieces, can't wait to check out that tut! Thanks for sharing & thanks for the great give away! barknfrogs@yahoo.com

refibered said...

I bought a bit of Essentials the other day - hadn't felt it before - it is *fantastic*! I'll definitely be buying more AGF - the hand is just. so. good. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Cheryl said...

A bundle of Rock n Romance would be a fantastic way to start the new year! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I just love the AGF collections too!

~Kelie~ said...

I love me some AGF! I havent tried the clasp pouch yet, kind of intimidating! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Laura V said...

Love love LOVE Art Gallery Fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity!

Laura V said...

Love love LOVE Art Gallery Fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jess said...

Oooh, gorgeous purse! This collection is just great :o)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous fabrics for an amazing clasp purse Katy - yay! I follow AGF in all the required ways and you too!!!

yoka said...

This fabric is greT! Thanks for the chance to win. Yoka

excuseme23 said...

I love Art Gallery Fabrics too, be great to win this. pompomquilts@hotmail.com

Nicky said...

Very pretty purse! But not loving the fabric...yet anyway!

mik41 said...

I adore Rock 'n Romance,so I would love to win this and make that fabulous purse!! I can see myself getting hooked on making those great bags! Thanks for the chance at a great give-away!

Sewgirly said...

I've always wondered how to get the fabric to stay in the frame...I need a good glue and plenty of force. Thanks for the tip! The more I see Art Gallery Fabrics the more I love them, especially the feel.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Marg M said...

Love Art gallery fabrics my first ever quilt was made with their material and the affair is still going strong.

Lisa said...

The colours of rock and romance are so rich, just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I'd just been thinking I need to make a purse like this to keep my hexies in .. Corinne.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love plums and grays and the patterns in Rock n Romance are beautiful. I just ordered a purse frame, so thanks for the timely tut.

k8tbug5280 said...

So beautiful, just love all the colors!

Jessica said...

Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

jane said...

Lovely fabric and the perfect project!

Elsa said...

Oh, such pretty fabric ~ thanks for the chance!

Gina said...

I totally love those fabrics and the purse is so cute.

Eva said...

oh, rock and romance is so pretty! So is everything by Bari J. Also, I'm really looking forward to Color me Retro, it's a bit different from their other collections, but so fresh, pretty and versatile!

Jessica said...

LOVE Rock n Romance! Crossing my fingers!

Jeana said...

Oh I love this line and have been wanting to make a purse like this - thanks for posting!

SuzyMcQ said...

Art Gallery Fabrics are always so wonderful...in design and quality. I would love to win and would certainly make some cute change purses with a few frames I've had in my stash forever!

Berlinquilter said...

I once used a art gallery fq bundle for a quilting bee. Unfortunately I gave out unclear measurement, why all blocks I got back where different sizes. Bummer!!! Maybe I got a second chance with some new art gallery fabrics.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I do! I do! I do! Gorgeous fabric & love, love, love the purse!

Gina S. said...

Would love to win a bundle of Rockn Romance. Great tute on the coin purse, easy to follow. :)

Lindsey said...

Did you sign up for that pouch + candy swap? Though with your allergies that might not work, but I think I might have to make one of these for the swap.

I can't WAIT for the new AG fabrics, I've been trying to convince my LQS to start carrying them (you should see some of the ridiculous stuff she carries.....) so that I can go in and shop shop shop!

Lyn said...

Never tried AGF fabric before, so I'd love to win. I have a current project they would definitely look great in!

Sarina said...

They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Very inspiring. I'd love to win some of these gorgeous fabrics!

leahbird said...

Love the fabric and the adorable purse!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I LOVE Art Gallery Fabrics - I think of them as my luxury fabrics given the incredible hand!!

I follow them everywhere.

Ana said...

I loooove Art Gallery Fabrics. They're so silky and smooth. Delicious.

Siobhán said...

Thanks for the tutorial, and for listing where to get some if the extra ( non-fabric) supplies. I live in the west of Ireland, which is devoid of most everything craft related, so I have to do mail order for most things. I love AGF!

mjb said...

I'm so excited about the Sarah Watson fabrics coming!

KaHolly said...

Just wanted to pop in to say thank you for this tutorial! I have been wanting to try making one of these and now my confidence has been boosted. A clasp is on my list of things to buy!

Two Wednesdays said...

They are gorgeous - can't believe how luxurious they feel. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Patricia said...

I love love love AGF to pieces and when you said you were giving some away well here I am.

meljsim said...

I'm RIDICULOUSLY excited for the chance to win this, Rock N Romance is my favourite fabric collection right now!

Holly Surplice said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! WANT WANT WANT!!!! : )

jane said...

Ooh, I love Art Gallery fabrics. They have such a nice feel to them and they sew up beautifully. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win some Rock n Romance. I follow AGF on Pinterest, like AGF on FB, and subscribe to the AGF blog. Your purse is so very adorably cute.

The Glue Spot said...

Too cute. It looks so easy. On my to dos list which is growing quickly.



Fleurette said...

I follow AGF and love their purse tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win their beautiful fabric.

snophiejo said...

Beautiful colours, thanks!

memmens said...

Delicious and great purse too, thanks for the giveaway of gorgeous fabrics.

Kay said...

Gorgeous purse, I haven't been brave enough to try making one yet, maybe 2013 can be the year. Thanks for a great giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Claire E Poppins said...

Great purse! I made my first 3 last month and I see many more in my future ;o)
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway too!

Jayme said...

Oooo I can't wait to get my hands on Indian Summer!!!!! Thx for the giveaway!

ThirdMargaret said...

I was so delighted the first time I touched Art Gallery---so silky! Thanks for the purse how-to. I would like to give it a try!

Jessie Keating said...

I love this line!!! I need to try to make a purse again--the one I did at Sewing Summit is all wonky.

Alli said...

Your clasp purse is super cute! I've tried sew-in frames, but have yet to tackle glue-in ones. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

andri. said...

I adore AGF!:)

Vernon said...

Cool line of fabrics. I'm in.

Indianna said...

The new lines look fantastic.

Deborah said...

such a cute purse and I love this fabric. I follow AGF on FB (jdgunthorpe at yahoo dot co dot uk) and subscribe to their email newsletter. Thanks!

Addibrae said...

I love those fabrics

addibrae(at)hotmail(dot)ca

Michelle Hudak said...

Love the upcoming fabrics....gorgeous!
shel704 at aol dot com

Margret Johanna said...

Gorgeous fabrics

Margret Johanna

Stephanie C. said...

I love this line!

kris said...

I recently tried their fabrics and they have a great feel to them. I would love to win!

Julierose said...

Bari J fabrics are soooo tempting....Julierose

Sarah_L_N said...

Such pretty prints :)

Jacklynn said...

I think Bari J.'s fabrics are so pretty - thanks for the give away! I follow the AGF blog and on Facebook.

Carla said...

Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy said...

What a beautiful collection. Thank you!

Erin said...

Art Gallery really is bringing it of late. I am excited about what's coming down the pike this year. Thanks for the chance to win some of this lovely fabric.

Katie said...

I just bought some Art Gallery fat quarters and I can't get over how soft they are!

Angela said...

Lovely fabrics. Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love Art Gallery Fabrics!

Vicky said...

I would like to win rock and romance fabrics. I've never used Art Gallery fabrics before. Really beautiful!

SewLittleToSay said...

Such vibrant colours and lovely designs.

Jo said...

Such gorgeous fabrics, just when I was telling myself I really don't NEED anymore until I've used some of my huge stash....

Kelly said...

Oh so pretty I can think of plenty to do with these.

SewMama Sew said...

What a fab giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win these beauties!

Jen Burbridge said...

Great giveaway! I love the fabric and the purse! :)

Miss T said...

I've just made a quilt top with splendour 1920, and I know what you mean about the feel of the fabric. Would love to sew with them some more! X

joanne said...

Your purse looks gorgeous!

Marieke said...

So many cute lines they have coming up! My bank account is already protesting.

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