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LOVE STORY by MAUREEN CRACKNELL

FABRIC PROJECT CATALOG


Love Story celebrates the radiant, joyful energy of love. Colorful bouquets and dainty birds become romantic designs that give the collection a heartwarming feel inspired by the simple beauties of love.


Q &A

Maureen

CRACKNELL

“...BALANCED WITH SOFT WHITES

AND PEACH TO EXPRESS THE MAGIC OF LOVE” Hi Maureen! We’re so excited to release your collection Love Story! Can you tell us all about it? Love Story is a collection full of colorful and bold prints that celebrate the radiant, joyful energy of love, and is softened with sweet feminine touches. Beautiful flower bouquets and dainty little love birds gives the collection it’s heart along with fresh, romantic designs inspired by the simple beauties of love. Everyone has an idea of what love is but it’s much harder to display it visually without seeming cliche. You definitely elevated this idea! What kind of image of love did you want to portray with this collection? Well, I had decided to create a loved-theme collection right after finishing up Soulful, but the spirit of Love Story came to me when I stumbled upon a very romantic and beautiful image that was the perfect reflection of what I wanted this collection to be - an enchant-

ing collection balanced with soft whites and peach to express the magic of love with deep teal and red to show the desire and passion of love. We love how you break the pattern of the sweet floral designs with bold geometrics. What inspired you to include these concentric designs in this romantic collection? I had a couple of different thoughts for adding in the bold geometrics along with the addition of black to these otherwise very sweet, colorful prints. I think they bring both the strength and an edginess that this collection needs. In any great love story every single emotion is felt, not only happiness, so for me these prints honor a deep love story. What’s your favorite romance novel? Now this is very cliche, but when I was a young teenager The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks came out and my sisters and I were all completely obsessed with that book. It will always be special to me since it’s the first romance novel that I ever read and then read again and again.. haha What’s your personal love story? Well, I think my husband Kevin and I have a pretty special love story but it’s crazy long since I met him for the first time twenty five years ago. I do remember the exact moment I first saw him very clearly, including what we


The free “X&O’s” pattern is stunning! Can you tell us all about it? X&O’s or Hugs & Kisses is such a classic term used for expressing love or for adding at the end of a written letter. It’s the first pattern idea that came to my mind when I began brainstorming Love Story quilt patterns and it’s so perfect for these prints and the theme of this collection.

were both wearing. In truth, after that I was hooked forever. When Kevin would visit his mother in my little town, seeking out the quiet and uncomplicated, I would usually give him a new drawing of mine to keep when I’d see him. Nine years after we met, we started dating and when Kevin took me to his hometown in New York State, I walked into his childhood bedroom and all the drawings I had given him were hanging on his walls. We’ve shared so many special moments together, he’s without a doubt my forever love. The colors in Love Story are great for the holidays! Do you plan on sewing any gifts? If yes, what’s on your sewing list? Absolutely! I’ve been using Love Story for every holiday sewing project these past few weeks from zip pouches to patchwork stockings that include the full range of quilting cottons. I hadn’t thought of holiday sewing when I designed Love Story, but once the rolls arrived I immediately wanted to use it for all of this year’s holiday projects! Ever since we saw the “Daring Tribal Noir” canvas we instantly pictured home decor! What do you envision being made with the canvas? Yes, I love the ottoman diy project AGF recently shared and I have plans to make one myself! I have two extra large sofa pillows that I plan to make covers for and a footstool that needs a new slipcover, as well. I can’t wait!

Regardless of the designer, the majority of AGF collections coordinate with each other. What other collections would you like to see combined with Love Story? Almost immediately when Indie Folks arrived to my studio I made a quilt top combined with Love Story. It was so pretty that I turned the scraps from my quilt into zipper bags and I ended up making more than sixty of those to sell during my holiday sales. I love these two collections together so much! We’ve reached the ending of 2017. Let us know what you’re the most excited about for 2018. I’m really looking forward to designing more collections, I love it SO much! I plan to cohost more community sewing events with fellow AGF designer, Sharon Holland, which is so much fun! And, once again I have to add my hopes to begin garment sewing this year. Mostly, I’m just so looking forward to another fun-filled year of creating in my new studio!


Make it Yourself! Boho Dress

by Burda Style Featuring R-48800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


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Made by Maureen Cracknell


Make it Yourself! Sunki Dress

by Figgy’s Featuring K-48801 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Merry Canine Stocking by Embroidery Library Featuring LVS-48800 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Quick Quilt-As-You-Go

by Craftsy Made by Maureen Cracknell CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


Make it Yourself! Bodysuit

by Simplicity Featuring K-38800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


Make it Yourself! Wide Legged Pants by Burda Style Featuring DEN-S-2003 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Made by Cassie Massolia


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Make it Yourself! Amity Block

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Make it Yourself! Xs and Os Quilt

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Made by Maureen Cracknell


Make it Yourself! Pretty Dayz

by AGF Studio Featuring LVS-38805 & LVS-48810 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Made by Maureen Cracknell


Make it Yourself! Knit Dress

by Simplicity Featuring K-38804-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Made by Alexis Wright

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Make it Yourself! Cadence Table Runner

by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Darcey Duster Cardigan

by Made for Mermaids Made by Alison Brorsen Featuring K-48803-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Maize Keyhole Dress by Petite Stitchery Made by Alison Brorsen Featuring R-48800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Zoey Tween Dress

by Violette Field Threads Made by Alexis Wright Featuring K-38804-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


Made by Cassie Massolia


Make it Yourself! French Mattress Cushion by August Blues Featuring LVS-48802 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Half Hearted Quilt

by Nana Company Made by Paola Baker CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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Mini Ruffle Dress

by Burda Style Featuring K-38809 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Dreamcatcher

by The Journey Junkie CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Fractured Applique by Sarai Schuk CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


Made by Maureen Cracknell

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Make it Yourself! Ottoman

by AGF Studio Featuring C-38802 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!


Make it Yourself! Union Square Quilt Block

by AGF Studio Featuring LVS-48809, LVS-48800, LVS-48805, LVS-38805 & LVS-38801 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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LVS-48809 LOVEBIRDS AMBER

LVS-48810 MIXED EMOTIONS

LVS-48808 COMPASSION RUBY LVS-48805 DARLING ECHOES VERT

LVS-48800 REFLECTION OF LOVE

LVS-48801 HUGS & KISSES FRESH LVS-38806 DELICATE VEIL LVS-38807 HEARTS FLETCHING

LVS-38802 DARING TRIBAL NOIR LVS-38803 FLOWER STAMP CHARM

LVS-38801 HUGS & KISSES WARM


LVS-48804 SOULMATE BLOOMS LUST LVS-48802 DARING TRIBAL SUNSET

LVS-38805 DARLING ECHOES RED

LVS-48807 HEARTS FLETCHING GOLD

LVS-38804 SOULMATE BLOOMS LUST

LVS-38809 LOVEBIRDS CELESTE

LVS-38808 COMPASSION TEAL LVS-48803 FLOWER STAMP SPELL

LVS-38800 REFLECTION OF LOVE


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Love story by Maureen Cracknell  
Love story by Maureen Cracknell