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DOLLHOUSE by AMY SINIBALDI

FABRIC PROJECT CATALOG


Amy welcomes you

to the charming and whimsical

m i n i a t u r e

h o us e

o f

he r

imagin atio n

with Dollhouse.

A m ix o f s w eet fl o r a l s

against a cozy palette of soft grays, rose and warm sienna WILL TAK E TO A RO M AN T I C WO RLD

of childhood dreams.


Q &A

Amy

SINIBALDI

“...YOU DO IT, YOU CURSE A LITTLE, YOU FINISH AND THEN YOU START ALL OVER AGAIN!”

Hi Amy! We’re so happy to be releasing Dollhouse! Tell about this sweet collection. I love this collection of fabrics so much. Dollhouse is a visit to an imaginary world of pattern and design where play and simplicity and romanticism are the very essence. Although a dollhouse is generally thought of as play toy for children, this is actually a playhouse envisioned by me as a grown-up me and so it’s slightly elegant. It is a mix of all my favorite things- soft, modern, cute, graphic and floral- and I really feel like it’s both delicate and strong at the same time! Most girls have a fond memory about playing with dolls. Did you have a dollhouse as a child and what’s your most cherished memory about playing with dolls? I did have a dollhouse. It’s nothing like what I imagined as I designed these fabrics but the similarity is that same sweet romantic spirit that enters when the imagination is at play. Playing with dolls, for me was all about dressing them. The clothes, the patterns. I never really

got around to “playing” with them - it was more important for me to make sure they were dressed well and that the house looked just so! Dollhouse is filled with sweet florals minimal geometrics that can be incorporated into any project. How did you gather inspiration for the prints? Inspiration for the individual prints for this collection came room by room. It was such a fun place to be design-wise because I could explore so many different styles. For instance, when designing the Prairie Dot print I definitely had the kitchen in mind -- a place where I envisioned a very country-style wallpaper with motifs that would look just as nice on the plates or tea cups. When I designed Rooftiles, I was quite transparently thinking of the roof and I loved the geometric pattern and I knew it was necessary for the collection. I knew it would be a great break from the florals. This collection is great for girls of all ages. What do you plan on sewing your daughters with Dollhouse? It’s perfect for Mia, 5, Olivia 9, and even me and my oldest girl, Anne, 22. I could see all of us wearing garments in these prints and honestly Mia has been asking me to make her a dress for ages. She really wants a dress in the Lucy print, which is a tiny geometric. Skirts are the easiest thing to make and I could literally see all the prints as cute elastic waist skirts. Also, there’s the knit in Flutterdust and leggings would be a great project for that substrate.


I would hope that there is some growth visible in each new collection. I feel that it’s most visible in this collection and that the marriage of vision and technical ability are becoming closer. I always learn something new from each collection, once it’s printed and I begin sewing with it - and I feel like Dollhouse is most definitely my favorite.

Let’s talk about rayon! Your “Waltz Moonlit” print comes in this silky substrate and the color is so sophisticated! Is a little “me made” garment sewing on your list? What would you like to make for yourself? Aggghhhh, that rayon is just so buttery soft amazing!! I definitely have Ogden Camis on the list because they’re easy to make and they’re such a good staple to have on hand. Perfect for summer and a great layering piece for the rest of the year. But I’ll be keeping my eye out for other great staples because I’m still very new at garment sewing. The “Upstairs Downstairs” free pattern showcases the prints in Dollhouse beautifully. What did you have in mind when you designed this quilt. When I was a child, the best dollhouses had big giant staircases in them and the bigger the better. The only thing better than a super big staircase was a spiral staircase, but I preferred the house have both. So it was very simple when it came time to make the quilt pattern to turn the design into a giant staircase and alternate the prints to create a bit of contrast. I think I also added in my love for Downton Abbey when I made that quilt pattern - thinking about that grand home and the interplay between the family and their servants, which is a very “upstairs, downstairs” story. With Dollhouse being your sixth collection for AGF, how do you think you’ve evolved as a designer/artist?

What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever sewn? I’ve sewn so many things that were difficult, maybe because of tiny pieces, or fidgety angles, or hand-sewing, or countless layers to push through the machine, but I feel like a quilt is always an achievement because the entire process intimidates me. If it is a large quilt, my piecing gets wonkier and wonkier as I go along and it kind of terrifies me in the end. But it’s like anything else - you do it, you curse a little, you finish and then you start all over again! Besides your sweet designs and your adorable projects, your pictures on social media are stunning. What advice do you have for makers that find it difficult to take pictures of their projects? I love every last step of the creative process-for me that’s taking the pictures. And I love trying to create a mood and find a funny little angle to take pictures from so that it is not just a picture of a quilt, but a “scene”. My advice to makers who are just beginning to photograph their work for instagram or blogs is to make sure to only take pictures in natural light. The flash on the camera is NOT your friend! Also, clear the area of clutter and extra things that may be distracting. Then add in some things to the photo that make the scene more interesting, although I often times like pure simplicity. Lastly take lots of pictures at different angles. Sometimes you’ll be surprised at how a different angle can make all the difference! If you could describe your collection in three words what would they be? Dollhouse? Charming, playful, ethereal.


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Make it Yourself! Clover Skirt & Top

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Make it Yourself! Lucy’s Dollhouse

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P L AY D AT E

DHS-1080 TIPTOE FROLIC

TEA TIME

DHS-1084 JOLIE PETAL

DHS-2080 TIPTOE DUSK

DHS-2084 JOLIE FRESH


DHS-1081 WALTZ MOONLIT

DHS-1082 ROOFTILES SLATE

DHS-1083 FLUTTERDUST STARRY

DHS-1085 MEADOW FIELD

DHS-1086 LUCY MAUVE

DHS-1087 PRAIRIE DOT FRESH

DHS-2081 WALTZ SUNLIT

DHS-2082 ROOFTILES CLAY

DHS-2083 FLUTTERDUST HAZE

DHS-2085 MEADOW POSY

DHS-2086 LUCY ROSE

DHS-2087 PRAIRIE DOT SERENE


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In 2004, our desire to bring a chic and modern perspective to the quilting idustry is what inspired us to start Art Gallery Fabrics. Since then creativity, beauty, and design have been our passions. And to this day, they have not changed. When it comes to designing a collection we always keep originality and uniqueness on the top of our list. We have the pleasure of working with a talented design team who creates enticing color palettes and artful, intricate prints that make our collections one of a kind. Art Gallery designs fabrics that keep up with ongoing trends and at the same time it encourages our customers to use new colors and patterns so they venture out of their usual comfort zone. Designs that evoke style with a statement of color. A quality that sets us apart. Art Gallery Fabrics! 100% PIMA COTTON

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Dollhouse by Amy Sinibaldi  
Dollhouse by Amy Sinibaldi