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FABRIC PROJECT CATALOG


Hang up the streamers and

throw some confetti because Dana has

STARTED A FIESTA

with this festive collection. A medley of vibrant colors and modern designs are combined with

MEXICAN

flair to have you cheering,Ole!


Dana Willard authors the popular DIY sewing and design blog MADE and is the host of MADE Everyday–which in a nutshell, is a show that will make you feel happy. Just watch one episode and you’ll be reaching for bright colored fabric so you can whip up a zipper pouch, or sew skirts for every child you know. Dana makes sewing and crafting easy, by turning the everyday into something useful and cute. And if you’re simply looking for video eye candy, her colorful backgrounds will have you smiling with every episode. Dana has also authored the book Fabrics A to Z , which is an essential resource for any sewist new and old. Her designs and photography have been featured in multiple creative books, magazines, online communities, and in award circles. And she lives in the hot city of Austin, TX with her husband and three kids.


Q &A

Dana

WILLARD

“I LOVE MEXICAN CULTURE, FOOD, AND FESTIVITIES.” 1.Fiesta Fun is a collection filled with Mexican flair enhanced by your signature modern touch! What inspired you about Mexican culture to create this fun collection? For years I have loved Mexican culture, food, and festivities. Because who doesn’t love a party?...with tacos and confetti? YES. I could eat tacos every day of the week. But what I’m attracted to most with Mexican design is their use of color. They have a wonderful way of mixing bold tones with pastels (and every shade in between) and making it work! With this collection you get many of those combinations---cobalt blue next to mint green. Or tangerine contrasted with peach. It’s a rainbow of fun. 2. The “Mexican Dress Morning” print reminds us of beautiful traditional embroidered Mexican garments. Since you’re a garment sewist, what modern pieces did you envision being made with this print? Yes, I love all the embroidered shirts and dresses that have had a resurgence again. It’s so fun to see moms and kids wearing them! My goal was to capture that beauty of an embroidered shirt, without having to do all the

work of embroidery. I like things that are simple, with big payoff. So the first thing I sewed with this fabric was a simple blouse for myself... and it worked out just as I had hoped! The floral design creates a faux yoke at the top. And it really looks awesome. 3. We believe that fabrics can tell lovely stories about a designer, places, and special moments. Is there a specific memory that came to your mind when you were designing this collection? The Citrus Sunrise is one of my favorites in the collection, because it was inspired by the three giant grapefruit trees my grandma had in her Arizona backyard when I was growing up. Every summer, after spending a month swimming in her pool, and jumping on her trampoline, and making lame music videos with her record player... she’d send us back home across the desert with a box of citrus in our family van. I’m pretty sure my mom was the only one that ate them. But I always loved that smell!...and the color. 4. Here at AGF one of our favorite things about Mexican culture is the food! What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Mexican food….Mmmm. My favorites are tacos, flautas, street corn, anything with melty cheese (is melty cheese a dish? It should be), and good old chips and salsa. I spent most of my life in Southern California (and now in Austin, Texas) so my palette is probably more Mexican-American and Tex-mex at times, but really I love it all. Especially when it’s spicy!...


“Paper” in spanish, and “Picado” means “Punched”. So these banners are made of cut-out patterns and intricate designs. This print is my homage to the folk art, without all the cutting! (I told you I like to keep things easy). There are four different Papel Picado colors, which is awesome because you can use them to make your own faux papel picado garland! Just cut out little rectangles and sew them together in a strand with bias tape. Done!

with a good Diet Coke to wash it down. 5. Have you ever been to Mexico? What’s your favorite place? Yes. Growing up in Santa Ana, CA (and later in Los Angeles) Mexican culture was everywhere. We’d often venture down to Tijiuana to buy trinkets. But as an adult I’ve traveled to the yucatan peninsula multiple times--my husband and I have visited the ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum. And my favorite Mexican adventure was a trip I took with 5 friends to a small city called San Felipe. It was just the perfect mix of pleasant baja weather, blue ocean water, dancing under twinkle lights, and good company. 6. Fiesta Fun is not only great for quilting but also for creating bright party decorations. What are some of your tips for throwing a great party with handmade decor? These fabrics are easy to work with because they are bold and can stand on their own. If you’re hosting a party, throw a large swatch of fabric over your table, as a table topper (about a 45 x 45 inch square). Or you can make a simple table runner, or a stack of dinner napkins using a variety of prints. Of course I always love a festive garland! 7. This collection also brings to life the crafty essence of Mexican artistry with the print “Papel Picado”! Did you dabble in Mexican crafts when creating this collection? Oh, I love true Papel Picado banners. They are so unique and special! “Papel” means

8. Fiesta Fun is bold and bright and complements your previous collection, Boardwalk Delight perfectly. What kind of prints from both collections do you instantly see being paired together? Yes, combining collections together is a new thing for me and it’s kind of blowing my mind. Twice as many fabrics to use together! As designers we have colors and shades that we love to use---and mine are definitely yellow and orange. So I love how the Soda Straws print and Twinkle Lights from Boardwalk Delight fit right in with Fiesta Fun. 9. What has been the best part about being a fabric designer and what was the most exciting part about putting Fiesta Fun together? I’m still a young designer, so it’s exciting to explore what my style and aesthetic are. I definitely love color, and I definitely love FUN. Mostly I want to design things that are happy and joyful. 10. You’re known for your popular Youtube channel Made Everyday, you’re an author, designer, and a mom. What are some of your time management tips for sewists/quilters that would like to make more time for sewing? Oh man, I might need someone to share those tips with me! Haah. The best thing that I always recommend is to keep your sewing machine out all the time---even if the only space you have for it is a corner in your bedroom, or in a closet. If your machine is out and ready to go, you will want to sew! And in those spare 20 minutes between a baby’s nap time you can churn out a simple skirt or get started on a shirt for yourself!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! First Day Dress

by Dana Willard Featuring FFN-13843 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! The Anywhere Skirt by Dana Willard Featuring FFN-13843 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Crease Capris And Pants by Vogue Patterns Featuring C-13840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Homemade Cloth Napkins by Chocolate and Zucchini CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Jollity Quilt

by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Imperial Token

by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Sturdy Fabric Basket by Lillyella Featuring FFN-13844 and FFN-13845 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Baby Bibs

by Dana Willard Featuring FFN-23841 and FFN-23848 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!


Toddler Dress

by Dreamcatcher Baby Featuring FFN-23842 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Tip Top Tunic

by Petitapetit and Family Featuring FFN-13842 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

MAKE IT YOURSELF! Knot Dress

by Mesew Crazy Featuring FFN-23843 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Matilda Dress by Violette Field Threads Made by Alexis Wright and Cassie Massola Featuring FFN-23840 and FFN-23847 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! The Anywhere Skirt by Dana Willard Featuring FFN-13848 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Made by Alexis Wright and Cassie Massola featuring FFN-13845


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Cora’s Tiered Top

by CKC patterns Made by Alison Brorsen Featuring FFN-13840, FFN-13845 and FFN-23840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Audrey Dress

by Violette Field Threads Made by Crystal Thoreson Featuring FFN-23845 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Sloane Skinny Pants

by Violette Field Threads Made by Crystal Thoreson Featuring C-13840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Made by Alexis Wright and Cassie Massola featuring FFN-13842 and FFN-23847


Featuring FFN-13840


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Good Vibes

by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Cambie Dress

by Sewaholic Patterns Featuring FFN-13842 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Lunch Bag

by AGF Studio Featuring FFN-13846 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Made by Isabelle Selak


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Washi Blouse

by Made by Rae Featuring FFN-13845 and FFN-23845 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Off The Shoulder Dress by Megan Nielsen Featuring K-13843 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Sweetheart Blouse

by Burda Style Featuring FFN-23843 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Made by Mother Bird


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Ruffled Wristlet

by Carla’s Creations Made by Paola Baker Featuring FFN-13843 and FFN-13844 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Boxy Pouch Tutorial by Pinkx Stitches Featuring FFN-23845 and FFN-13840 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Misses’ Two Piece Dress by Simplicity Featuring C-13840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Cuffed Sleeve Shirt by Burda Style Featuring K-23840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Tessa Sheath Dress by Love Notions Made by Katie Skoog Featuring K-23840 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Made by Elise Baek


MAKE IT YOURSELF! Sophie’s V & Scoop Back Dress

by The Simple Life Company Featuring FFN-13841 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Baby Blanket

by Dana Willard Featuring FFN-23841 and FFN-23848 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!


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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Fiesta Garden

by Dana Willard CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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MAKE IT YOURSELF! Fiesta de Talavera by Michelle Watts Made by Paola Baker CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


FFN-13840 MEXICAN DRESS MORNING

FFN-13841 PAPEL PICADO MESQUITE

FFN-13842 DESERT FLOR SUMMER

FFN-13844 FLORITA PARTY

FFN-13845 ZOCALO LEMON

FFN-13846 HAPPY STREAMERS

FFN-23840 MEXICAN DRESS MIDNIGHT

FFN-23841 PAPEL PICADO NARANJA

FFN-23842 DESERT FLOR SPRING

FFN-23844 FLORITA AZUL

FFN-23845 ZOCALO RASPBERRY

FFN-23847 PIÑATA CONFETTI


S I E S TA

FFN-13848 PAPEL PICADO MENTA

FFN-23843 CITRUS SUNSET

FFN-23848 PAPEL PICADO VERDE

angles | premium cotton

V I VA FFN-13843 CITRUS SUNRISE


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