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Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang ~ The Fresh AG Tote

Fresh AG Tote ~ Pattern for the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang

Today I’m so excited to be able to share my first project as part of the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang, the Fresh AG Tote!

I designed this tote with summer in mind, perfect for taking to the park or the pool. It’s a simple pattern for beginner bag makers as well. You can find the pattern over on the Art Gallery Fabrics blog and also the PDF download on their pattern summary page (if you don’t see it there right away, it will be there soon – just go to the blog post).

Now for the giveaway! Want to win all the Art Gallery prints I used on my bag (minus the solids)?

My rules:
• Leave a comment on this post

Art Gallery’s rules:
• Subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog
• Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest
• Like Art Gallery on Facebook (optional)

I will pick a winner Friday evening, July 27th.

And don’t forget to add photos of your finished project to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr group. Happy sewing everyone!

Closing comments to pick a winner!

The lucky winner is #124: Martha said “Love your tote:) awesome!”

Congratulations Martha! I will be emailing you for your address. Thanks for commenting everyone!

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217 Responses to “Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang ~ The Fresh AG Tote”

  1. 1
    Ramona says:

    Very cute tote! Lovely fabrics.
    I am a follower of AGF, I follow on Pinterest and their blog.

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    PennyDog says:

    I follow their blog and also Pinterest too

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    Cheryl says:

    love the feel of AG fabrics!

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    Courtney Elwell says:

    Luv it. So cute. What pretty fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you and Art gallery

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    nicole says:

    I love AGF!
    I follow AGF on FB and blog on Google Reader
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Beth says:

    Great bag! I follow AG – blog and pinterest.

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    Kara says:

    Great bag!

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    Kelli says:

    Love that little patchwork you did on the straps!

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    Lynn Dix says:

    Beautiful fabrics. I follow AG blog and on Pinterest.

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    Lynda H says:

    great choice of fabrics – would love to win some

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    Gill says:

    Great tote!
    I love the colours you’ve used!

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    Gill says:

    I subscribe to AG’s blog!

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    Sally says:

    This tote looks adorable and I will be adding it to my things to make! I’ll definitely be using AG fabrics to do it, too. I’m making a quilt for my friend with Lilly Belle and I’m hoping to have some leftovers :)

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    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    Oh, so pretty! I love that fabric on that tote!

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    Patti says:

    Great bag and the colours are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Patti says:

    I already subscribe to Art Gallery’s blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Beth Hammergren says:

    What a fun tote and happy fabrics. Not sure if I did the pinning correctly, but did all the required actions and the optional. Thanks for the exposure to other blogs, artists.

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    Kelly O. says:

    love the fabrics you chose!

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    Patti says:

    I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win,

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    Meredith F. says:

    Love the purse and the pretty fabrics you chose!

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    Robin H. says:

    I love Art Gallery fabrics. The colors are gorgeous!

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    Angie C says:

    Great bag! I follow all the rules :)

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    Joyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks the great tutorial. I’m a facebook follower & I subscribe to their blog (as well as yours). And thanks for the chance to win.

  24. 24

    Such a cute tote! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Katie B says:

    Love this, Faith! I follow the blog and on Pinterest.

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    Cheri says:

    Super cute. I can see either of my daughter in laws using this for a beach tote.

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    Becky Greene says:

    Great tote and lovely fabric! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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    Jane Brown says:

    Love these fabrics. They are so fresh looking.

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    Kathy says:

    Love the fabrics! I’m a beginner and have been looking for a basic bag pattern. This looks perfect! Thank you!

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    Eileen says:

    Super cute bag and fabrics!!

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    Allison C says:

    Love this! Great job!

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    Allison C says:

    I follow the Art Gallery blog (should I be leaving the Art Gallery entries here?)

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    Allison C says:

    I like AG on FB

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    Allison C says:

    I follow AG on Pinterest

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    crherman says:

    Love the bag!!! Enjoy all your work and input from fellow quilters!

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    rosa says:

    Lovely tote.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    rosa says:

    I follow Art Gallery blog!

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    sandyb says:

    Ohhhh, I just love your tote – I have to make me one of those and I just love the fabrics!!!!!

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    Darcene says:

    What a versatile pattern…so many ideas are whirling through my head now….I love the fabrics you used for this, so, of course I want to win some for my own use….I meet all of AG’s qualifications…so with fingers crossed I will wait as patiently as possible…thank you so much for this opportunity…

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    sandyb says:

    I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest, Facebook and their blog.

    I never know if I leave here or there for three different posts or only one but here it is!

    Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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    Heidi says:

    I love the fabrics/colors! Nice bag too!

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    Heidi says:

    I also follow the AG blog.

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    Heidi says:

    I also “like” AGF on FB.

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    Karen says:

    I follow AGF blog

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    Michele says:

    Love your tote!

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    Karen Vail says:

    you lead.. I follow! love Art Gallery!

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    Jessica Hooper says:

    Great fabrics and pattern, thanks for the give away opp.
    I follow the art gallery fabric blog and facebook page.

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    Diann Cornell says:

    Nice tote. I follow AGF blog and on Facebook.

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    Haley says:

    Such a cute tote! I follow both the AGF blog and pinterest.

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    Marjorie says:

    I already subscribe to Art Gallery Fabrics….

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    Marjorie says:

    I do follow on Pinterest

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    Debbie says:

    Great bag. Love the fabric.

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    Jo says:

    Love the much fun are those fabrics?
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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    Rhonda says:

    Lovely; thanks for chance to win!

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    Sabs says:

    Nice bag homie!

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    svetlana says:

    what a fun tote bag, Faith. I love the handles so much, fantastic idea to add some scraps into the handles.

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    Cheryl B. says:

    What a pretty bag! Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you and Art gallery. Hopefully I’ll win as my birthday is the 27th

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    Jenn A says:

    Such a pretty bag! I follow all the rules. =)

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    Sarah O says:

    That is such a cute tote!! I can’t wait to make one! I am a follower of AG on Pinterest, and the blog, and I like them on Facebook. :)

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    WyoDi says:

    I’d pet these oh sew pretty fabrics if I could! Luv’n those bright solids as well!

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    Barb says:

    Beautiful fabrics….great blog!

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    Gaye Smith says:

    Who has enough bag?

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    Gunilla says:

    One can never have too many bags!!! And this one was lovely! I am already a follower of the Art gallery blog, which gives great inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    kitty says:

    Lovely tote, cute handles!! I follow AGF on FB and their blog.

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    Mary C says:

    I follow AGF on Pinterest and their blog. I love the tote and the colors are so much fun…it would be a great gift to give for the holidays.

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    Kathy Nadel says:

    Yep, I follow on Pinterest and subscribe to the Art Gallery Blog too. Love the bag and these fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Adele says:

    Super cute! love your fabric choices.

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    Janet B says:

    What beautiful fabrics…love that cute bag.

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    Andrea C L says:

    just love the colors!

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    Carole Price says:

    Cute tote. Love the colors. Never been on AG site. Going there now!

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    WandaFish says:

    Your fresh tote is just perfect for summer, Faith! Thanks for the great tute and the wonderful giveaway :)

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    bee says:

    perfect for the pool – thanks!

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    Ali M says:

    I love the Rhapsodia especially (That reminds me I wanted to get more of that line). Thank you for the giveaway, I really like how that tote turned out!

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    Kristen says:

    What lovely colors.

    Already follow Art Gallery Fabrics at those lovely spots. :)

    Thanks for a chance.

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    Deborah says:

    Such fun fabrics! Cute tote!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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    Deborah says:

    Art Gallery Pinterest Follower

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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    Deborah says:

    Art Gallery Facebook Follower

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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    Deborah says:

    Art Gallery Blog Follower

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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    Kim says:

    Love the bag!

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    Christine Slaughter says:

    Lovely fabrics, and great bag! I follow AGF on FB & Pinterest and subscribed to their newsletter.

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    Yvonne beyer says:

    such beautiful fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Sue Preece says:

    Great fabrics and I love the pattern. I was looking for a pattern along these lines to make for a friend for Christmas in her favourite colours. This will be perfect, thanks so much!

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    Becki Seay says:

    I liked agf on Facebook, I subscribe to their blog and I follow them pinterest. But most importantly I love their fabric. The bag is adorable.

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    mary ann says:

    That tote is SO cute!!

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    Kristy says:

    Love the bag, and the fabrics are gorgeous!

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    Deb H. says:

    I love these fabrics. They are all colors that I love.

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    Deb H. says:

    I subscribe to the Art Gallery fabrics blog via my google homepage.

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    Deb H. says:

    I like Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook

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    Absolutely adorable! I just love the color combo – so fun and fresh! Thanks so much for a chance to win some fabric to make this must-have tote!

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    Lindsey F says:

    I always love fabrics that utilize fat quarters and the fabrics look lovely.

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    Becky S says:

    So pretty! I would LOVE to make a tote like that.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Barb says:

    Art Gallery’s on my A List! I follow their blog, Pinterest and FB. Fun bag!

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    robin says:

    Very cute bag!

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    lisam says:

    I’d love these fabrics to make one for me!

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    robin says:

    I subscribe to Art Gallery Fabrics’ blog with Google Reader.

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    robin says:

    I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest.

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    robin says:

    I like ARt Gallery Fabrics on FB.

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    Fran Daoust says:

    The tote is great. I would love to win the fabrics. Thanks,

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    Rebecca says:

    Great little tote and great fabrics

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    Rachelle says:

    Cool bag, I already do all the requirements for Art Gallery Fabrics

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    amorette says:

    very fun and lively- i bet this will get a lot of compliments on the street!

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    Janelle J says:

    Great fabric choices and I like the shape of your bag. Looks good!

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    Sara says:

    gorgeous fabrics and great bag!

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    Tricia says:

    Cute bag and great fabrics!

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    Michelle H. says:

    What pretty fabrics! The tote is adorable. Thanks for the chance.

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    Michelle H. says:

    Subscribed via email to the Art Gallery blog

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    Michelle H. says:

    Following the Art Gallery on Pinterest (Michelle Hudak-auntiethesis)

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    Michelle H. says:

    I like the Art Gallery on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)

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    Susanne says:

    Your bag is great. Love the stripes in the handle. :)
    I follow their blog.

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    brandy says:

    what a cute tote! i follow agf on pinterest and their blog. thanks for the giveaway:)

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    i’ve used AG fabrics before. i really like the way they feel. so soft! love your bag.

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    Patty K says:

    I follow on FB. I just love this bag and the fabrics. Wonderful!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Sarah N says:

    Gorgeous tote and fabrics! I love to make bags to carry my projects in :)
    I follow AG in all the ways mentioned :)

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    jenna says:

    Very cute, I have been thinking of making a new tote.

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    Nikki says:

    great summer Tote!

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    Kristy says:

    Beautiful tote! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

    Follow Art Gallery in every way listed! :)

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    Wendy Close says:

    Love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Nancy says:

    YAY!!! – a giveaway. i am loving the Fat Quarter Gang. Thanks for sharing.

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    Andrea says:

    I love AGF – and this is a great pattern. I especailyl like the scrappy touches on the handles. Thanks! I subcribe to the AGF blog by email and follow them on FB too.

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    Bethany says:

    Awesome fabrics. I follow AG blog and on Pinterest.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says:

    Thanks for the bag tute! And thanks for the give away!

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    Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I follow AG’s blog, on Pinterest, and on Facebook. Whew!

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    Martha says:

    Love your tote:) awesome!

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    Susan E. says:

    Lovely fabrics! And now that my oldest will be starting kindergarten in two days (GASP!!), I will have more time to craft and maybe make more Christmas gifts like your bag!

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    Missy K says:

    Great giveaway. I love your bag. The fabrics are amazing.

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    Terry Kessinger says:

    Well, how fun is this! I’m a follower of AGs blog and on Pinterest as wel. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sara says:

    This is such a cute bag and I love the fabric. Great job.

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    Katie says:

    Love the prints…hope to win. The bag is great too!

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    Vicki says:

    Eeps! I lalalaLOVE your fabric/color selection on this sweet tote! Gorge! <3

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    Vicki says:

    I follow AG’s blog! Loving the Fat Quarter Gang Series!

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    Vicki says:

    I follow AG on Pintrest! So much inspiration, so little time! Ack!

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    Vicki says:

    I like (love?) AG on FB. :)*fingers crossed for the win*
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Gina says:

    Beautiful bag! Thanks for the pattern!!!

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    Carla G says:

    What a great bag! Love the color & prints of the fabrics you used! :)

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    virginia says:

    Oh, love that bag; great for my daughter who is a beginner sewer. I follow AG’s blog.

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    Terry says:

    Cute bag….love the fabrics!

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    Robin says:

    This fabric is luscious and the tote is beautiful…so fresh and cool looking on this HOT summer day!

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    Carla G says:

    I follow AGF blog and on fb! :)

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    ambjer says:

    pretty fabrics! and that tote is so cute! thanks for the giveaway!

    ambjer (at) gmail (dot) com

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    I follow AGF on Pinterest too. :)

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    And of couuuuuuurse I subscribe to teh AGF blog on Google Reader. :)

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    Jen Nelson says:

    Very pretty tote!
    I follow Art Gallery fabrics on Facebook and Pinterest and subscribed to their blog!
    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics!

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    Joyce says:

    Love the tote! Fabrics are SO pretty!

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    Joyce says:

    I have subscribed to Art Gallery’s blog!

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    Jessica Enlow says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I follow the AGF blog.

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    Beth T. says:

    Cute tote, Faith. Thanks for sharing.

    I follow the Art Gallery Fabrics blogs, and follow them on Twitter. (Faith, on their post it says it’s okay to follow them on either Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, so I’m going to cross my fingers and enter.)

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    Amy in UK says:

    I now subscribe to AGF thru Google. Wonderful bag – I love it in those fabrics!! Delicious!!

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    Kelli says:

    Love, love the bag!!!!

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    Melanie Plante says:

    Love all those fabrics – thanks for the opportunity!

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    jackie says:

    cute fabric and bag is too too cute!!!!!

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    marci says:

    lovely lovely fabric!
    thank you

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    marci says:

    i follow agf blog!

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    Gwen Windham says:

    Beautiful fabrics!! I’d love to win them!! Oh, and beautiful bag as well!!! :-) I do subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog, follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest, and like Art Gallery on Facebook . Thanks!

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    I’m a follower! Love it!

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    MarciaW says:

    The fresh AG tote is very cute. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win. I subscribe to the AGF blog by email, follow on Pinterest, and already “liked” their FB page too (with my mom alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com).

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    Gretchen says:

    Love your bag! It’s just wonderful. Great fabrics.

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    shelby says:

    Great colors and prints!
    I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Google +

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    Kaitlin M says:

    Love those prints and that bag.

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    KatieQ says:

    I follow their blog. It appears on my Google homepage. I also follow them on Pinterest.

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    KatieQ says:

    I liked them on FB and left a comment.

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    KatieQ says:

    I love the tote, especially in those prints.

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    Paula says:

    Great bag! Love the shape and the colours! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Peggy Gibbs says:

    Liked on FB as Peggy Gibbs.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Peggy Gibbs says:

    Follow on Pinterest.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Peggy Gibbs says:

    Very cute bag tutorial. I love the turorials.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Ruth Ann says:

    I love the tote bag. The fresh colors of the prints are great. My daughter who hopes to start teaching this fall would love it for carrying her teacher things in!

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    I love AGF!!! Their fabrics are some of the finest quality and are oh so soft!!!

    I like AGF on FB, follow their blog and follow on Pinterest.

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    Lori says:

    such an adorable tote! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    LOVE these fabrics. Gorgeous!

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    I am following Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

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    Amy Bickford says:

    Lovely bag, and can I see some rhapsodia absolute favourite at the moment!

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    Amy Bickford says:

    Also already on AG mailing list

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    Vicki says:

    Lovliness! Love your new tote, Thanks for sharing it. I LOVE your site and your tutes. I follow AGF’s blog, on FB and Pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    LeAnn says:

    Love the fabrics — and your tote.
    I Follow the AGF blog, Follow AGF on Pinterest, and Like AGF on FB.

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    Sue says:

    Love these fabrics, and your blog!

    legato1958 at aol dot com

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    pam roach says:

    I love summertime and LOVE LOVE LOVE summer prints!! Keep up the great blog and ideas.

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    I love AGF!
    I follow AGF on FB and blog on Google Reader
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    M says:

    I follow agf now:)

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    Dana says:

    What a great givaway…
    I became a follower to the blog (by email and by google reader) and also liked on facebook, but don’t have pinterest :( hope that ok…

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    would love to win thanks

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    i was already getting their blog

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    i liked them on facebook

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    Deidra says:

    Great tote!

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    Deidra says:

    Liked Art Gallery on FB

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    I follow AGF just about everywhere. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    Kirsten says:

    Love those pretty fabrics -such a cute bag!

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    Marla says:

    Beautiful material. Just went throught the stuff from your store.

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    Rachel says:

    Love the fabric! thanks for a chance to win!

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    Sharon says:

    Oolong, love that dark pink print. I follow Art Gallery

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    MoeWest says:

    Nice combo of fabrics. I follow Art Gallery.

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    Toni says:

    I am now following the Art Gallery’s blog, their Pinterest boards, and I have liked them on FB. I love this fabric collection, thank you for the opportunity to win it!
    I am also in love with your tote pattern and will be making it regardless. Your work is an inspiration…thank you for sharing!

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    Jenelle says:

    The colors in these fabrics are so fresh and summery! I like the detail on the bag strap too. :)

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    Bethany says:

    I’ve just discovered Art Gallery and would love the opportunity to use some of their fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Jennie P. says:

    These are gorgeous prints! I would love to work with them!

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    Erica says:

    Oh those fabrics look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Elisabetta says:

    thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway, I’d love to win these fabrics =)

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    Elisabetta says:

    I already follow Art Gallery Fabrics blog

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    Elisabetta says:

    I already follow Art Gallery Fabrics Pinterest board

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    Margaret R says:

    I love Art Gallery Fabrics. They have a very nice feel and drape. I follow their blog and follow them on fB and Pinterest.

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    May says:

    I love that bag and would love to make one just like it! Great fabrics!

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    Margaret Cureton says:

    Great bag pattern! I follow you on Pinterest and AGF on Pinterest also. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity- so glad to have found your blog.
    Margaret C.

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    Barbara says:

    Love the fabrics you used on your bag.

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    Vickie says:

    What happy summer fabrics, great group!

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    Kelie says:

    I love your pattern! Can’t wait to find the time to make it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    diane says:

    Such a cute bag!

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    Sandra Mcgowen says:

    Wonderful bag! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on their blog and Pinterest.

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    MNnancy says:

    Your tote would make a great gift. I’ve downloaded the pattern, and now I just need that pretty fabric! :-)

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    Sarah Harper says:

    Great bag!

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    Dina says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Cute tote, and i have been stuck on totes lately. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Heather K says:

    Love AG. They just feel so nice ~ I can tell them from the others by touch! This would be a wonderful Happy Birthday to me (birthday is Saturday!) Blog/google reader/pinterest check.

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    JEM-fl says:

    Great combination of color,
    my next project- the tote.
    Like the size! Thanks!

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    Halochka says:

    Great bag! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance!