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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    Allison C says

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    WandaFish says

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

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    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.

  22. 81

    Christine Slaughter says

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Vicki says

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

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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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    ambjer says

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

    ambjer (at) gmail (dot) com

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Amy Bickford says

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Elisabetta says

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Dina says

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

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    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.