Ragged & The Denim Studio

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With The Denim Studio by Art Gallery Fabrics, the quintessential American fabric has been reinvented so once more you can “Feel the Difference”. It is a new series of premium substrates, that brings a whole new approach to create your projects. Featuring an array of prints and textures on trendy colors, these fabrics are ideal for quilting, apparel, home decor and accessories. Ragged is the coordinating thread collection, hand-picked to suit all needs including 40wt, 28wt, 12wt, Linen, & Wool!

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THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
Ragged: The Denim Studio
10 Small Spools
Details:
2310 – 1248 (Cotton, 40 WT, 164yds/spool)
6722 – 2145 (Cotton, 28 WT, 109yds/spool)
2312 – 2610 (Cotton, 12 WT, 54yds/spool)
2920 (Linen, 22WT, 87yds/spool)
8092 – 8780 – 8333 (Wool, 12WT, 54yds/spool)

Denim

To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.

THE INTERVIEW
How did the idea to develop a line of specialty denim fabrics first come about? 

Denim is the quintessential American fabric. It’s an amazing substrate and was long neglected in our industry. At AGF, we always thought that denim had great potential and we wanted to launch a trendy line to be used in garment sewing but at the same time that could be brought into play for quilting. Quilting with denim is very fun!

Tell us a bit about the different types of denim available with this collection.
We have several types, which are different in texture and weight:

SMOOTH SOLIDS are the classic denim that are very thin and have the same weight of quilting fabric.

TEXTURED SOLIDS are thicker and more structured for sturdy projects.

CROSSHATCH TEXTURED DENIM consists of a beautiful woven pattern.

OUTLAND YARN DYES are lightweight with an attractive denim look.

LOVEY DOBBY super soft and great for many projects, especially garments.

PREMIUM LINEN BLEND a blend of linen and cotton with a soft touch.

STREAKED BLEND for unique for out of the box projects.

DENIM PRINTS are the stars of the group. They are super soft and lightweight denim, ideal for sewing and quilting with many creative designs printed on them.

[editor’s note: visit the website for a closer look at all offerings]

What inspired the designs for the denim prints?  
We really wanted the quilting community to start creating quilts with denim, so the idea of adding prints came as a no-brainer. Quilters can create a multitude of unique quilts with our variety of prints!

There is often a conception that denim is meant for apparel, but we’ve seen some incredibly inspiring non-apparel projects lately. What are your favorite non-apparel projects with these new fabrics?
Well, we have to admit that we love quilts, bed runners, totes, more totes, clutches and even toys just to name a few!

How were the threads for Ragged, the coordinating thread collection, selected? 
We love the quality of Aurifil threads and they come in several materials and weights to help create many different techniques when sewn on denim. The colors coordinate perfectly and that makes them ideal for sewing and quilting with our types of denim.

The collection includes a wonderful variety of thread weights, including 40wt, 28wt, 12wt, Linen and Wool. What tips would you share with consumers for how to use the various weights in their projects?
There are not many tips we can recommend since Aurifil threads have the best quality, so you can use them at will!! They resist breakage extremely well, so they can be used in bobbin work, hand embroidery and stitching, high-speed machine quilting, topstitching, hand quilting, and sashiko as well. Imagine the possibilities!

What do you love most about Aurifil threads and how it partners with your fabrics? 
We are incredibly honored to be partners with Aurifil! We share the same values and quality products are at the top of our lists. The color range is unbelievable and they come in every weight you can ask for. We love the luster and sheen of each of the cotton spools and how delicate the wool threads are. We even love how they barely produce lint which means that we have less lint to clean in our sewing machine hooks! What else can anyone ask for? Aurifil threads are perfection!

THE GIVEAWAY

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To enter-to-win,  click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page, or simply click on the image above. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have!  Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 22! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Saturday, July 23. Good luck!

UPDATE (7/23): This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to Stephanie Clark Basden!! 

ABOUT THE DENIM STUDIO

ABOUT ART GALLERY FABRICS
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Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 12.47.30 PMCreativity, beauty and design are our passions here at AGF. When it comes to design, we love to create fabrics that fit a modern lifestyle with a chic, sophisticated touch. Enticing color palettes and artful, intricate prints are what make our collections one of a kind. We are often described as the most “trendsetting” fabric company these days for always keeping originality and uniqueness on the top of our list.

** All collection images courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics.

 

 

94 thoughts on “Ragged & The Denim Studio

  1. I want to make a summer slipcover for a chair in that gorgeous golden yellow. I am on a mission to find it at a local quilt store! It is the perfect color for summer in Florida.

  2. If I had a set of fat quarters, I’d start with a bag and use the rest in a quilt. I’ve never seen these fabrics “in person” so have never touched – and and waiting to!. They look fabulous for clothing, so my next project would be a vest/jacket with some hand stitch. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  3. I would probably sew a quilt, bags, table toppers, a skirt or dress, and anything else I thought I would like with this fabric.

  4. LOOOOVE Denim!! Would definitely HAVE to make a Quilt!!🙂 And a Tote for me…plus a few tops! ( not all from this b\Bundle..giggle…have to go fabric shoppin! Wooohoooo!!)

    Thank you for chance to win such an AWESOME Give-a-way too!!😀

  5. I love the denim line of fabric and the thread that matches. This is so reminiscent of growing up during the 60s and 70s when styles became more relaxed and less formal.

  6. I have used light weight denim for quilt backing in the past, but this would be used to make a quilt for one of my nephews. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

  7. The denim products will be awesome for my bags/ purses as well as quilts and clothing. Let’s face it- denim rules! My 80 yr old mother prefers denim
    totes and purses so she can use them in any season. They need to be durable and washable for her

  8. I love denim! Bags and totes made with denim are my favorite. Pillows and organization containers are also great made with denim.

  9. I am so excited to see this new take on denim. It has always been one of my favorite fabrics. I can/t wait to pick up some & try it out.

  10. At this time, I most like to make things for my home. Most likely I would make a table cover, quilt, wall hanging, pillow or even place mats and napkins, maybe even an apron. All would look nice in this collection.

  11. I would like to make a bag and several baskets with this fabric. And combine the leftovers with flannel for a warm, winter quilt.

  12. I love to quilt and would incorporate some of the denims into quilts, but I really need to update my tote and handbags, so that would be the first thing I would do with the giveaway bundle. Thanks!!

  13. I would have to begin with place mats, but I would love to make a quilt. I have had a love affair with all things denim since I was a little kid and got my first pair of Wranglers for Grandpa’s farm.

  14. We have an older camper/trailer that we are currently re-furbishing. I am going to recover all of the cushions with denim. The Denim Studio and Ragged will pair perfectly to bring this 1996 gem up to date. And the pillows to go with will be all season. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Aaah! These fabrics… i would love to sew a handquilted tote bag and my very first dress for myself! Is it too selfish?? Love this giveaway! Thanks so much! Fingers crossed😉 Alex @alextilalila

  16. I live in denim. I would love to make a denim purse and tote bag. I would also love a skirt with the printed denim.

  17. I’ve already ordered some of these denims and want to make a pair of pants and a little bag with them. I’d love to win the wonderful thread to go with the fabric! Thanks for the chance!! Hugs, Helen

  18. These are wonderful fabric choices! I would love to make a vest and another thing that came to mind was throw pillows. I remember in the 60’s making decorative throw pillows from scrap denim. My granddaughter would love them.

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