What to do with those irresistible packets of fabrics? Here's a wealth of ideason exactly how to make the best use of them! Learn how to combine packs of graduated hand-dyed fabrics with one or two commercial prints to get stunning results. The detailed instructions will have you confidently choosing fabrics to best complement those precious hand-dyeds. Even the simplest patterns come alive using the saturated colors only hand-dyeing achieves. Now you can enhance them with just the right printed fabric. Both traditional and original quilt projects are designed to showcase the mix of fabrics. Detailed cutting and sewing directions are included.
Review of Fabric Fandango - 08/20/2008
Reviewer: Quilters.World.com from USA
Australian quilter Gail Simpson likes to combine hand-dyed fabrics with commercial prints. She has always loved color and never especially liked the prints she saw at her local quilt shops. She decided to try hand-dying fabrics, and before she knew it, she was in business. She realized that many people have a problem with combining hand-dyed fabrics with the fabrics in their collection, so she developed “Fabric Fandango” a book with patterns that successfully combine lots of different fabrics into beautiful quilts. I especially like quilting patterns from designers who live in another country. They always seem to have a different twist. I don’t know if it is because the fabrics available to them are very different from those here in the United States, or if it is the influence of the surrounding countryside. Whatever the reason, it’s always nice to add books by these designers to my ever-growing quilt library. If this is true for you too, add this one by Gail Simpson to your list soon. SLH
Review of Fabric Fandango - 07/01/2008
Reviewer: Quilters Newsletter Magazine from USA
Can’t resist those packets of gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics, but don’t know quite what to do with them? Gail takes the fear out of cutting by showing you how to work them in with commercial fabrics. What commercial prints work best with hand-dyed fabrics? Who uses them and how? Why use hand-dyed Fabrics? Which fabric should you choose first? Gail addresses all these questions and more. Fourteen quilt projects encompassing both piecing and appliqué illustrate the concepts. Joli Hines Sayasane
Review of Fabric Fandango: Combining Hand-Dyed and Commercia - 01/23/2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Oregon, WI, US
Gail Simpson tells how to showcase color and texture through a range of fine quilt projects in “Fabric Fandango: Combining Hand Dyed and Commercial Prints.” Ideas teaching how to enhance quilts with rich colors pairing hand-dyed products with commercially printed fabrics. Full-page color photos are paired with patterns and easy step-by-step directions. Any general-interest or quilter’s library strong in quilting projects and instruction needs this excellent title. Review source: The Midwest Book Review, The California Bookwatch, January 2008
Review of Fabric Fandango: Combining Hand-Dyed and Commercial Prints - 10/27/2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Manchester, IA, US
I love mixing hand dyed fabrics and prints together and this book is full of ideas and patterns. So many interesting and beautiful quilts are inside, I want to make them all!