Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ombre Hand Dyed Quilts...


Today we are sharing a "Preview" of Fabric line that will soon be in the store and at maryjos.com . (We will keep you posted) "Ombre Hand Dyes". You are going to be delighted with the possibilities of this new line. Marcus Fabric Company has always been on the cutting edge of design trends. The variations of color in this fabric are beautiful and painterly. They have always been on the cutting edge of design trends. The variations of color in this fabric are beautiful and painterly.

Ombre effects continue in popularity across all style categories, either used as they are, or creatively cut and re-pieced. These gorgeous hand-dyed batiks are mirror-imaged across the width, with deeper shades at both selvages, gradually tapering toward the lightest tint at the center.

PLEASE NOTE: The variations in color and occasional dye spots are inherent in the fabric. These should not be considered as flaws; instead, they give the fabric its unique quality. In addition, the Ombre Hand-Dye Strip-It bundles are hand-cut and may vary slightly in width. Our three easy projects are designed for creativity, and very accommodating for any slight variations. Log onto Maryjos.com to see our newest line of Ombre, Hand Dyes. Fantastic and beautiful.

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For a PDF version of this project with photos, click on this LINK.
Ombre Hand Dyes Quilt
Fabric Requirements
Finished quilt size: 45” x 55½”
One Ombre Strip Roll #ST02
½ yard binding fabric (quilt shown uses Centennial Solid, Blue Coal #2214)
3 yards backing fabric (quilt shown uses Centennial Solid, Orchid #0042)
Supplies
Neutral thread in tan or grey
Spray Starch or Sizing
Ruler with 30 and/or 60 degree marking
Sewing
1. Randomly sew together four of the 2 ½” strips. Press seams in one direction.
Starch and repress. This will help to stabilize your strip sets and minimize stretching
of the bias edges. Repeat for a total of 10.
2. On your ruler, locate the 30/60 degree line. On some rulers it is marked as 30
degrees, on others it is marked as 60 degrees. It is the same angle, so as long as
your ruler has one or the other, you will be able to cut the triangles needed to make
this quilt. Align the 30/60 degree line on your ruler with the left edge of a strip set. Cut.
3. Shift the ruler so that the 30/60 degree line is aligned with the right edge of the strip
set and the ruler intersects the cut angle on the left. Cut.
4. Pivot the ruler so that the 30/60 degree line is aligned with the left edge or the strip
set and the ruler intersects the cut angle on the right. Cut. Continue cutting triangles
in this manner until you have a total of 78 triangles.

5. Layout the triangles in six vertical columns of 13 each. Don't over think placement.



6. Sew together triangles in vertical columns; then sew together the columns, matching intersections.
7. Press well, re-starching if desired.
8. Trim top and bottom of quilt.
9. Stay stitch around edge of quilt to minimize stretching.
Finishing
1. Cut backing into two equal lengths. Sew a 1”seam along the selvedge edge.
Trim off selvedges and press seam open.
2. Layer top, batting, and backing. Quilt in an all-over pattern. Note: quilt shown
was quilted with a variegated thread.
3. Cut fabric for binding into six 2 ¼”-wide strips. Sew together end-to-end and
press in half. Bind quilt. Note: in the quilt shown, extra
bits of leftover strip sets were cut into 2 ¼”-wide strips and randomly sewn into the binding strips.
Who can bear wasting any of the gorgeous fabric!


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1 comment:

Nina's Notions said...

Do you still have the Ombre hand dyes? cost?