Tuesday, August 17, 2010

hand-dyed fabric care

My dear friend Candy, the woman behind the awesome hand-dyed fabrics from which this quilt was made, has a new column on A La Mode Stuff aptly called, "Ask Candy".
 
She is answering my question today:
Dear Candy,

I know you hand dye all of your fabrics. I was wondering if you could offer any suggestions to an amateur quilter like me on how to care for my fabrics (hand-dyed, batiks, or otherwise) so that I don't ruin my precious creations in the first wash. I would hate for some of my brights to run into my white or light colored borders and/or sashing.

Thanks! amylouwho
Go to the post to read her answer!
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In other news...
I'm gearing up for the Amy Butler-fest I am planning!  I got this amazing email yesterday about her new WALLPAPER!  Oh. My. Word.
Can you say gorgeous? (all photo credits Graham and Brown via amybutlerdesign.com)
She's done it again.
And I don't think I would be able to choose just one.
Okay, maybe THIS is my favorite.
I think the backs of my built-in bookshelves might need a little facelift...
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6 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Leslie said...

oh that wallpaper is killing me it is so gorgeous. i love that turquoise color. Amazing

Candied Fabrics said...

Thanks for the shout out Amy! and oh my GOSH what luscious wallpaper! And I love the idea of using it for the back of bookcases! GO FOR IT!

Catherine said...

Isn't that wallpaper to die for! I can't decide which is my favourite!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh. That really is awesome!!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for posting our button, Amy!! You are so sweet! You have about 3,000 more followers than anyone else I know, so it really means a lot that you will help us get the word out. The button links to our adoption profile, but when you "send people our way" on Friday, feel free to include the blog address fyionrachandry.blogspot.com.

THANK YOU!

Heidi said...

holy, holy, smokies.......LOVE it!!

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