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    Ombres? Are you using them?

    Are ombres the next "hot item" in quilting?

    Have you used any of them?

    If so, what have you made?

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    That's very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Are ombres the next "hot item" in quilting?

    Have you used any of them?

    If so, what have you made?
    The fabric pusher had ombre batiks in flower colors the last time I was there. They're awesome for doing flowers because you don't have to hunt and hunt for 3 or 4 fabrics of the same color in a range of tones. I have design for the wall hanging done I just have to get the wall hanging done!

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    I have used them alot for many different projects, but smaller projects. They are great when you want variations in the same color. To me they are one of the best stash builders a quilter can have. I have a pattern for a quilt I want to make .. perfect for a ombre ... but every time I find one I like there is not enough yardage for that pattern. The pattern has a peiced medalion center with other piecing around the perimeter. Rather than have a large "open" area an ombre surrounding the center medalion ..light going to dark at the outside border would be perfect.

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    doesn't require ombres, but I think they would be fun to use.

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    I have this pattern (had it for about a year) and it uses ombre fabrics - its a very simple yet awesome design - I actually saw this quilt up close and its very cool. The pattern is called "Orbital View" and you can see it on the website: www.hddesigns.net

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    oops, sorry I always stick my replies in the wrong spot ;-0

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    I used some in a small wallhanging and I really liked that I didn't have to buy several fabrics. I used different parts of the same turquoise piece for the Fashionista pattern in Mccalls? It was a hat, shoes and purse and they all went nicely together. I have seen them used in landscape quilts and they are beautiful but I haven't done a landscape quilt/wallhanging.

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    Guess I will just be the first one to admit I have no idea what Ombre means, is or even looks like! Help anyone???
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    For those of us who fuss (fret) with color choices, this is intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Guess I will just be the first one to admit I have no idea what Ombre means, is or even looks like! Help anyone???
    visit Sewing with Nancy- or Nancy's Notions- she has been writing books- using ombre fabrics for a number of years now- not only sells them but shows many ways to use them- they are really not (new) but may be just hitting some markets....used alot in landscape quilting- they are a 'gradated' fabric with 'landscape qualities'
    i have made a few ombre fabrics- but have not purchased many- they tend to be on the expensive side compared to other quilting fabrics. Lunn Studios also have an ombre line...but i think Nancy Zeiman is the one who first really started showcasing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    visit Sewing with Nancy- or Nancy's Notions- she has been writing books- using ombre fabrics for a number of years now- not only sells them but shows many ways to use them- they are really not (new) but may be just hitting some markets....used alot in landscape quilting- they are a 'gradated' fabric with 'landscape qualities'
    i have made a few ombre fabrics- but have not purchased many- they tend to be on the expensive side compared to other quilting fabrics. Lunn Studios also have an ombre line...but i think Nancy Zeiman is the one who first really started showcasing them.
    Thanks for clearing things up. I don't foresee using these in my future, especially if they cost more.
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    I have never used them, but maybe one of these days.

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    ckcowl described it perfectly. Ombre's have been on the market for quite awhile. They're mainly used in landscape quilts, artsy stuff more than a traditional style quilt. I've not seen them used in quilts like most of us do. I've used them a time or two, but in small stuff.

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    me either never heard of them

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    Oh I hate ombre!! I used up one for this quilt however and I like the look.
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    Prertty but I have no need for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Guess I will just be the first one to admit I have no idea what Ombre means, is or even looks like! Help anyone???
    Nope, i was fixin to say it too!
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    Ombre is fabric that has colors going from light to dark. Blending from salvage to salvage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Oh I hate ombre!! I used up one for this quilt however and I like the look.
    Sewnsewer, looks like you have quite a thorough quilt inspector. Cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Oh I hate ombre!! I used up one for this quilt however and I like the look.
    I really do like your quilt, too (and the inspector)! Seeing this, I would be more likely to use the term 'gradiated fabric". Ombre to me means a sandy, tan, desert-like color. Thanks for sharing your picture. It really helped!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I really do like your quilt, too (and the inspector)! Seeing this, I would be more likely to use the term 'gradiated fabric". Ombre to me means a sandy, tan, desert-like color. Thanks for sharing your picture. It really helped!
    I think you're thinking of umber. It's a light tan color.

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    I think ombre in a traditional pieced quilt adds a lot of nice movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Oh I hate ombre!! I used up one for this quilt however and I like the look.
    You might hate ombres Dawn, but you sure know how to use them to great effect!
    Even Miss Kitty thinks so.

    i recently purchased some to use as color gradated (sp?) fabrics in paper pieced flowers.

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