May 31 14

Dyeing Fabric..The Quick, Easy and Fun Way!

Color is everything to me and to most quilters and there’s nothing more invigorating than seeing brilliant colors develop right if front of your eyes!  I am asked all the time how I dye the background fabrics that I use on many of my quilts:



It’s all much easier than you’d think!  We are now officially in the best season for fabric dyeing here in the old USA, so I thought it might be fun to make a video showing exactly how I dye background fabrics like these.  Thanks to my husband, Ernie, you can watch a video that lays it all out clearly right here.
(I’ve tested this link in firefox, internet explorer, chrome, and safari and it worked for me each time, but I’ve heard from a few folks who have not been able to use the link.  If this happens to you, try this url address as a cut/paste option instead:



  1. Diane Evans Says:

    Hi, Patsy —

    I clicked on the word “here” in your post, and no connection appeared. Did I do something wrong? How do I get to your video?



  2. Kathy s Says:

    The link didn’t work for me either but I searched YouTube and found it.

  3. Peggy Says:

    Great resource! Thanks!

  4. Sue R Says:

    So helpful. Well done. Thank you!

  5. jean Says:

    Great video. I have long wanted to try fabric dying, but haven’t yet…this makes me itch to get started! Thanks!

  6. Carol Says:

    I always enjoy your no no nonsense approach to technical stuff. Wonderful video. I had to use the URL and wondered if the computers you had tested it on had already run the video so the link was in their cache. Keep up the inspiring work