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Fandango by Kate Spain– and more!

Bringing the Spain back home, Kate Spain’s new line Fandango does an absolutely fabulous job!  After living in Spain for two months myself, this line hits right to my heart, reminding me of the color tones and architecture all around the country…. ohh how I want to go back to visit!  I love how Kate gave us an extra kick with a little contemporary feel too!

Check out the Fandango Tango quilt kit we’re getting in next week!  It’s made from the Parasols Quilt Pattern by Fig Tree Quilts.. super cute!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying summer to its fullest. It’s been a busy one around here for sure and I am so happy that it’s August now because that means…Fandango yardage will be shipping! You probably already know that a “Fandango” is quite a snappy Spanish folk dance (ya, it’s not just where you buy movie tickets), complete with castanets, hand clapping and foot stamping.

While I’m not much of a dancer (two left feet on the dance floor) I had such fun letting my pencil dance across the page when I began sketching concepts for this line!

I also wanted to include my love for making pottery and some of the beautiful motifs on hand made decorative tiles from afar.

The colors for Fandango were largely inspired by some tiles I bought while traveling in Mexico. When I saw them, I fell in love with the earthy combination of gold, celadon and terra cotta.

Kate Spain
And now guess what!?  We have a special giveaway for Kate’s new line!  It’s a candy bar of Fandango, but.. you also get an extra surprise candy bar of Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Fig Tree Quilts… annnd.. they come in a super cute tin from Moda! 

 Let’s hear what you have to say on our blog… leave a comment on this post and bam! you are then now qualified to win this adorable set!  You have till Wednesday, September 1 at midnight CST!  Good luck! πŸ™‚


OHH, and one more thing! Kate has a generous giveaway on her blog right now! Hurry because it is ending Tuesday, Aug 31st!  


  1. I love that tin! Seriously, if I don't win I want to buy one but it would be awesome to win. It contains two of my favorite Moda fabrics. I've already made two quilts with Fandango and I'm glad yardage came out so I can do the binding.

  2. I would loveto own my first candybar tin! I have been waiting forever for Fandango to be released, it's just beautiful!
    christywhetten at yahoo dot com

  3. I have loved Fandango since I saw the first glimpses! In person (b/c I bought a charm pack as soon as I could) the colors are so lovely and the patterns are fantastic!

  4. I LOVE this line! I already have a charm pack, jelly roll, and layer cake, but I would make some room for a candy bar! I'm addicted!

  5. I love the inspiration!!! The tin is just super cute. But the fabrics!!! Oh, the fabrics – wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

  6. I only recently started sewing and for me all the fabrics are gorgeous, can't say which is even more beautiful than the other. The tin is awesome!

  7. Yes, this is such a wonderful modern set of prints and colors! I have the parasols pattern, and I saw the finished product on the FQS website! I might have to make this one! It looks amazing!

  8. I love Kate Spain fabrics, so new, so fresh, so attactive. I also love the little tin box with a house where I see many quilts with these fabrics.It's the third time I try to send you my message( it's also the first time I use this way to communicate)I hope you'll can read it.

  9. Spain – I hope in this lifetime I can visit the country and see their football team play in a competition. Ok – that does not sound right but am are head over heels of Torres, fabregas, that new guy who scored big in the past World Cup.

  10. Would love to win the tin with the candy bars! It looks so yummy.

    Nancy E
    quilt4fun1 at gamil dot com

  11. ME ENCANTA ,ES PRECIOSA LA COLECCIΓ“N‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘QUIERO GANARLA.BESOS

  12. I've never used the candy bar precut, so I'd love to try it them out. The two-fer giveaway is a real treat. Kathie L in Allentown

  13. I love the Fandango line. I am going to make a table cloth with these fabrics. The colors just mesh together so beautifully.

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for featuring this great line.

    I love all the inspiration I get from your blog. Your designer features have introduced me to a whole new world of fabrics, many I would have passed up in the store before.

    Sandy A

  15. I have been thinking about fandango since I first saw it on Kate Spain's website. Trying to think about what I would like to do with it… Hmm….Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I've been obsessing a bit over Fandango and Breakfast at Tiffany's (I'm dying for both of them to have yardage out!).

    Thank you for sharing some of the inspirations!

  17. I just picked up a charm pack of Fandango at my local quilt shop this week. Lovely colors! I adore that cute Moda tin and even more so that it contains my 2 favorite new fabric line. I would LOVE to win this!

  18. I love all the different pre-cuts. They're definitely my weakness. I also Kate's fabric lines – past and present. She has such great color sense.

  19. Love the idea of the candy bar. Thought there couldn't be another way to precut fabric. Candy Bar is a neat name.

  20. These colors and patterns are setting off sparks of inspiration! Would love to win the candy bar tin and play and play!

  21. Those are great looking fabrics! Thanks again for hosting these give-aways. Love the tin too,

  22. I received a Fandango charm pack a few weeks ago and already planning a quilt. Sifting through the pack it took me back to the days of tapas in a Spanish city. I would love to win!

  23. I love the fabric, I also love the tin! This would be so pretty sitting on my desk πŸ™‚
    No, seriously, can I buy that tin somewhere?

  24. I've been waiting for Fandango! I'm in love with this line, it's gorgeous. I'm planning to make a cathedral quilt with it.

  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I love fandango. I have ordered some charm packs from you but would lvoe some more. I am very tempted by the kit.

  26. Love the colors of Fandango and just saying the name out loud:) Cute tin for the candy bars. Great giveaway! Many thanks!

  27. I would love to own a candybar tin! I have been waiting forever for Fandango to be released. I just love the colors and patterns. Thanks

  28. Fandango is perfect for those pinwheels in the quilt you showed. And I've been drooling over Breakfast at Tiffanys, so please pick me!!

  29. I was lucky enough to quilt two Schnibbles made from Fandango for one of my clients. I fell in love with it! As luck had it I also won Fandango from Carrie (Miss Rosie) so that was it….I have an order placed in your shop for backing and binding to complete a large lap quilt of this line! I love it!! PS. Could always use more.

  30. Wow! What a great giveaway! I love Fandango and Fig Tree both! Thanks — I hope I win! (Is this cute set in the tin available to order as well? Hope so!)

  31. Love the fabrics of course, but the tin…the tin is adorable. So for all the losers, will this tin be available to buy?

  32. Love the fabrics and the precuts. I find it harder to cut a lot of fabrics at once with my hands, so the precuts are a great way to make something wonderful without the pain.


  33. I've already ordered yardage and I can't wait to order the Fandango Tango Quilt Kit when it comes out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  34. Oh, please share some of this lush sweetness with me!! Love these two lines and would give them a very happy home!!

  35. It's a very fun, spirited line. I love the colors! And all the swirls! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic fabric collection!
    Leslie S. in MN

  36. Love this line, I already own a Layer Cake, but need some yardage, just cannot decide… Super cute tin, hope to win this one…

  37. I HEART tins (I have a little collection) and can it get any better than a tin with fabric? Fandango is beautiful. I love seeing where the designers get their inspiration.

  38. Love Fandango – I'm working on a quilt right now with it — the fabrics are a delight! That tin is just adorable — Thanks for the chance to win it! Julie

  39. What an awesome line! Gorgeous colors. I visited Madrid and surrounding countryside in 1994 and I fell in love with Spain. Thanks for a reminder of that wonderful trip. Diane W. in Colorado

  40. Hola! What beautiful fabric! And what a fun giveaway to have two different fabrics. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  41. I would love to win the Fandango and Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric — love both of those lines. The Fandango colors are so awesome! Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. This fabric is fantastic! I love the little tin! so cute

    This would be a great prize to win.

    Can't wait to find out the winner!

  43. I can always count on the FQS to have great give-aways not to mention all the fabulous fabrics.

  44. We can always count on Moda and Kate Spain to give us something beautiful that will light up our day! And a bonus "Breakfast at Tiffanys". Fabulous

  45. Wow, just love the new Fandango lien by Kate Spain. So much color to work with and ooh ready to make a quilt with this fabric. Thank you so much!!

  46. I LOVE Fandango!! I too have traveled to Spain and would love to get the chance to go back! I plan to use Fandango for pillows for my living room (if I can find room in my budget for more fabric).

  47. I just LOVE this Fandango Line… I'm realizing that Kate Spain is one of my top fabric designers… can't get enough of her stuff! So beautiful!!! Thanks for the giveaway fun!!!

  48. I love the Fandango line and have been waiting and waiting for it. Now I need to get on-line and order some, because the quilt stores in my area are not purchasing it! What a shame but that doesn't mean I can't get it another way! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Fat Quarters does an excellent job bringing the quilter closer to the designers. Seeing the inspiration tiles that lead to Fandango feels like being let into a little secret. It makes picking out Fandango yardage that more personal. Thanks FQ!

  50. I think Kate Spain is quickly becoming my favorite designer! Everything she does is just lovely, isn't it?

  51. This is another fabulous giveaway! The colors in this set are great! Not normally colors that I use, but I am so drawn to these! And the tin is too cute! Love it! Can't wait to see who wins it! Thanks for all you do for quilters!

  52. I would love to win. Would make a wonderful retirement gift as I will be retiring friday 3Sep after 30 years at the same job.

  53. I am currently surrounded by Fandango as I design a new quilt for it. The fabric makes me feel so happy and I want to revisit spain.

  54. Inspiration and motivation are now found in this vibrant selection of fabrics. Im sure its whispering to me…Spanish Sensation.

  55. I love looking at your blog. Fandango is amazing and the colors are so beautiful. I think I have all the fabric I need until I come here and discover everything I never knew I needed!!

  56. Fandango is a warm, luscious fabric line. I've already made a table runner out of the charm pack using the Charmed Living table runner pattern on Moda's Bake Shop. It is just waiting for the backing and binding (which I'm trying to pick out right now!)

  57. That is seriously too cool! Is it going to be for sale like that? I know a few people (myself included of course) that would LOVE this!

  58. I've had my eye on that Fandango! And to get some bonus material would be awesome too!!

    Crossing my fingers! Then I'll FINALLY make my first quilt!

  59. Love her inspirations! I, too, love tiles! And her tin design is wonderful!
    Please enter me into her super giveaway, thank you.
    πŸ™‚ Jackie

  60. Fandango is absolutely gorgeous! Just one more great line from Kate Spain. Such talent!! Now, I need to decide what to make with this beautiful fabric!!

  61. This is a great design. Especially the big "bloom" prints would make gorgeous cushions and blankets for our new veranda… I can't wait to try it out!

  62. Love Fat Quarter shop! I look forward to Mondays and Fridays for the emails. Both fabric lines are beautiful and I can't wait to get mine!

  63. I absolutely love the new Fandango fabric line. I haven't placed my order yet…but am planning to buy a few yards to make some tote bags. The fabric is absolutely to die for!

  64. I love your blog – read it everyday.
    This is one cute package and the fabric is beautiful. Thanks for a great and generous giveaway.

  65. I absolutely love this collect, I ordered a charm pack to get the full impact of the colors, now I am just deciding what I am going to make!!! LOVE IT!

  66. what a great little tin with 2 wonderful fabric collections by 2 fave designers. thanks. FQS, 4 the chance to win.

    Mary J. B.

  67. Oh! my god! These fabrics are sooooo beautiful! They bring sun and heat by us!
    Thank you for them!

  68. Fandango is WONDERFUL – so vibrant, love the variety of prints! I've had my eye on it since previews
    Would love to win the candy bar tin, the cutest – Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. I love the cute ideas people come up with for fabrics…..and the way they are packaged. 'Candy Bars' is such an adorable and original idea. And this fabric line is fresh and fun!

  70. I love Fandango esp.azur Talavera and ceradon Talavera.I'm thinking I will make tablerunner.
    And how lovely Moda's tin is!

  71. I have loved every peek I see of Fandango! And I can't resist any Dig Tree fabric either! I have a FQS gift certificate that I've been holding on to – I think these may what I finally choose!

  72. Would love to win this tin. Love the new Fandango line, and if I don't win, I'm going to have to buy some anyway! Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. what a pretty tin – yumm to the fabric too. Thank you for the opportunity – fingers are crossed. (toes too:))

  74. Love it, love it, love it. I share my creative time between quilting and cross-stitching. My favorite picture to cross-stitch is houses. Love the tin and what is in it. Perfect for me.

  75. I love all of Kate Spain's fabrics–I have made one quilt from Verna and am working on one from 12 Days of Christmas. I would love to win some Fandango!

  76. How YUMMY!! Two candy bars and they aren't even fattening. What more could a girl ask for. Such beautiful colors, and the tin is adorable. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

    Have a God Filled Day

  77. Hi.
    I love the tin and the fabrics ,-)
    It would have been soo fun to be able to ply with them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway πŸ™‚

  78. Wow, when did Moda start coming out with bars? It's been a while since I've bought fabric πŸ˜‰ The tin is just too perfect!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  79. Oh, I would LOVE to Fandango the night away with this tin. Actually, my daughter is thinking about having me use Fandango as the basis for her nursery suite!! Wouldn't it make a great crib sheet/ bumber set/ dust ruffle and quilt????

  80. Fandango is just gorgeous! and so is Breakfast at Tiffany's! I would love to have the opportunity to mix the two into a beautiful quilt top πŸ™‚

  81. I adore Fandango, and what a great name! Also your blog is newsy, breezy and bright, a great read. Thanks for the chance to win some Fandango.

  82. Moda's designers and display ideas are just the best! Love the fabrics, and thanks for the opportunity to try and win them!

  83. I LOVE Fandango! It is top on my wish list right now, so I was pretty excited to see your post. Thanks for sharing with us.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

  84. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on some of this fandango line! Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  85. Love the tin and the fabrics. Hearing about what inspired you was really interesting. Love the picture of the tiles.

  86. What fun! Great fabrics and a cute tin! Thanks for all of your generous giveaways! Ann in NC

  87. Oooh, a tin full of candy bars…now this is my kind of comfort food!!! I can already think of ideas to use up both lines of fabric and the tin!! Pick me, pick me!
    Thanks for being so generous!

  88. Love this fandango. I bought a charm pack and did a little pinwheel quilt, darling!! Thanks for the chance and the tin is scrumptious! ty kathie

  89. The candy bar concept is a fun way to get some fun new fabric and of course I love the tin. I love to see what is new on your site.

  90. I just love all the new Fandango fabric—the colors, the lines, everything! And that tin is too cute. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    emhagedon at gmail

  91. I like the line more knowing the design process. I see it in a new light! Actually, I think it would make a fabulous skirt to fandango in.

  92. What a fun collection and such a charming tin. I love little containers like that. The rectangles seem like they would be great for making 4-patches.