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Thread: bargello fabric question

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    Super Member beatys9's Avatar
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    I'm starting to plan my first bargello quilt using a pattern from Eileen Wright's Twist & Turns Bargello book. My question is if I want to use batiks, does it look ok to mix in non-batiks or are they so much their own style you wouldn't mix-n-match? I'd love opinions. Thanks!

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    I have mixed batiks with quilting cottons and it has looked great

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    eileen wright is a member on this quilt board. she popped in one day and said if anyone has questions on quilts from her book, send her a pm and she will be glad to assist. her board name is eileensquilting.

    but you can mix batiks with other fabrics.

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    I've seen bargellos with batiks and regular cottons mixed in that look beautiful! I think the color flow is the most important thing. Don't forget to come back and show us what you choose!

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    I have always felt that if you find a fabric that you like and it works for you GO FOR IT

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    lots of people mix batiks with other fabrics- just make sure you pre-wash the batiks- even if you don't normally pre-wash-
    batiks are 'hand-dyes' and pretty much always have excess dye in them that needs to be washed out before using- otherwise they WILL bleed/run in your finished project

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    I just finished one with batiks and cottons and it looks great. As long as the colors flow the way you want, mixing works!

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    I used anything that had the right color values I needed. Back when I did my first one, I had never heard of batiks

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    Why not. There are no quilt police here. I have mixed them and love the outcome.

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    My personal preference is to use a combination of batiks, blenders and tone on tones that seem to just flow from one to the next.

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