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Thread: batik charms for rag quilt?

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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a rag quilt out of batiks? I'm wondering if the fabric would fray up nicely.

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    It is tightly woven, not sure it will fray at all. We'll hear what others say.:)

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    Personally, I wouldn't. One of the nice qualities of batik fabrics is that they don't fray. Just a humble opinion!

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    I wouldn't, but it is a personal choice. I really like the way flannel frays and it is so cuddly, so that is what I use.

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    As the others have said, batiks do not ravel and fray.

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    you could clip the seams but they would not fray. still, it's your choice.

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    I've only made rag quilts out of flannel. You could make a few trial squares sewed like a rag quilt and test it to see if you like the looks of it using batiks. I really don't think it will "rag" but give a sample a try.....that way you will know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorky Lvs2Quilt
    You could make a few trial squares sewed like a rag quilt and test it to see if you like the looks of it using batiks.
    Why didn't I think of that??? *smacks self in head*

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