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Thread: batik combo with regular fabric?

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    Junior Member Whitney60's Avatar
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    batik combo with regular fabric?

    I'm thnking of combining batik fabric with regular fabric for a quilt.
    I'm sure someone has done this, but haven't seen any photos.
    What do you think?

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    Not a problem at all - go for it. I'm a pre-washer, so I'd recommend that you do prewash your batiks at least although I've never had issues with any of mine. If the colors work - be happy!
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    It's all fabric. I combine by color, not labels. I love batiks and try to slip them anywhere I can.

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    I do it a lot and haven't found a problem with it yet. I do prewash all of my fabrics first.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I'm doing that right now. Had charm packs ( mostly blues ) in Kaffe Fassett, but not enough for this apple core quilt ( will be throw size ). So I am adding about 8 or 9 batiks to this. I'm thinking it will work just fine

    jody

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    It is all fabric, can't think why it wouldn't work.
    Another Phyllis
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    Edyta Sitar does this all the time. Take a look at her work both on her website and at Laundry Basket Quilts. She actually designs batiks and "regular" fabrics to go together.

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    That is the only way I use batiks.
    Anna Quilts

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    Used a mix in most all of the quilts I have made. I have pictures in my albums on here. Didn't know it was an issue.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I mix them all the time. The quilt in my avatar is mixed. Here are a few others I've done that are mixed.

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Size:  701.3 KBName:  Scalloped Charm-minus scallops.JPG
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