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Thread: Batik pros and cons

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    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any input on working with batik fabrics? I am going to be attempting it sometime soon, and I am aware that they are tightly woven fabrics and should use a sharp needle. Any advice is welcome.

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    I love working on batik materials. they keep there shape easy to iron, do not frey. In my opion they make a very sharp quilt. They are howeer a real pain to machine quilt. I am a long armer and the thread breaks alot when quilting them and it is not just me that says that.

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    no cons as far as i'm concerned.

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    No cons at all from me either.

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    I love batiks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Quilter
    I love working on batik materials. they keep there shape easy to iron, do not frey. In my opion they make a very sharp quilt. They are howeer a real pain to machine quilt. I am a long armer and the thread breaks alot when quilting them and it is not just me that says that.
    I love batiks too but my machine quilter agrees with you!

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    I can't think of any cons either :D:D:D

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    Once you sew with batiks, you won't want to go back to regular ol' cotton. ;) :D

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    i love working with Batik's the only issue i've ever had was using fusable on them, i don't know if it was due to the wax or what but i really had trouble trying to use one fusable; it did not adhere and made everything very 'shiny' i may have had the iron too hot for the fabric and fusable combo, i really don't know but i dont' bother trying fusables any more i save the batiks for other projects, but they are wonderful to work with!

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    Hated batik's at first when they came out but I've made my first quilt now.The rule from other top quilters is to wash your fabric twice.Flannel once.Cotton once......

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