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Thread: batiks for rag quilt

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    batiks for rag quilt

    does batik fabric work for rag quilts/
    does it ravel?

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    No, it's not the preferred fabric for rag quilts.

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    pretty fabric but it doesn't fray well for rag quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bueniebabe View Post
    does batik fabric work for rag quilts/
    does it ravel?

    YES! If it's woven, it will ravel.
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    The tight weave of a batik make them wonderful to sew on, but not a good choice if you are looking for a fabric that ravels. Batiks printed on Rayon will ravel better than cotton.

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    thank you all, I just wondered if batiks worked for rag quilts.

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    Open weaves, flannel or homespun ravels best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bueniebabe View Post
    thank you all, I just wondered if batiks worked for rag quilts.

    If you find some batiks you'd like to use, USE THEM. Quilting is very personal. You make the choices.
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    I don't believe they will ravel well for a rag quilt - that is why so many hand appliquers like them!

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    I am a rag quilter designer and use only 100% cotton and have never had problems making wonderful one of a kind rag quilt.

    Last two years I have had all sorts of folks around here wanting to make rag quilts after they saw how well it looked using 100% cotton. Most had not even ever heard of a rag quilt or if they did they thought it could only be done with flannel.

    Batiks is one of my favorite fabrics. Actually the most favorite so I use it alot.
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