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Thread: Can I use cotton and batiks in the same quilt?

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    I have four fantastic cotton fabrics, and two batiks that are the perfect colours to go in too. Can I use them together? I've only ever had one or the other in a top, never both. Might be a stupid question! ;-)

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    All of the batiks I have bought are cotton, and I have used them with other high quality quilt shop cottons with no problems. Some people that hand quilt have problems quilting batiks, but as a machine quilter it hasn't bothered me. Most batiks are woven tighter than some cotton which is the reason for the problem.

    I say go for it.. it is your quilt and your rules....

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    I have mixed them plenty of times!!!

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    Whew! Didn't want to break one of those "rules" ;-)

    The colours are just perfect, and I can't find anything in the same cotton. The batiks feel a little bit thiner, but I don't think it's going to be noticeable.

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    the breast cancer quilt i did was all batiks in the pink circle and the background fabric was just kona cotton purple.

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    Oh yeah! Use those batiks with your other cottons! I can hardly wait to see this beauty. I LOVE batiks. Not to rush you, but can you hurry? LOL!

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    Yes you can, there aren't many rules, just do what you want to, I do :lol:

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    Yes. The quilt police don't know where we live........

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    RULES!?!?!?! We don't need no stinking RULES!!!!!!

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    So true kwhite. I have used them together and never checked an rules. And they worked great.

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