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Thread: Crazy for Batik

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    What quilt designs are the most appropriate for use of Batiks? I just chose one for the feature square of a D9P baby-girl quilt and I adore them. Should batiks be in the same quilt as regular screen-print fabrics? Should batiks be used in traditional or colonial-style quilt blocks or just in modern designs?

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I use them in all different designs from traditional , bargello, etc.
    They really do go with everything. One of the most fabulous quilts I ever saw was a Baltimore Album done in batiks .. it was breath taking.

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    I love them and think they should be used everywhere, all the time! ;-)

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    The sky is the limit when it comes to using batiks. You can take a tradtional pattern and give it a modern look or twist simply by using batiks

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    which one isn't??? that's my humble opinion, at least!

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    use them in any design you like along with any other fabrics you enjoy working with - there aren't any rules

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    Use 'em how ever you wanna! :)

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    I like the looks of them in bargello and stained glass projects. But, there are a ton of different ways to use them too. ;)

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    Thanks all - I am going to try really hard not to buy any fabric until I finish my current work-in-progress, but I can't wait to try an all-batik! :)

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