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Thread: MIXING FABRICS

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    Can any one tell me is it OK to mix Batik and Traditional Patterned Fabrics together in the one quilt?
    Has any one done this before?
    Would this look strange?

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    yes and there are no rules when it comes to your quilting. You can choose whatever fabrics work for you!!!

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    You can do it....we won't call the quilt police

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    absolutely mixable. Batik (usually) is just another cotton.

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    I watched a program with Edyta Sitar, who makes fantastic quilts and she mixes them all the time. If she can do it, that makes it OK in my book.

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    Absolutely!! Only one small word of advise. If the pieces you are going to work with are very small (1") then will have to pay very close attention to your 1/4" seam allowances. You could have a slightly different 1/4" allowance when you match batik to batik, batik to reg cotton, and reg cotton to reg cotton.

    If the pieces are larger you won't notice as much.

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    Always remember, the quilt police don't know what they are doing. Most of the time they are not quilters. Besides, IT IS YOUR QUILT. Do what you want. I have mixed batiks and regular fabrics often and am always pleased with the outcome.

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    I do it all the time. It's your quilt you can make it however you want.

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    sure it's your quilt.
    no quilt police here.

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    SHHHH...doing it right now...again.

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