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    need help

    I was given a layer cake package as a gift. It contains 20 of the palest batiks I have seen. They are very pretty but what do I do with them? Anyone suggest a pattern? What color background would make them stand out?

    Jackie

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    Can you post a pic? Makes it easier to visualize.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Why not use them as neutrals and put them with dark batiks? As for a pattern maybe Hunter's Star or Night and Day? Someone on here did a Hunter's Star in a variety of batiks and it was beautiful.

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    Why not make a quilted jacket out of them?

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    I've never posted a picture before. Any tips?

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    Could you use some of them with some darker shades of batik and do a 10 min block quilt?

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    Tips for posting a picture....I figured some computer whiz would have already answered this by now, but I promise you that if I can do it, you can. You need to start with a picture on your computer...or is that IN your computer? Anyway...instead of clicking on "Post Quick Reply" at the bottom of this page, click on "Go Advanced." There will be a spot to click on "Manage Attachments." Do that. Then a box will appear in the top left hand corner.

    It will say "choose file to upload." Do that. Then click on "Upload." Once a number appears in the box, punch on "Close Window."

    That should do it. I promise, if I can do it, you surely can. I would like to see your squares. I don't have any suggestions at the moment, but I could have, ya never know.

    Dina

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    I had some like that. Made a rag quilt with orange flannel filling. Thenorange on the fringes really perked up the batiks.

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    pale batiks seem to be the latest thing. i have seen them here and there around the web and at my lqs. i would just use them where i would use white or light fabrics in quilts.

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    I would match them up with the complimentary or coordinating color and do a block that only needs two fabrics. Then put them all together in a quilt making it look scrappy but coordinating. There are many star blocks that only need two colors.
    Joyce

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