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Thread: Question about fabric......

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Can you mix batiks with regular cotton fabric? Granddaughter wants a horse quilt and I would like to use both kinds - does it make it harder to quilt - will have it done bya longarmer.
    Thanks!

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    Super Member twistedstitcher's Avatar
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    I do it all the time and I've never had a problem doing the quilting.

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    I just did it on a pp'd block. I've done it several times and never had a problem, it's all 100% cotton. It quilts just fine as well. Good luck!

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    No problem at all..

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    Hi beachlady! :D
    I just finished a quilt with a border that was a batik (inner border). I had a long arm quilter do it and it was fine. I wondered about the mix when I was shopping for the fabrics and the ladies at the quilt shops assured me that mixing both was fine.
    judee

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Thanks all - glad to know it is ok to mix the two.

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    I have mixed them before and haven't had any problem machine quilting them.

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    Beachlady

    I used batik & 100% cotton when I made a Foundation Pieced cushion cover, it still needs to be finished :oops: however it caused me no problems mixing the two fabrics.

    Tisha

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    I mix them all the time. I am also working on a top right now with Kona Bay Fabulous florals and batik.

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