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Thread: Quilting with Batiks

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    Does anyone have any design ideas for a quilt using batiks? I would prefer a design that is not too challenging, (have ony quilted for 3yrs.) Thank you.

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    Hello and welcome from Germany :). Did you try a search on the board? There are several pictures of batik quilts, I am sure.

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    any quilt design you like will work...batiks are just another cotton fabric, you can make any pattern you like- really- split rail, log cabin, star blocks, bearpaw, maple leaf, jacobs ladder,
    go to quilters cache and scroll through all the free blocks you can make any of them you want.
    visit some of the batik websites that also sell kits/patterns for more inspiration...like 'batik's plus'-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine
    Does anyone have any design ideas for a quilt using batiks? I would prefer a design that is not too challenging, (have ony quilted for 3yrs.) Thank you.
    Here's one that I'm working on now. Have one ( :roll: maybe 2 more) rows to put on & then the border. It looks like stained glass when I hold it up! This is my first quilt with batiks
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    Thank you very much for your help. I will be sure to try those.. I was unsure if tradtional designs would not work well with batiks. ..but maybe they will.

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    You can google quilt patterns or free quilt patterns and find many, many ideas.

    Izaquilter, I love you quilt! the colors are awsesome.

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    Very nice, and inspiring!! TY

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    An pattern you like will work with batiks! The most important thing to be aware of is that batiks have a tighter weave than most quilting cottons. Using a Sharp type of machine needle rather than a general purpose needle works well with batiks. Good luck with your quilt!!

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    Thank you, I did not know that about the needle. I have a Janome.. so is there a special needle or just a "new one"?

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    Hello and welcome from Oklahoma.

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