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Thread: ? for those who have made a quilt from batiks

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    do you use batik for backing, too? if not, what?

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    I saw the batik quilt backing fabric at Hancocks of Paducah last weekend for about $20 per yard - did not notice just exactly what the width was though. I just noticed they mostly had the "blenders" in that wide backing - nothing too wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    do you use batik for backing, too? if not, what?
    Yes, I have used batik for the backing along with batik on the front. I quilted a quilt for a customer, the top was denim and batik on the back. no problem

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    I've used any cotton fabric that had similar colors or white muslin. They all turned out just fine. I prewash all my fabric so if it was going to shrink, it already had.

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    the reason i asked is b/c i have a quilt & the front is a mix of batiks & cottons, & i'm not sure if i should use batiks on back or not--

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    You could use either.

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    sort of seems like a waste to put some awesome batiks on the back----maybe i should just put something UGLY on the back.....hehe

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    Those beautiful batiks on the back might make it a reversible quilt. That would be cool.

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    i wouldn't know how to act w/ a reversible Q!

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    If you are going to hand quilt, I'd use a coordinating quilting cotton for the back. If it's to be machine quilted, a batik would be fine, but something like a Moda Marble or Northcott's Stonehenge would be a lot less expensive and still "go".

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