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Thread: I think this fabric is gorgeous! What to do with it????

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    I think i'd use the synthropol method above, and find a green batik that goes with the greens in the panel for backing/binding/border if you want one. As to quilting I think you could have some gorgeous designs by just echo quilting around the main designs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would start by covering my ironing board with paper and give it a good press to heat set the colours and remove any wax residue if it is wax resist batik. I would then buy some synthrapol and mix it up in a bath tub of water. I would gently swish it around in the tub and see if any colour bleeds into the water. If it does bleed, give it another go in the tub and check to see if any colours are bleeding into the cream. If it is good, then dry it.
    I would then use it like wholecloth panel, sandwich and quilt around the different patterns in the panel.
    The best answer, and what ever you do don't cut it up, keep it as a wholecloth panel.

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    very lovely fabric
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    No ideas, it is beautiful. Make wall hangings and you won't have to worry about bleeding.
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    So beautiful!!!

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    It's a gorgeous panel. I would just quilt it and bind it off! It will make a great quilt!
    Helen T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would start by covering my ironing board with paper and give it a good press to heat set the colours and remove any wax residue if it is wax resist batik. I would then buy some synthrapol and mix it up in a bath tub of water. I would gently swish it around in the tub and see if any colour bleeds into the water. If it does bleed, give it another go in the tub and check to see if any colours are bleeding into the cream. If it is good, then dry it.
    I would then use it like wholecloth panel, sandwich and quilt around the different patterns in the panel.
    You might also use a few color catchers in the wash water to collect migrating dyes.
    Boy, I would have a ball quilting that!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    would make beautiful wall hangings

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    its beautiful i would do a wallhanging of some kind
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    The panels are very pretty. You could use a color catcher sheet when you wash them, they really do work.

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