Fabric from India

Old 12-20-2015, 07:43 AM
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My nonquilting friend brought me back 4 panels of this batik from India. They are lovely, but the problem is the fabric is so thin I can read through it. I think they must have been meant for something over there. They are each about 2.5 yards long and 45 inches wide. I just don't know what to use them for. I don't think they would hold up to quilting at all and who knows what will happen when they are washed. Any ideas?
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:27 AM
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I would see how it does in the wash and go from there!!
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Probably was originally to make one of their wrapped dresses they wear in India.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:31 AM
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Make an Infinity scarf, they seem be all the rage these days.

It's beautiful fabric, love the designs.
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Wow! I would wash them individually to see if they bleed and if the weave tightens up. They are likely made with just a lightweight cotton that is meant to be washed. Even if they are rayon, I would wash them first to get any shrinkage out of the way.

I think they could be used in a quilt. I'd probably look at cutting them into strips so as not to loose too much of the pattern.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:25 AM
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Pre wash. Then if they are too thin, you could put stabiliser on the back and use as cotton thicker fabric. They are beautiful.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:14 PM
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It is probably the material that the women use to drape over and around their shoulder and bodice. My daughter makes those outfits to wear in India, she has an Indian boyfriend.
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Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
Make an Infinity scarf, they seem be all the rage these days.

It's beautiful fabric, love the designs.
That's what I would do with it. Very pretty fabric.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:57 AM
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Shaws, throws long skirts. They are beautiful. You can always iron on some Pellon to the back to give it a little more stability. That's what I do to my parshima scarves because they will pick and run pretty easily.
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I believe they are used as Sarongs. (Wrap around skirts that are tied at the waist. I went to Bali in September and they use them there.
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