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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 PM
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I'm starting to plan my first bargello quilt using a pattern from Eileen Wright's Twist & Turns Bargello book. My question is if I want to use batiks, does it look ok to mix in non-batiks or are they so much their own style you wouldn't mix-n-match? I'd love opinions. Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:22 PM
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I have mixed batiks with quilting cottons and it has looked great
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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eileen wright is a member on this quilt board. she popped in one day and said if anyone has questions on quilts from her book, send her a pm and she will be glad to assist. her board name is eileensquilting.

but you can mix batiks with other fabrics.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:41 AM
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I've seen bargellos with batiks and regular cottons mixed in that look beautiful! I think the color flow is the most important thing. Don't forget to come back and show us what you choose!
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I have always felt that if you find a fabric that you like and it works for you GO FOR IT
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:24 AM
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lots of people mix batiks with other fabrics- just make sure you pre-wash the batiks- even if you don't normally pre-wash-
batiks are 'hand-dyes' and pretty much always have excess dye in them that needs to be washed out before using- otherwise they WILL bleed/run in your finished project
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I just finished one with batiks and cottons and it looks great. As long as the colors flow the way you want, mixing works!
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:21 AM
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I used anything that had the right color values I needed. Back when I did my first one, I had never heard of batiks
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Why not. There are no quilt police here. I have mixed them and love the outcome.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:30 AM
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My personal preference is to use a combination of batiks, blenders and tone on tones that seem to just flow from one to the next.
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