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Old 06-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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Has anyone made a bargello quilt using batiks? I have a bunch and thought it would look good. Any suggestions one advice? I want to make a kingsize bargello wave. Hope I'm not biting off too much.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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Shorten your stitch length a lot. Otherwise your strips fall apart.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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Make sure there is a high contrast between the lightest and the darkest so that the pattern is visible. A design wall is helpful to keep the strips in the right order or label the rows.
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It should be wonderful. Get going!!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:00 PM
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Sounds lovely--keep us posted!
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Should be great. I did a rainbow quilt of hand-dyes. 24 colors, 4.5" cuts for 4" blocks. Just the right size for king size. For a true bargello, you'll want smaller blocks, probably 2" (cut 2.5"), or fewer different colors.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:31 PM
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I've made a couple of bargellos although mine have been large wall hangings -king size, WOW! One is my avatar. My best advice is Label, label, label your strip sets, rows, your pattern- anything that keeps you organized. As you attach your rows sew in opposite directions: if you attach row 1to row 2 by sewing from top to bottom, sew row 3 to row2 by sewing from bottom to top. Also do this as you sew your strip sets. Be careful not to stretch your strips and rows as you work with them. Whatever row you start with label it top left, right or center depending how your pattern is set up so you are always sure where you are in your construction. They are not hard, but you will enjoy the process more if you stay organized and work steady, but don't rush. Oh and don't work on it if your tired or distracted. That's how I came to redo rows 11-21 Enjoy we'll be looking for pictures!
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Yes mine came out beautiful, still need to add borders
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:09 PM
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Have done a couple wall hangings and a tote bags with batik jelly roll strips in a Bargello type design. Main thing I was wanting was pleasing progression of colors and good contrast or shading as the design went together. Love working with batiks!
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I forgot to ask if y'all would post pictures too.
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