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Thread: batik combo with regular fabric?

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    Junior Member Whitney60's Avatar
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    batik combo with regular fabric?

    I'm thnking of combining batik fabric with regular fabric for a quilt.
    I'm sure someone has done this, but haven't seen any photos.
    What do you think?

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    Not a problem at all - go for it. I'm a pre-washer, so I'd recommend that you do prewash your batiks at least although I've never had issues with any of mine. If the colors work - be happy!
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    It's all fabric. I combine by color, not labels. I love batiks and try to slip them anywhere I can.

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    I do it a lot and haven't found a problem with it yet. I do prewash all of my fabrics first.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I'm doing that right now. Had charm packs ( mostly blues ) in Kaffe Fassett, but not enough for this apple core quilt ( will be throw size ). So I am adding about 8 or 9 batiks to this. I'm thinking it will work just fine

    jody

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    It is all fabric, can't think why it wouldn't work.
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    Edyta Sitar does this all the time. Take a look at her work both on her website and at Laundry Basket Quilts. She actually designs batiks and "regular" fabrics to go together.

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    That is the only way I use batiks.
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    Used a mix in most all of the quilts I have made. I have pictures in my albums on here. Didn't know it was an issue.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    I mix them all the time. The quilt in my avatar is mixed. Here are a few others I've done that are mixed.

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    i've posted many many quilts over the past couple years here on the board- pretty much all of them combine batiks, cottons, flannels, wools, silks....you've seen lots of pictures of them- just didn't know that they had a variety of fabrics in them...i see quilts with batiks (which are 100% cotton) and other fabrics all the time- in fact very seldom do i see a quilt that is all batiks.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I conbine batiks and prints all the time. If I like them together, I use them together. There are no rules.

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    I had a big selection of an old fabric line in fat quarters. I made the top but it was impossible to find a matching border fabric. So I found an interesting batik in the colors and related design for the outer border. Kind of brings it all together. The other part of the same set is having a batik sashing and outer border.

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    I have no problem mixing them.
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    i have to say that for now, i am a purest. i keep the two separate. i haven't made too many quilts. maybe in the future, i will see the benefit.

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    Lovely quilts, katier825!!! The frog quilt is so cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I mix them all the time. The quilt in my avatar is mixed. Here are a few others I've done that are mixed.

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Size:  701.3 KBName:  Scalloped Charm-minus scallops.JPG
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    Yep, I like to mix with tonals and solids.
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    I do it all the time. Go for it.
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