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Batik or not to Batik that is the question!!

Old 04-27-2010, 11:43 AM
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I have never really gotten into batiks, but lately there are just some extremely beautiful ones and I think I may need to reconsider! Here is one I found today...and I think it has opened the door to batiks for me


That would make one stunning quilt!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:52 AM
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I LOVE batiks, so I am admittedly very biased LOL but that is beautiful fabric and I agree it would make a gorgeous quilt :D:D:D
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I love batiks. I use them more than anything else.

Old 04-27-2010, 11:57 AM
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I adore batiks.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:33 PM
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Most of my stash is batiks, I have a hard time shopping in any other section of the quilt shops! They are very versatile, and the patterns and colors are gorgeous.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:42 PM
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That is one beautiful fabric. Better than ice cream as far as I am concerned.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:02 PM
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Beautiful fabric. I use a lot of batiks except when hand-quilting. Tried that once--never again!! Let us know if you get it and what you decide to make with it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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I love batiks too! I lean towards blues/purples/greens, but am slowly expanding my color selection to do a quilt I have in mind.

Make yourself a small project, wall hanging, tote bag or something...then you'll really be hooked! :)
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:43 PM
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I adore batiks but I've found lately that they don't like to be used with fusible webbing. I think it's the wax resist used to make the patterns. On the last bunch I bought I could smell the wax still in the fabric (like crayons) and it wouldn't fuse at all. What could I use to prewash to get the wax out?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:48 PM
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Between my stash and all my UFO's I have promised myself that "I am not allowed any more catagories of fabric. So NO to Batiks at this time.
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