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Old 09-05-2007, 07:49 AM
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The biggest problem (?) I have found with batiks .....they are incredibly addictive...especially for applique projects. Oh wait, that should be appreciated..... :D
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:10 AM
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Cathe, now you've got me worried about hand quilting the piece. It's going to be in the ditch so I suppose it won't hurt (other than tough the hands). I didn't know before combining all the fabrics that batik had that quality.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:14 AM
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http://www.5bucksayard.com/

I recently got some drop dead gorgeous batiks from this place on clearance for 3.99 a yard. They have others on the five-buck price list.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:23 AM
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Thank you for the information about batik fabrics, that will be very helpful :D I went and checked out the website and they still have two batiks for $3.99, now if I can only find my credit card........
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moonpi ~ thanks for the link ... I think. :wink:

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:37 PM
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Steve - why are you going to stitch in the ditch by hand? Would be much quicker by machine with the same result (as it is in the ditch & tends not to be seen). Maybe I am missing something here?
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:38 PM
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I suppose I could do the patches that way and the sash and border by hand. I'll make a practice piece so I don't mess up too bad. Is it hard?
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:39 PM
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Remember I'm new at this, so everything is fascinating and scary all at once.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve
Remember I'm new at this, so everything is fascinating and scary all at once.

You always remember the first one Steve. It may cause you a little pain, but you will learn the pleasures to come. You may even find yourself longing to pick up the needle when you are in stressful situations, or stop and cock your head if you hear the sound like your machine makes. We won't ruin your reputation - honest!

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Stitch in the ditch is easy by machine especially if you use a walking foot (even feed foot)
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