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Thread: Batiks

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    HMK
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    Does anyone know of a good source to order lots of batiks from?

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    Hancocks of Paducah has a lot of batiks. I think e-quilter has a lot as well.

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    I use this place. www.batiksplus.com/index.asp

    And this place has some too. www.thousandsofbolts.com/index.cfm

    And this one www.batiks.com/

    And lastly www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?menu=submenu-2000.html

    Sybil

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    Blue Bamboo has a lot of batiks also.

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    Try also the FabricDepot.com Just had a shipment fast and good service.

    Elle

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    You guys are wicked dangerous to my wallet...

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    Yup Ladyhawk, we are wicked, but think of all the money you can save by buying cheaper there. Thats my excuse anyway. LOL

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Yup Ladyhawk, we are wicked, but think of all the money you can save by buying cheaper there. Thats my excuse anyway. LOL

    Elle

    Me too Elle, and I'm sticking to it :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    :D :D :D

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    A word of warning on batiks...

    We had one come thru the studio that was used for a back (quilted by one of the other girls). The fabric was such a tight weave that the needles didn't go between the threads, it broke the threads.

    The top maker ended up taking the whole thing apart and finding another back.

    I took the fabric to our longarm guild meeting. They put it on a different machine. Same result. The verdict was - it was the fabric.

    I LOVE batiks. But after this experience, I'm very careful about what I buy. Now....what to do about that stash.... probably make a quilt!


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    Hi HMK!!! (SMILING)

    Batik Plus is where I ordered some of my HOFFMAN (is the best for me) and their service was excellent!

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    Elle, I have to agree, thats the best excuse for spending money.... And I will look this weekend and see what kind of damage I can do...

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    Batiks are perfect for fabric folding. I made a lot of fabric folded flower blocks and the ones made from batiks held the shape much better then the ones made from regular cotton fabric.

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    Marshall Dry Goods in Batesville, Arkansas. They have a web site. If you call their 8 hundred number ask for Pat. He will give you a better price the an listed. The material is top of the line.(They make it there) You will be pleased.

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    piecemaker do you live close to Batesville? I"m close to Litttle Rock. :D

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    Marshall Dry Good will sell wholesale and retail! They are GREAT! :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks for all your help.

    I still need to locate about 4 of the fabrics I want but did manage to give the credit card a good workout at Batiks Plus, Today's Quilting and a LQS. This pattern is paper pieced, 104 x 104 and takes 17 different batiks - can't wait to get started.

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    No. I live in Ashdown. I wish I did live closer. Well maybe not. I'd be broke all the time. One of my quilting ladies is planning a trip for March. She plans on taking a van and loading up. I ordered one of there 3 bundle deals not too long ago so I have material for umpteen quilts. I get my batting from there too. It is such a good deal. You can't beat it. You get two big rolls for 70.00. There is enough to do over 20 quilts in it. It is the thick stuff too. The material is good quality material. A woman that works at a resturant in Wicks put me on to them.

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    My weaknest "Batiks" I have a very large stash of Batiks so beautiful I hate to cut them. I found "Bighornquilts.com to have a great supply of Batiks.

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    www.webfabrics.com.......she has an EXTENSIVE selection of batiks, and her fabrics are of excellent quality.

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    You folks need to come to the Finger Lakes. The Mennonite stores have absolutely NO character but they have amazing fabrics and the prices are unbelieveable. There are two w/in 30 minutes of me. One is a general store (no foods, but everything from stationery to underwear to pots and pans) with a fabric corner. The other used to be Hoovers Shoes, but recently changed their name. Probably b/c she sells more fabric than shoes. They still have the shoes, as well as bonnets & hats, but more fabric than ever. Golden something or other now.

    Fabric is about $5.50/yard and is includes all of the usual manufacturers - Moda, Thimbleberries, Lakeshore, Benartex, etc.

    Both stores have lots of batiks. Want to come? Maybe we can do a little shop hop and a miniature horse showing of sorts. Come on, Karla, let's get them here for a visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    You folks need to come to the Finger Lakes. The Mennonite stores have absolutely NO character but they have amazing fabrics and the prices are unbelieveable. There are two w/in 30 minutes of me. One is a general store (no foods, but everything from stationery to underwear to pots and pans) with a fabric corner. The other used to be Hoovers Shoes, but recently changed their name. Probably b/c she sells more fabric than shoes. They still have the shoes, as well as bonnets & hats, but more fabric than ever. Golden something or other now.

    Fabric is about $5.50/yard and is includes all of the usual manufacturers - Moda, Thimbleberries, Lakeshore, Benartex, etc.

    Both stores have lots of batiks. Want to come? Maybe we can do a little shop hop and a miniature horse showing of sorts. Come on, Karla, let's get them here for a visit!
    I'm hurrying as fast as I can! Sheesh!! I already told hubby that we WILL be going to NY on our way to VA! He just rolled his eyes at me! lol

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    I'm hurrying as fast as I can! Sheesh!! I already told hubby that we WILL be going to NY on our way to VA! He just rolled his eyes at me! lol

    Terry, your such a bright spot, bet your hubby is the easy going, laid back kind. Who's going to be doing all that driving? :D

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    oh, I was going to say ty, ty, ty HMK for asking this. I will be needing some batiks soon and I did not know that they have a tighter weave. I will definitely be picking them out in person so I can 'feel'. Also, it was pointed out to me, to 'open' fabric up, bc with batiks, the colors can be all different as you unroll bolt. good thing to know.

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    I have bought from Batiks.com when I lived in VA and could shop there in person. They have a good supply of fabrics and will ship to you.

    Good luck,

    Wanda

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