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Thread: Batiks

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    Ok so I am here for help. I have never bought Batiks! I like them just never needed them. Well I just got the pattern for the Dragonfly Garden Stain glass wall hanging and need Batiks, my question is where is the best, cheapest place to get them?

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    www.connectingthreads.com they have some that are reasonable

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    whittles fabrics too

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    I found a few at Wal=Mart.

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    What size do you need? I have a few FQ's for sale here on the board. Send me a PM if you haven't found any.

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    I would check to see what is on the board first. Most of the time people are selling great fabrics here. Batiks are wonderful. You will fall in love with them. :)

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    Endless choices of batiks:
    http://www.batiks.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi
    But I have never bought from them, just drooled

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    A new member posted this site - I checked it out and it was great!

    http://www.whittlesfabrics.com

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    they are so beautiful then again didnt meet a piece of fabric i didnt love

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    they are so beautiful then again didnt meet a piece of fabric i didnt love
    here here ;)

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    How do I find them on the board? I have never navagated far on this board..............

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    I love Batiks. They are so easy to work with. Cheap Batik is an oxymoron though, lol.

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    http://sewbatik.com
    http://batiksplus.com
    http://stitch-n-frame.net

    always the BEST and sometimes the cheapest!

    Though cheap is not always GOOD...the ones at connecting thread are a bit thin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshaM
    How do I find them on the board? I have never navagated far on this board..............
    Click "Home" at top of this page. Then go to Members buy/sell/trade/-classified and see if someone has posted that they have batik fabric for sell.

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    www.connectingthreads.com has some. The quilt that is beside my name on this board is all batiks. I fell in love with them and when I'm shopping I'll pick up a yard or two just to have them. I have a large clear plastic tote full of batiks for future projects that I haven't dreamed up yet. I bought my quilt batiks at a little quilt shop in Bentonville, AR. I don't think they do mail order and since I've moved away I surely miss them. They also introduced me to Precencia threads. I love those threads, too.

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    Beware of inexpensive batiks! Cheaper isn't always better. The fabric quality and color fastness of dyes is not always good in the less expensive batiks. I would definitely look on the board classifieds first as those fabrics are usually LQS quality. Can't wait to see pics of your project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshaM
    Ok so I am here for help. I have never bought Batiks! I like them just never needed them. Well I just got the pattern for the Dragonfly Garden Stain glass wall hanging and need Batiks, my question is where is the best, cheapest place to get them?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-93854-1.htm
    Here's the stained glass dragonflies that I just did. I used batiks that I found while on a trip with my husband. I admit I didn't look at the price tag because I loved them so much. I added some batik scraps that I had left from my avatar quilt and I love the result.

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    Lois, that is a beautiful quilt!

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    I've used the Connecting Threads batik sets. You can buy different combination set either strips, quarters etc. I found the fabric was really nice.

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    Hoffman's of Padukah is having a sale. My material is on it's way. The service is great. I ordered from them before. Also Seawatch fabrics. com has pages and pages of Batics.

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    I use Thousands of Bolts , They carry top name manufactures and one of the least expensive sources.

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    fabricdepot.com and today'squilting.com both have good quality batiks, and often have them on sale. Quality batiks are always $10/yard full price, so if you find them for $6 or $7, consider that a deal.

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    Be careful when purchasing "cheap" batiks; you get what you pay for. I had the misfortune of buying some from JoAnns that shrank, bled, and looked awful after washing. I have found that Hoffman and Kauffman are the best and can be purchased at many websites. Examples are Todaysquilting.com and Fabric.com. I've also found that if it does not look the same on both sides (meaning you can't tell the right from wrong side) it isn't a good quality.

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    Piecework Fabrics is having a sale right now and they have a large selection of batiks at $5.95 a yard.

    http://www.pieceworkcompany.com/sale.asp

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    Fantastic find. Better than Hancocks of Paducah. Thanks so much!

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