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Old 02-06-2016, 11:16 AM
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I finally got my pattern in the mail to start up the Labyrinth Walk quilt. In the fabric requirements they are saying x amt. of black batik, x amt. of white batik..etc. Do I have to use batiks? Will it not have the desired effect if I use other fabric choices?
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:27 AM
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You can use almost any fabric you would like, as long as you maintain the light/med/dark values. I say almost because a large scale print would probably not be appropriate. Very small scale prints, tone on tone, mottled, solids etc. would look good. They said 'batik' because that was the fabric used in the photo of the quilt, and if you want to duplicate it that's what you would use.
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I think that would be a suggestion for using mainly one colour fabrics rather then prints. A patterned or print fabric could distract from the 3D effect.
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I can't see why you couldn't use other fabric.
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I haven't used batiks before. I handled one once, a few years back and it felt thin. Are they? Can they mix with other fabrics like Kona cotton?
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If you prewash the batiks separately form the Kona, I don't see a problem with doing that. Batiks have a protensity for the colors to run and I find that dark colors can do that too. I often combine the two fabrics.
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Penny have you had problems with them running again and again? The quilt will have white in it, so I wouldn't want that getting greyed out.
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You can use any fabric you want, in any color you want. The only requirement for success is Value... Very dark to very light. Make a little swatch card ( I use an index card and little 1/2" X 1" pieces of each fabric) number the fabrics on the Pattern then number your ( version) fabrics on your card so you can keep track.... Being organized is really necessary with that pattern.
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
You can use any fabric you want, in any color you want. The only requirement for success is Value... Very dark to very light. Make a little swatch card ( I use an index card and little 1/2" X 1" pieces of each fabric) number the fabrics on the Pattern then number your ( version) fabrics on your card so you can keep track.... Being organized is really necessary with that pattern.
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It is more color value that rather if you use batiks or cottons.
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