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Thread: Do you like "stripey" batiks?

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    Junior Member quilterken's Avatar
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    Love stripes for bindings and borders.

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    I love these for backgrounds when I do a landscape type wall piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    No, not really. I like ones that are more "gradient" so you can use different parts of the yardage in different places on the piece.
    Where do you find your gradient fabrics??

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    I love them. They make amazing sashing and borders cut on the length. A whole lot of payoff for very little work. And they are fabulous background pieces for landscape hangings and art quilts. Wonderful for miniature landscapes and postcards......the list is endless. I've used the last one personally as background for a simple sailboat wallhanging. It's a beautiful versatile piece of fabric.

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    They would be great to cut into square and vary the direction for a quick 'rail fence" quilt, or cut them with a kalidescope ruler for a cool 'spider wed' effect.

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    I like them okay, but I usually choose some other kind of pattern or else I choose them for their colors. I might use something like that in a border or a binding.

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    I never met a batik that I didn't like!

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    I love all batiks. Connecting threads has some great samplers of batiks except they won't ship until Sept 8. There was some hold up.

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    Fantastic for the landscapes, but--combined with other batiks would made gorgeous big simple block quilts The Turning Twenty pattern comes to mind.

    I like all three of your stripes, and if I were to make into full size quilt I might combine with some other batiks, including geometric shapes. I can't imagine anything with these not being pretty.

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    Those are lovely,but have never used any :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    If so, what's your favorite way to use them?
    bindings! I love to use strips for bindings.

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    I really like the 3rd one.

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    Yes!

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    beautiful fabric, I have used batiks in a new york beauty quilt, it started out with 16 blocks and turned into a full size quilt, I had so many batiks,, I wanted to use them all, our LSO was teaching me how to make new york beauty blocks, taking another class in oct. to learn different new york beauty blocks, so my suggestion would be the make a new york beauty quilt..

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    Those are beautiful but don't know how to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Does it make a difference if the stripes run vertically or horizontally? Is one easier to use than the other?
    Yes, It makes a difference! If you are using it as a border and want it longer than 40"( including miter), it would make sense to by it vertically. If you a using in a landscape that less than 40" then horizontally is best. But if you own a quilt shop, I'm sure you're aware of this.

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    ooooo i love them and my sil thinks they are "weird"

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    I love batiks. I would use the brown to blue one to make tree trunks and the red for a sunset. The blue could be the lagoon.:)

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    I could see a use in landscapes!

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    Yes I do. The top one could be used as water, or cut a certain way it would make vibrant tropical leaves.

    The magenta stripes could be so many things it would need to be tried out on everything to look for a good 'fit'.

    The bottom one would be fantastic for weathered wood that's gotten wet from rain, wood grain, water, rocks, or any other out door surface...

    (Yeah, I like art quilts. Batiks are wonderful for those.)

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    I find that the striped batiks make GREAT binding for quilts and also they're great for little pieces in among larger pieces. They don't always look that great by themselves but they are very nice when used the right way. And.........I still have lots of stripe batik for sale. Private message me if you are not already on my mailing list and I can give you info.

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    I've used the blue/green in a landscape as pond water and the stripe one on another quilt as the binding... cut on the bias. Loved them both and will buy more of same when I have a chance.

    Josi.....FL

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    I think they are beautiful & just need the right pattern. Amma's idea of the pinwheels would be good. I remember seeing a really neat quilt using striped fabric at the Sister's quilt show that was gorgeous!!

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    Love them for appliques!

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    Quote Originally Posted by applique
    Love them for appliques!
    That is a perfect example of how to use striped batik in a quilt!!!
    Maybe there are a few other quilters out there who could share some of their use of striped batik material too?

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