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Thread: Do you like "stripey" batiks?

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    If so, what's your favorite way to use them?
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    Never used any batiks, yet, but those stripe look really pretty, especially the blue/brown and the turquoise. IF I could make a landscape quilt, I could see them being used for a beach /sunset type picture.

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    Ooooo - the blue/green looks like a tropical lagoon to me.

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    I would definiely have to find a pattern to use these. Lovely batiks. And I don't have any in my batik stash. Now I will have to get some. I think they would work good in a large block or border for sure.

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    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.

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    no I don't like them. However I have used them successfully by cutting with the stripe rather than cross the stripe. they can be used very effectively this way.

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    The stripes have really grown on me and I like them a ton more now than I used to. I have used a couple and I like that not only are they stripy in appearance but they usually go from one color extreme to another like the pictures you show. To me that is like a fabric two-fer. You can get totally different colors from one piece of fabric and when cut down to a unit used in a block it doesn't even look like the same fabric. In the batik block swap I got a beautiful double framed square and the maker used a stripe on the inner frame and it really popped. I love the stripe batiks and would like to add some to my stash as well.

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    I've been on a summer long batik buying frenzy but haven't made anything yet! Those are really lovely!!!!!!! :D

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    Not really.
    I like the stamped ones the best

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    i love striped batiks and use them often

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    I've used some for making summer tank tops with the strips up and down of course. :-D

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    I would use the first one because I love those colors. The other 2 I would pass on. I would use the blue cut as any other fabric.

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    Using these in pinwheels would give a striking effect :D:D:D
    I would purchase them for landscapes too 8-)

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    Absolutely not. I think they're nasty looking :oops: too much like the fold-dyed stuff that was done back in the days of tie-dyed T-shirts. Also too easy to make for yourself in custom colors.

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    Love all batiks. First one would make a brilliant landscape.

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    I am not normally a fan of striped batik( love batiks in general) , but those are spectacular. they would definatley find a place in my quilts.
    It the colors that draw me to them and the use of the stripe , its unusual.

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    Have not used them. I use very few Batiks.

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    In addtion to the 'frame' that Feline Fanatic mentioned, I have used the striped batik in a D9P on the square that is cut in half, being careful to have the stripe going longways when cut. Gives a really nice look to that square as well.

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    Those are so pretty. I love the blue/green one the best. I use those beautiful fabrics in my wearable art and purses.

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    I just posted a half-dozen stripey batiks like the first one, in the pictures section, in case you want to take a peek. They're all "future" fabrics. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-62828-1.htm#1535508

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    I think they would do well in a Disappearing 9 Patch.

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    Does it make a difference if the stripes run vertically or horizontally? Is one easier to use than the other?

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    When I had my dyeing thing going, I would do that technique to similate landscape elements. The blue green one reminds me of the mountain/lake scene on my to do list, it would be perfect as the backdrop. The cocoa/blue one would be great for tree trunk and weathered wood. They are just gorgeous.

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    Yes, I like them. I've used them in landscape quilts.

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    LOVE all batiks - stripey or otherwise, lol. I like using them in appliques - especially flower appliques.....!

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