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To mix or not to match.

Old 05-18-2018, 06:48 PM
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Would you mix batiks with a Moda Bella solid? Would appreciate your answers. Thank you.
PS. Would you wash them first. The moda is black.

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Old 05-18-2018, 07:25 PM
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Yes! I've seen some beautiful batik quilts with Bella solid black.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:44 PM
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go for it---and as far as wash--get some white paper and rub really hard on all and any color showing on the paper--wash the fabric.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:49 PM
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I wash all fabric except precuts. I have mixed solids from various brands with batiks successfully.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:29 AM
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Mix 'till your heart's content! And I would wash all of it!
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:50 AM
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I mix frequently and have always had success. I do think it important to wash first. I like the mixture of surface texture in mixing the fabrics. I recently did this with a bargello quilt.
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:29 AM
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Yes, I love to mix fabrics. But I would only wash the black.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:07 AM
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I'm working on Judy's Mystery Train 19 and I mixed batiks with non-batiks. I love the way it's turning out!
I'm not a pre-washer.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:14 AM
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I use batiks in almost every quilt I make, along with what ever fabrics I’m using, solids, prints, panels, flannels....never had a quilt not turn out because I used Batiks. I love Batiks.
I prewash ones that have very saturated colors or fail a ( color bleed test)
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I use any fabric anywhere I want to.

I also wash everything, especially Batiks and dark colours and I check the water to see if they are bleeding so I know whether I need to wash them again. (Can you tell I had a bad experience?)

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