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Thread: To mix or not to match.

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    Lightbulb To mix or not to match.

    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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    Yes! I've seen some beautiful batik quilts with Bella solid black.
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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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    I wash all fabric except precuts. I have mixed solids from various brands with batiks successfully.
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    Mix 'till your heart's content! And I would wash all of it!

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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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    Yes, I love to mix fabrics. But I would only wash the black.

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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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    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?)

    Watson

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    I would mix, and I always wash.
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    I would mix them. I mix all kinds of fabric. I do not prewash.

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    I fix batiks with prints of solids a lot. If I like them together...then they go together. I prewash everything.

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    Absolutely. I create many quilts from my stash which includes all types of quilting fabrics. Mixing the two types of fabrics will provide textures and variations in color.

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    If I like how they look together, yes.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    If you're asking because you need a solid black to set off your batiks, RJR now has a solid black batik. Keepsake Quilting has it online for less than $10 a yard, but other places also sell it. RJR Fabrics Blossom line, 3142-001 solid black.

    I haven't tried it yet, but definitely will. Personally, I don't like the combination of batik and cotton broadcloth. The difference in thread count is much too drastic for me.

    And I prewash everything.
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    Thank you to all who answered. Your advice has helped enormously.

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