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Old 09-27-2012, 02:58 PM
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Question mixing batik with none batik fabric

I have bought some precut batik for a quilt and my question is can I use none batik fabric for the background?
It is hard to find light color batik, white or off white.
has anyone done that and how did the quilt came out?

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:12 PM
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Yes, you can mix them. I will attach a couple of pics. The log cabin blocks are all batik. Tonga Meringue are the light colored ones...well mostly that brand. I did mix in a few pieces of other beige batiks. The other quilt is all batik, but on premium muslin background.

If your LQS doesn't stock light batiks, you can find them online at a variety of places.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:18 PM
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Yup!

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:24 PM
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There has been a couple of other threads about this subject in the past couple of weeks. You can mix quilting cottons with batiks. Just make sure you pre wash your batiks. You can prewash the precuts by hand. This is a quilt that I made and the yellow background and the dark purple in the borders is quilting cottons and all the rest are batiks.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:49 PM
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thank you,
your quilts are lovely
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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Absolutely you can mix them. There is nothing that says you have to have pure batiks on a quilt!!!
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Auntpiggylpn that is a really cute Frog quilt.wwhere can i get the pattern?
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I would add, if you are mixing batiks with other cottons, wash everything and pre-shrink. Batiks and cottons often do not shrink the same and can make a quilt look pretty strange after the quilt is finished and washed many times.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by landers1 View Post
Auntpiggylpn that is a really cute Frog quilt.wwhere can i get the pattern?
It is a pattern by Java House and it is called "Infrognito" I'm willing to sell my pattern as I doubt I will use it again. PM me if interested! or it can be found here http://www.javahousequilts.com/scrip...roductlist=yes
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Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
I would add, if you are mixing batiks with other cottons, wash everything and pre-shrink. Batiks and cottons often do not shrink the same and can make a quilt look pretty strange after the quilt is finished and washed many times.
Definitely, pre-wash everything. Batiks (because of the high temps used) don't shrink, but frequently bleed. The regular cottons may shrink. It is best to get all the messy stuff over before the fabrics go into a quilt.
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