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    need help

    I was given a layer cake package as a gift. It contains 20 of the palest batiks I have seen. They are very pretty but what do I do with them? Anyone suggest a pattern? What color background would make them stand out?

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    Can you post a pic? Makes it easier to visualize.
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    Why not use them as neutrals and put them with dark batiks? As for a pattern maybe Hunter's Star or Night and Day? Someone on here did a Hunter's Star in a variety of batiks and it was beautiful.

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    Why not make a quilted jacket out of them?

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    I've never posted a picture before. Any tips?

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    Could you use some of them with some darker shades of batik and do a 10 min block quilt?

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    Tips for posting a picture....I figured some computer whiz would have already answered this by now, but I promise you that if I can do it, you can. You need to start with a picture on your computer...or is that IN your computer? Anyway...instead of clicking on "Post Quick Reply" at the bottom of this page, click on "Go Advanced." There will be a spot to click on "Manage Attachments." Do that. Then a box will appear in the top left hand corner.

    It will say "choose file to upload." Do that. Then click on "Upload." Once a number appears in the box, punch on "Close Window."

    That should do it. I promise, if I can do it, you surely can. I would like to see your squares. I don't have any suggestions at the moment, but I could have, ya never know.

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    I had some like that. Made a rag quilt with orange flannel filling. Thenorange on the fringes really perked up the batiks.

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    pale batiks seem to be the latest thing. i have seen them here and there around the web and at my lqs. i would just use them where i would use white or light fabrics in quilts.

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    I would match them up with the complimentary or coordinating color and do a block that only needs two fabrics. Then put them all together in a quilt making it look scrappy but coordinating. There are many star blocks that only need two colors.
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    Sounds like great fabrics to use in baby quilts as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Tips for posting a picture....I figured some computer whiz would have already answered this by now, but I promise you that if I can do it, you can. You need to start with a picture on your computer...or is that IN your computer? Anyway...instead of clicking on "Post Quick Reply" at the bottom of this page, click on "Go Advanced." There will be a spot to click on "Manage Attachments." Do that. Then a box will appear in the top left hand corner.

    It will say "choose file to upload." Do that. Then click on "Upload." Once a number appears in the box, punch on "Close Window."

    That should do it. I promise, if I can do it, you surely can. I would like to see your squares. I don't have any suggestions at the moment, but I could have, ya never know.

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    thanks great instructions...no wonder I couldnt get pics to post
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    picture of light batiks

    Hope this works. Thanks for the help. This should be a picture of the light batiks in question. Very pretty, but I must have a brain freeze because I can't think of how I want to use them.
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    Ohhhh Pretty I would agree with the others and pair them up with a darker batik and do a two fabric block out of them and make a scrappy batik quilt

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    I am not sure if you have batiks in your stash, but I would pair each pale batik with its matching dark sibling and make a two fabric block like Magic Squares...so pale purple with dark purple, pale blue with navy blue etc.

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    those are so pretty, just soft lovely colors.
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    I like them! If you're at all into that faded country chic look, these would be lovely just as is. Maybe even a simple strip quilt would look lovely.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    How about paring all the "like" colors together and making a quilt that fades one color into another?
    This could be something like using a jelly roll OR a star pattern.

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    they are really pretty!!

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    We did a simple 4 patch with some light batiks like this and then made them into a strip alternated with a deeper richer verrsion of a color that is in the blocks. Then made an interesting border
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    missouri star quilt has a good tut on chevron quilt using layer cakes. You could use the pale batik as the "white" rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2quilt View Post
    I was given a layer cake package as a gift. It contains 20 of the palest batiks I have seen. They are very pretty but what do I do with them? Anyone suggest a pattern? What color background would make them stand out?

    Jackie
    Well, I've been saving Lecien's BOM. The light batiks would be gorgeous for the background of this quilt; however, the pattern calls for 1" finished squares and I'm still contemplating. But, the idea is there.

    http://www.lecienusa.com/media/uploa...Tiles_web3.pdf

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    Dina, thanks so much for the directions! Very helpful.
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    Yes, what Tartan said. Mix them with some other darker ones and pick a pattern you like.
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    Oh, I just saw the picture and thought of something. How about a stained glass quilt? They should look great with black accent lines.
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