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Old 10-20-2018, 06:42 AM
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I went to the NW Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival in Puyallup, WA on Thursday. I'm sure many Quilting Board members were there. I was amazed at the number of panels and panel quilts shown. I've used many myself. I was in the market for batik fat quarters and found a good selection at only one vendor. I was surprised!
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:33 PM
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That is surprising that only one vendor had batiks.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:17 PM
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I love to use panels for a quilt. so I probably would have been a happy camper looking at the quilts.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:40 PM
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Probably 95% of my quilts are panels! I was sharing with an out of town friend, and didn't realize I just don't piece quilts! I love the challenge of finding just the right colors for borders, sometimes I split the panels up and add things to it, etc. Bit piecing bores me... I have a finished quilt top in no time flat and love them all!
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:26 PM
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Since batiks have been used now in quilts for years, it seems the fabric doesn't hold up. Many are reporting the fabric breaking down. I delegated all my batiks to utility quilts to be used now. I also love panels. I made a baby quilt from a panel and all the guild members had to look twice to see that I did not piece it. It had sashing and cornerstones and a pieced border already on the panel. The new digital panels are beautiful!
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
That is surprising that only one vendor had batiks.
There were more vendors with batiks but most were 1/2 yard or more cuts. I wanted fat quarters.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:55 AM
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Do you ever prewash panels? Want to make a doll from panel for precious granddaughter with very sensitive skin.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:53 AM
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As a maker of Project Linus Quilts I do use many panels. I simply find coordinating fabric to go with the panel and work from there. it's finding the panels reasonably priced that is hard at times. I never pre-wash my panels, but will wash the quilt when complete.
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I am making a queen sized quilt for my DD for Christmas using a panel as the center. I am having to make up my own pattern as I go but it is working out really well.
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Love panels, especially for baby quilts.
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