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Thread: A male batik quilt in the making

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    Today I cut this fabric...

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    into 504 pieces...
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    which I will make into 168 squares that look like this...
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    To sew together to make 42 squares that look like this...
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    how lucky i just love working with batiks

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    A quick question - is there a right or a wrong way to batik fabric? I have turned over and turned over and don't really see a difference in these fabrics

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    It is for my Grandfather's 80th birthday!

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    Is that like a stack and whack method? Love the material you have.

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    Like those colors.

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    I stacked the fabric up to cut it using the TRI-RECS ruler... a bit like Stack and Whack - cut strips, use 60 degree triangle but you cut another triangle either side of it... make sense?

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    This is similar to what I am making but I cut 5 1/2" strips and I will have a bigger block
    http://www.ezquilt.com/patterns/granny/granny.htm

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    Gorgeous! I love batiks! It is very hard to tell the right side from the wrong side. I think that's a good thing! You can't really mess up! That's going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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    wow! very ambitious!

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    There is no right or wrong side to batiks, which is part of why I love them so much.

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    Wow...love your batiks. This is going to be a really beautiful (in a masculine way :)) quilt.

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    sometime on a batike one side is a little brighter but really no difference

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    Love the batiks and that pattern! Yours will be a gorgeous quilt! :thumbup:

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    Looks like a great pattern and your fabrics are perfect for it. Be sure to show us the finished quilt.

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    WOW You are going to be busy !

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    Gotta love those batiks!

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    Absolutley love your fabrics and no - I don't think they have a significant difference to which side to use.

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    wow - can't wait to see it!

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    thatsgonna be awesome

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    Wow -- love the fabric. Can't wait to see the quilt -- it's gonna be just gorgeous!! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumtoliam
    A quick question - is there a right or a wrong way to batik fabric? I have turned over and turned over and don't really see a difference in these fabrics
    There is a right side but sometimes it's very hard to tell. If you look at an area where the dye is a bit blurry, the right side will be more crisp and the wrong side more blurry. The selvage will be smoother on the right side as well. I usually put a chalk mark on the wrong side or make sure to keep them stacked in the same direction all the time. If your triangles are the same angles on each corner it won't matter if you end up flipping some pieces over. If you've studied them and can't tell the difference between one side and the other, no one else will either.

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