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    Applique Angel

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    Default Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    Just curious to why you would like batiks? I have these batiks in my stash and have used them with other fabric in DQs, but I can't seem to bring myself to like them for some reason. Maybe it's the feel of them. So those of you that love batiks, tell me why. And do you make many quilts with them? (Pics are most welcome!) Why all the love? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    I love the colors not the feel. I have only bought a few charm packs in Batiks and used them in table runners.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    I like the colors and the look of them. They add a different beauty to our quilts that I enjoy. Many of them have a lovely sheen that just shimmers in a quilt. I am more a fan of the light or medium tone batiks, not so much the dark and dramatic, but that is just my personal preference.
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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    I'm not wild about batiks but I love the way Edyta Sitar mixes them with regular cottons.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    Can't help you, since I don't care for them.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    Love the vibrant colors. But use a snuggly fabric for the backing.
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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    Colors and interesting patterns. Water batiks are my favorites. I made a batik top and my kitty jumped on it and stained it on the white sashing. I washed it a couple of times and it came out really soft. The stain didn't come out though. lol



    Lorie

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    I like batiks because of the vibrant colors of them. The patterns on them are so subtle they can be interpreted as solid or print. I made a herringbone quilt and a coin quilt using batiks. I have started (many months ago) making twin duvet covers using the friendship braid pattern. I will finish them one day! My quilting is a sad story but I am just learning and only got my frame several months ago after failing FMQ. The herringbone was my first frame quilted quilt and I was going crazy with broken needles and thread until some very kind forum members helped me sort it all out. I love the herringbone because it was my first, mistakes on the quilting and all.

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    I didn't want to show my quilting, so the pic is just the top. I love batiks but I use a softer cotton on the backs.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    I love the depth of color and interesting patterns created in batik fabrics. I like to mix them with cotton fabrics as opposed to only batik.
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    Default Re: Can you tell me why you would like batiks?

    Love batiks. They add such a wonderful depth and shimmer to the quilt. I think we all have preferences. I don't like 30s prints and don't work with them . that being said I have seen really beautiful quilts done with 30s prints

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