A Batik Project

There are a few batiks in my stash . . not many at all.  I have nothing really against batiks.  I prefer to work with regular cottons and since batiks cost more, I just don’t buy a whole lot of them.  The next project is names (by Chad) Pueblo Sunrise and these are the fabrics:

The yellow is the background and the other fabrics are . . well, they’re the “other fabrics”.  🙂

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    says

    I like batiks, but I don’t have much in my stash either, too expensive for me. What I do have was bought on sale. I can buy Moda Marbles by the bolt, making the cost per yard half of what batiks run. Vince would be proud!

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    Diane says

    I love batiks..I have a nice “stack” of them….you’ve piqued my interest in 2 things. 1. your new project and 2. I think (therefore I’m probably wrong) that batiks and reg. fabric are priced the same here at LQS… dang now I will have to go to one (or 2 or 3) and investigate.

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    Diane says

    I really like the look of most batiks but I hate the price. I like the colors you have chosen. The name Chad chose fits the colors.

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    Pamela says

    I love batik quilts and can’t wait to see what you do. I bought a batik quilt kit but seeing as how I’ve never made a quilt maybe that wasn’t such a good idea! Maybe I can pay someone to make it for me!

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      Brenda says

      Pamela, my first ‘real’ quilt top was all out of bali fabrics and it was a whole lot of fun and not scary at all!! You have a kit – pull it out and just do it!! don’t feel like it’s to much for you, it’s not!! So, pull that kit out and play with your beautiful fabics!!

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    says

    The title sounds interesting, colors suit it well. FYI I finally got around to Morning Splash…..started yesterday, hope to do a little at a time. Love your sewing instructions.

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    Gail Fearon says

    LIke you , I do not have a lot of batiks in my stash. I do like them for their colour combinations however, I am a hand quilter and they have a really tight weave that makes it hard to push a needle throu.gh…hard on arthritic fingers. I usually add some to my scrappys since their odd combos really fit.

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    pdudgeon says

    i like the batik prints i see in the catelogues, but that’s where i leave them.
    I have friends who are really into ‘art’ quilts and do fabulous things with batiks, but that’s a fabric that i haven’t played with very much as i prefer the hand and the look of the old fashioned cotton fabrics.

    that is a pretty color combo that you’ve got going. interested to see what you do with it.

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    Brenda says

    I LOVE batiks!!!!! And I will be making a french braid out of them here soon. And I love to use them mixed with my ‘regular’ fabrics – they add alot of colour and sparkle to a quilt.
    When I got into this hobby, I had read to put fabrics in your stash you love – or fabrics that ‘speak’ to you. I did that, and batiks are in my stash!!!

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    Deb says

    I love batiks, they are my favorites, and my husbands, so he never balks when I want to buy them. I bet about 1/4 of my stash is batiks, (500+yards!) and yet, I have only made ONE quilt out of them! I kind of hourd them, and dont share. I am making my Morning Splash out of them, and I cant wait to see what it is going to look like! I love the colors you picked, and I am SURE it is going to be ANOTHER awesome quilt! Even with EQ, I am amazed at all the patterns in your head that you crank out! and we will all be waiting to see this one!

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    Bobbie says

    IF-and thats a big if-i get up in time I see that Pueblo sunise –it is so, so beautiful-infact I have a picture of it on the morning we got the call that Holly’s Mom passed away that morning at 4:30. What a beautiful remerbace.There is a little quilt pattern a lady from around here-Faith Wellman–[email protected]-has -she probably only has 10 or 12 patterns-small and uses paper pieceing on part of the patter.. Such easy, fast and cute little gifts

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    Cynthia H., El Cerrito, CA says

    I have batiks, and I throw ’em in with other fabrics because their saturation/intensity brightens up the others, whether in totally scrappy quilts or sorta controlled (reds, whites, blues) quilts. The best piece of advice I ever got about piecing batiks was to use a size 70/10 Microtex sharp sharp sharp needle.

    Very nice….and yes, the same woman who told me about the 70/10 Microtex recommended against hand-quilting because of the tighter weave of batiks. I think she said something like, regular quilting fabrics have 60 threads per linear inch and batiks have 72? (it was about four or five years ago)

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    Dorothy S says

    Love the colors, batiks are usually out of my pricerange, nor does our local store carry many!

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    Carol says

    I’ve worked some with batiks and I’ve found they vary in texture and thickness. I first worked with thicker fabrics and I was a little skeptical about working with batiks again. But as my skill level increases, I find I need to take a little more time working with the thicker batiks. I find no difference between the thinner batiks and other cottons.
    Love the colors and the title. Can’t wait to see it.