I haven't worked with batiks very much. I am starting a project using all batiks. Is there a right or wrong side to the fabric? How do you keep it straight when cutting small pieces?
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Thanks Cornwoman...I have noticed a slight difference and have tried to keep it straight!
You've gotten lots of good tips on batiks. I use mostly batiks and before I cut into them, I carefully examine both sides of the fabric. The color on each side can be slightly different, but just as importantly, I have found that the "print" or detail of the batik is much sharper on one side or the other. So depending on the color and/or whether the detail of the batik are important or add to your design, can make a difference. But really, in the end, there is no right or wrong side to them.
Good tip Linda...thanks!
Some batiks seem to have the same feel on both sides, but one side will have better color. Then some feel smooth on one side and ruff on the other. The feel will help to have the same side up. That is what I have been noticing as I am using lots of scrapes batiks in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.
I'm using Kaufman's...thanks for the tip...
Great tips for batiks. I haven't used them much, mostly because I am trying to use fabrics from my stash. But I will remember what has been posted here. Thanks!
Luckily, this will be machine quilted! This is a wedding gift and I find now that unless they are special people in my life they don't get hand quilted!
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