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Date: 7/12/12 9:51 AM

I LOVE this fabric. What can I make out of it?!

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Date: 7/12/12 11:23 AM

It's really pretty-but it's not in stock until 9/2012. I'd make a below the knee floaty skirt.

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Date: 7/12/12 12:48 PM

Some batiks can be stiff, and some, as in rayon batik, can be very, very floaty and soft. I have two tops made out of rayon batik and one dress made out of cotton batik. Being as this is 100% cotton, it might be a little on the stiff side, and if so, I'd make a dress or cut the fabric on the bias to make it float more.

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Date: 7/12/12 3:17 PM

I love batik but have not sewn with it but would love to make a pair of pajama bottoms out of it for myself.

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Date: 7/12/12 5:27 PM

The dye can be a problem if you do not pre-wash. They can irritate the skin and cause upper respiratory reactions.

It is used a lot for quilting.

Google McKenna Ryan for georgeous quilts using batiks.

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Date: 7/13/12 8:59 AM

What you make will depend on the hand of the fabric. Definitely wash it first, maybe with a color catcher sheet in the wash with it to see how much dye comes out of it. It should have been washed in the dye process but there still could be excess dye.

Double check that the two sides of the fabric are identical. Usually with batik yardgoods there's a subtle difference in the color on the two sides. If it's real wax batik and the wax/resist is applied on only one side images will be sharper on the side the wax was applied on. The other side will have a softer look. Wax/resist is rarely applied to both sides of the fabric - that's too expensive and time consuming. If the fabric is very thin and light weight then there won't be much difference between the two sides because the resist will penetrate to the other side very easily.

When you're cutting the fabric the easiest thing to do is to just stick a piece of tape on the wrong side of each piece that you cut out to remind you which side goes to the inside.

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Date: 7/14/12 12:20 PM

Cotton batiks are best suited to something like a little button-up blouse or the pajama pants would be good too. Unless a dress is fitted and zips up I would not suggest cotton. This batik could be either stiff forever or soften right up. The advice to pre-wash is a good one - I'd wash it a couple of times - alone or with like colors as there will most certainly be excess dye coming out.

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