Quilting Fabric: Tips For A Perfect Result Of
Batik Fabric Quilting
Author: Dorothy Kimble
Originally from Indonesia, most of the Batik
material which is currently available is made
in Bali. Batik is preceded by canting, which
was in use by women in Java in Indonesia. It is
a form of art which uses dyeing as its base.
Making of Batik, though simple, can give very
attractive results. Interestingly, this form of
art was and still practiced by women.
Special copper caps are used
to cover the cloth with wax on which batik is
to be done. This cloth carries very intricate
designs. Once covered with wax, this piece of
cloth is dipped in dye or sometimes painted, as
per design requirement. Then it is ensured that
the dye has reached where it has to. Then the
wax is removed by boiling the cloth several
times. The outcome is a piece of gorgeous batik
You Want Perfect Results -
Check Out These Tips
When you wish to use the
batik fabric for quilting, always make sure
that the cloth is pre-washed. This increases
its absorption capacity and thus captures the
Use very thin material as
the batik fabric. This makes handling easier,
as well as the designs come out better.
You can get stunning results
if you alternate the batik fabric with other
fabrics which has different colors and
textures. This guarantees that the batik fabric
will outshine the other fabrics.
When used for quilting,
always keep the batik fabric on top.
Since this type of fabric is not very elastic,
if you use it elsewhere, the overall look may
be slightly awry and the fabric may tear.
Never use the batik fabric
on the side which touches your skin, when using
it on a quilt. The batik fabric is not known to
be gentle to the skin. Batik fabrics cost the
same as other fabrics and makes excellent
material for quilts. With comparable costs,
batik fabric can give your quilts a stunning
You must buy as many color
combinations as you can visualize when using
batik fabric for quilts. This is always
beneficial, if you are in a hurry to make the
quilt. This fabric instantly glamorizes your
quilt and brightens it up.
About the author:
Dorothy Kimble is a staff writer at <a
Digest</a> and is an occasional
contributor to several other websites,
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