It all depends on what you want out of a quilt. Are you looking for a lightweight or a heavyweight quilt? Do you want high or, low loft? Or is your quilt a piece of art? If you want a heavier warm quilt with medium to high loft you might want to use a 100% […]
Category: batik fabric
What Does Batik Material Look Like?
Batik is a centuries old tradition for dyeing material. Batik is the art of wax-resistant dye on fabrics to create beautiful and colorful designs. The wax is made-up of the mixture of Beeswax, paraffin and resin. The wax is then applied using a stamp or a Tjanting tool (wax stylist). The Tjanting tool is made […]
Is Sewing Batik Fabric Difficult?
Batik is a centuries old tradition for dyeing material using wax to create designs on the fabric. So is Batik fabric difficult to work with? Yes, and No…One reason quilters may say it’s difficult to work with is that while sewing they experience skipped stitches. That can happen when working on a large project, but […]
Why Do I Get Skipped Stitches?
It’s not uncommon to get skipped stitches when sewing, especially after sewing a few large projects. If experience skipped stitches change your needle. Needles wear out due to the constant friction. Some materials such as Batiks are harder on the needle and require a needle change between projects. Good quality needles are important. Schmetz makes […]
What is Batik?
Batik is a centuries old tradition for dyeing material. The word Batik in Javanese means to write in dots. Indonesia has highly refined the Batik process. This traditional method of dyeing is followed in other countries as well, Sri Lanka, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Batik is the art of wax-resistant dye on […]