The Free Motion Quilting Project: I’m Crazy for Batiks!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I’m Crazy for Batiks!
As you’ve probably noticed by now, I’m crazy for batik fabrics!

I love hand dyed batiks because they work so perfectly in a wide range of quilts. They often read as solid fabric from a distance, but when you get closer you realize there’s a swirl of lighter and darker shades that makes the fabric more complex and interesting to quilt.

Today I’m delighted to launch our new leap into carrying fabric! We’re carrying a small collection of twelve Island Batik basics, cut by the yard and shipped anywhere in the US. Click Here to check out the fabrics now!
We’re also offering precut fat quarter bundles so you can begin building your stash of beautiful batik fabrics. Click here to find a precut fat quarter pack for just $14.99.

Things to know about cotton batik fabric

Batik fabric feels very different than regular print or solid cotton fabric. The weave is much tighter, which gives the fabric a crisp, durable feel. I find piecing with batiks much easier because the tighter weave makes it so much easier to cut and piece accurately.

Island Batik fabrics are hand dyed in Sanur, Bali by artisans that have passed the techniques down from generation to generation. I love the vibrant colors and rich, mottled texture of these hand dyed batiks and I’m so excited to be able to share them with you. 

Keep an eye out for amazing new projects featuring Island Batik fabrics coming very soon!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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