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I have never used Batik fabrics and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on care, do the fabrics easily fade?, tips or suggestions??
most of the batiks you get in good quilt shops today are pretty color fast. i treat them just like i treat all my fabric. they used to bleed quite a bit, but i haven't seen that as much of a problem in the past several years.
Batik fabrics are resist dyed, so the color is the same on the front and the back. The fabric tends to be a tighter weave, as well. Most true batik fabrics are made in the Pacific Islands by hand. I have seen some fabric advertised as batiks that are really printed designs.
I do not do anything special with my batiks compared to other fabrics. I always test for colorfastness with red value fabrics, whether batik or not. I have had problems with bleeding and do not trust that differences or changes in manufacturing won't cause this to happen again.
Thank you Gini and Pamela. I found some Batiks on sale at JoAnn's. There are two yards, one of each color. Reg. $17.98 for 8.97. They sem to have washed up ok. I am not sure what pattern I will use but since they are colorful, I might use them in a quilt for a younger person.