Batiks- Connecting Threads Evaluation

magothyrivergirlDecember 8, 2010

I ordered some Batik charms that were on sale at Connecting Thread - $2.48 for 24 just to see what they were like. I needed to bump my order to $50 for the free freight.

They are definitely much, much thinner than the Batiks from LQS, any others I have ordered or even (gasp)batiks from Joanns. The colors are very, very pretty, but I wonder how the design looks on a full piece off the bolt. There is a right and wrong side- in my opinion. Some of the charms had folds/ creases in the squares - I haven't measured them. I have also never ordered charms before, so don't know if this is normal, but who wants to remeasure and possibly trim?

Overall, they are not bad, and I might have to order some yardage to get the full effect of the look. They do cost a lot less - so I did not expect the same.

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One + for Connecting threads is the fabric is supposed to be American made. Lately I have been reading reports of infestation with imported items.
I have no issues with their products but not always impressed with color and pattern choices.
Have not tried the batiks. Jayne

    Bookmark   December 8, 2010 at 10:52AM
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Some of the fabrics are good but their batiks are incredibly thin. I used mine up but prefer to get mine from other sources now.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2010 at 12:04PM
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I've had wrinkles and small folds in even the more expensive batiks. I think it's just the nature of the beast. Perhaps using their batiks for wall hangings would be a better use than a bed quilt or throw which will get more physical use. Same reason I will use polyester batting in a wall hanging but not in a quilt as it doesn't have the drape (read cuddle-ability) of cotton batting.


    Bookmark   December 8, 2010 at 12:19PM
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