Pumpkin Pie batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts (+ giveaway)

Edit 10 February 2017 : We have a winner! Alison Anyon is the winner of our Pumpkin Pie Batiks bundle, so Alison, please get in touch to let us know where to send your prize. You can private message us on Facebook or Twitter, email us at bramblebabes@bramblepatchonline.com with your address or just give us a ring on 01327 342212.


Part of our batiks section

We love the gorgeous richness and colours of batik quilting fabrics and we have one of the largest selections of specialist quilters’ batiks in the UK. We currently have more than 25 collections of batiks, each with lots of different designs in a multitude of colours.

Recently we’ve taken delivery of even more new bolts including ranges from Moda, Stof, Hoffman and more, so we decided it was time for another free fabric giveaway featuring some of the newest arrivals!

And while we’re at it, we thought we’d dispel a few myths about batik fabrics for patchwork and quilting that we hear in the shop from time to time…

 

 

Myth : “Batiks are stiff to handle and difficult to hand-quilt.” 

Truth : This used to be true years ago, but reputable manufacturers now produce batik fabrics specifically for quilters that are as soft and easy to needle as ordinary quilting cottons. The fabric collections we stock are made for quilters, handle well and can be used for hand piecing, EPP and hand-quilting without any problems, as well as machine work of course.

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Myth : “Batiks are not wash-fast and the colours will run and ruin your work.” (AKA “Batiks always need pre-washing.”)

Truth : This also used to be true many years ago, but once again, the best manufacturers have been responsive to the issue and dyes are are now stable, in line with quilters’ expectations. So don’t let that old fear stop you – at least with fabrics from companies you recognise and trust. (But if you’re not sure of the origin or quality of a fabric, it’s always a good idea to check as cheap fabrics can run in the wash. And no, salt won’t fix the dye but a dye-catcher sheet in the wash can help prevent it from transferring.)

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Myth : “Batiks should be used on their own and not mixed with other fabrics.”

Truth : Are you kidding? We’re not sure where this one came from, but batiks look fabulous mixed with other fabrics, including very traditional prints! Have you seen the beautiful designs by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts which mix repro-style prints with batiks? Batiks also make wonderful blenders and accents and come in such a huge variety of colours that you can almost always find the right tone you need. Speaking of colours…

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Myth : “Batiks are always so bright and in-your-face so they don’t suit traditional quilts.” 

Truth : Some batiks are very bright and Hawaii Five-O in style with their multi-colour designs in fiery orange, citrus yellow and green, hot pink and turquoise. But we also have lots and lots of batiks in soft muted greens, blues, and violets as well as neutrals like stone, grey and cream. And batiks in pastel tints of baby blue, powder pink, mauve and buttercup. Plus charcoal, black and white batiks… in fact, pretty much any hue, tint or shade is available in a batik if you want it!

Have we convinced you to think again about batiks? Would a bundle of batiks to play with make a difference?
Win this bundle of Pumpkin Pie Batiks

Because we have this fat-eighth bundle of Pumpkin Pie Batiks collection fabrics to one lucky winner. To be entered in the draw, you must do at least one of the following:

  • on our Facebook page : COMMENT or LIKE this post
  • on our Facebook page : SHARE this post publicly (check your sharing settings – if you only share to friends, we won’t be able to see your name to enter it in the draw!)
  • on this website: leave a COMMENT on this post

You get one entry for each of the actions above, but please note that emailing us does not constitute a valid entry.

We’ll randomly draw the winner’s name on Friday, 10 February 2017 and let them know so we can post out their bundle.

This is just one of the new collections to be delivered to the shop – look in our Shop Online – New Collections section to see all the latest ranges

  • Thalia

    Oh, yes please, I adore batiks – they are so joyous and versatile too! Needless to say I would love to win this Pumpkin Pie bundle!

  • TracyP

    I’ve shied away from batik before but reading the comments then I could be converted. Would love to win the Pumpkin Pie giveaway.

  • Una

    I must try and visit your showroom as I love Batiks and you have a fantastic range! Must bring my credit card when I come!!

  • Valerie

    I love batiks, even the brightest colours go well together in a quilt. Thank you for these myths and truths. I would love to win ths bundle, it would be a very special birthday present to me!

  • Diane Rose

    oooh so love batiks! so many different styles,colors and motifs! good luck everyone!

  • Barbara

    I love batiks too! Pumpkin Pie bundle looks wonderful!

  • Judith Bailey

    I have only recently started buying fabric and I am so glad that I never knew of those myths. I love batiks. They are so economical as you can pick out so many colours from one piece. They are great for ‘stained glass’ stitching.!

  • Judith Barrass

    I did a workshop with Anja Townrow at the Bramblepatch using batiks and cotton fabrics. These look fabulous and I can just see them in a New York beauty block.

  • Alison Anyon

    I love batiks and can’t wait to get my hands on these!

  • Carol

    Batiks are the best to quilt with! Fab colours.

  • Cynthia

    Love batiks for bag making – they make fabulous beach bags.

  • Kath

    Batiks are great -they offer so many possibilities for colour matching and contrasting

  • Catherine

    I’ve been as guilty of thinking those things about batiks. I would love a chance to win and be proved wrong!

  • Anna Lutz-Brown

    Well I sew with a lot of women who love batiks…So I get heads up on good bad and love… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  • TheGranChris .

    I love batiks. The colors always amaze me.

  • annw

    Impossible to visit Bramblepatch without buying one or more pieces of their beautiful BATIKS, I love them all.

  • GwendaH

    I have just made a batik cover for my Kindle in my favourite shades of green.

  • Julie j

    I love batiks and their beautiful colours. Am currently making a quilt in turquoise,orange and navy hues ,which hopefully will help the recipient when suffering with depression.

  • Cathy

    I’m planning on using Batiks for my next project. The dilemma is which ones?

  • Janice Davison

    I can think of lots I would like to make with these

  • Doreen Williams

    I used batik fabric whilst attending a day course run by Jan Hassard. The end result was amazing.

  • JackieG

    These Batiks would be great to use in a workshop with Gillian Travis.

  • Caz

    Love using batiks….this bundle would be very welcome in my workroom!! 🙂

  • Lyn

    I’ve never made a quilt with batiks before and this bundle would give me the opportunity to start one. They look lovely!

  • Pam purkiss

    Love the gorgeous colours and patterns of batiks – would be great to start a new project with the pumpkin pie bundle ☺

  • Val

    Love batiks, this bundle would blend beautifully with my Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Well done The Bramble Patch for coming up with these fun competitions.

  • Rachel

    I love batiks, such fantastic colours, they look fantastic in a quilt

  • hueisei

    Very stunning colors. I love batiks.

  • Helen Roast

    I love batiks. The colours are so vibrant.

  • Louise King

    I am about to start a quilt only using batiks for my husband. The colours blend perfectly!

  • Diane Hibble

    oh they are lovely… love them

  • Jo Robson

    Batiks are gorgeous, they are lovely to work with.

  • Marilyn Thompson

    I find that I use batiks more often than more traditional designs in my projects. I love the variety of colour that they bring, they certainly lift many projects to a brighter level.

  • Pam Michaelis

    I have just received what will be my last Box of Delights and a very big thank. I have loved the anticipation of what will be inside, I’ve made some of the projects and I’m looking forward to making the rest – in due course! A great idea well executed.

    I would also be thrilled to receive the batik ‘give away’ if I’m lucky!

    Thanks for everything over the last year as I move slowly to complete the hand BOM!

  • Karen Turton

    i love working with batiks, someone is going to be very lucky

  • Sue Harrington

    I love batiks, the more I use them the more I love them and so versatile too.

  • Angela Rigby

    They look so beautiful!

  • Jean Donkersley

    Gorgeous vibrant colours, would love to win.

  • Barbara Bentley

    Lovely, I will definitely be in to purchase them if I don’t win them!
    Barbara

  • Gloria Balkwill

    One of the nicest quilts I ever made was from batiks. It was a kit called Scorched Earth which I bought at Bramble Patch in about 2005. Loved making the quilt and the recipient loved it too!
    Hope I win!

  • Gill Grimshaw

    I’ve just made a box with these glorious batiks and would love to use some more to set off my sales table (beekeeping products).