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I bought these 3 pcs at discount store and want to know if they would be consider as Batiks they have the marble color look, and Im not familiar with Batiks that much but did check some web sites and I want to use these in the rail fence swap


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" Prayer is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."


 
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What do they look like on the back? Batiks are hard to tell front from back -- hardly any color or pattern difference.

There are a lot of "marble" looks out there, but the giveaway is that they look very different on the back (like they've been printed on the front only).

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I just looked at the blue one again -- I see white selvage. That is probably a marble, printed. Most batiks have same-color selvage, also hard to tell from the main part of the fabric.

Batiks can feel different from other fabric, too. If you rub them against each other, they almost squeak (well, a raspy sound). They feel "hard" and sometimes "polished." The weave is often tight. If you scratch your finger against them, it feels different from other cottons -- that "hard" feel.

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They are tight woven and heaver than regular cottons


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I am pretty sure they are not batiks.
 
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My batiks aren't "heavy" -- they feel more like garment "shirting" fabric, made with a fine thread.

The green one -- I can almost make out a different colored (lighter) back in the first picture. They do look like marbles.

Do you have a quilt shop anywhere nearby? They'd know in an instant, and can show you what batiks look & feel like. If you wet a batik it often bleeds, another give-away.

You mentioned discount store. I've never been able to find a good batik there, only at a LQS. JoAnn's has had some stuff they've labeled as batik, but I don't think it can compare to a LQS batik. JA's stuff looks kind of "tie-dyed" when put next to a LQS batik, and it can feel different.

But marbles are nice! I use them for blenders & borders. You could get a lot of quilting mileage out of these pieces, even if they're not batik.
 
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Here's an article that shows right/wrong sides of batik (reds) and their "look-alikes" (purple & brown):

http://blog.shopmartingale.com...uilting-with-batiks/
 
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I agree with those above I work mostly with Batiks and think these are not


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ok thanks girls won't use them in this swap, must be marbles


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Nope, not batiks.
 
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Looks like "blenders" to me.
 
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