Created by: Sarah Coons
Project

Angled Rainbows in Batik

What are you most proud of? This top was created from my first batch of batiks, with a couple of my previous tie dyes added in to complete the spectrum. This was my third attempt at machine binding and I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a simple guide for your walking foot using tape and a big paperclip or some smooth wire. The 3" quilting intervals that aren't on a ditch become much easier, without any marking .

You Can Make This

Sarah Coons made Angled Rainbows in Batik with:

Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist

Online Class

Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist

with Malka Dubrawsky

  • All of the fabrics used to create the quilt top were batiked and hand-dyed by me using Kona cotton. Solid teal flannel backing and broadcloth binding.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This top was created from my first batch of batiks, with a couple of my previous tie dyes added in to complete the spectrum. This was my third attempt at machine binding and I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a simple guide for your walking foot using tape and a big paperclip or some smooth wire. The 3" quilting intervals that aren't on a ditch become much easier, without any marking .

Q&A with Sarah Coons

Gwendolyn52 asked:
Wow, this is really nice! I was impressed and thought, 'I can't wait until I'm good enough to line up my seams so perfectly'. Then I read that you batik and dye the fabric too....you left me in the dust. Great job on all aspects!
Sarah Coons answered:
Thank you! Piecing the angles was tough, since you can't just nest the seams like for straight lines, but I figured out a little trick. I would align the strips, right sides facing, then fold back the top layer 1/4" to make sure the seam would hit in the right place, and once it was lined up, I folded it back to flat and marked the intersection by creasing it with my thumbnail. At first I was using something to hold down the 1/4" allowance and then folding the strip backwards to check the alignment, but that moved it too much, and the ruler I was using to hold down the edge was adding bulk to the fold-back anyway. It's hard to explain these things in text! :)

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