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Welcome to fat quarter-friendly week!

 

Last fall, Northcott introduced their new Banyan Batiks fabrics. Since then several more designs have been added to the collection. There’s also a grouping of “essentials” –  Brush Strokes, Shibori, and Ketan – that come in dozens of colors. These “essentials” blend with the more patterned collections.

 

Banyan Batiks Brush Strokes
Banyan Batiks Brush Strokes

 

 

Banyan Batiks Ketan
Banyan Batiks Ketan

 

Many of these fabrics are in your favorite quilt shops now and more will be added in the coming months. Just click the product finder button on the Northcott site to find out which shops have your favorite Banyan Batiks. If you enjoy designing your own quilts, you can also download the fabric images to Electric Quilt just by clicking on the “Download for EQ” button.

 

Use the product finder key to find which shops have the fabric you need.
Use the product finder key to find which shops have the fabric you need.

 

As an added bonus, many of the fabrics are offered as precuts – fat quarter bundles, Tiles (10″ squares) and Strips (2½” strips).

You can learn more about Banyan Batiks in this video.

Introducing Banyan Batiks by Northcott – YouTube

Banyan Batiks, challenges all aspects of the batik design process, from innovative tjaps (pronounced “chops”), original artwork and designer selected colors,…

 

 

There’s also a Facebook page devoted to Banyan Batiks. More good information!

A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful collection of fat quarters from several of the Banyan Batiks collections. Have a look!

 

Banyan Batiks Feathers in the mandarin teal colorway
Banyan Batiks Feathers in the mandarin teal colorway

 

 

Banyan Batiks Visual Sound in the pink orange colorway
Banyan Batiks Visual Sound in the pink orange colorway

 

 

Banyan Batiks Visual Sound in the blue green colorway
Banyan Batiks Visual Sound in the blue green colorway

 

So this week, I’ll be showing you some quick ways to use fat quarters to create some small batik quilts.

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make a table runner from some modern nine patch blocks using 2 fat quarters from Northcott Banyan Batiks Visual Sound collection.

 

Modern nine patch blocks using 2 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks Visual Sound
Modern nine patch blocks using 2 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks Visual Sound

 

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: 2 fat quarters for a modern table runner is all you need

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

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