06.02.09

Baby Quilts from our Signature Squares

Posted in Our Signature Squares at 2:18 pm by Cookie Martyn

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Choose pink or blue Minkee Dots and make this quick and easy baby quilt.  Babies love Minkee!  Our die cut squares in the Hoffman colorway pastel go together in a snap.   We package them in a collection of 110.  The quilt requires only 100.  Detailed instructions and Minkee backing in pink or blue are included.  Here is a close up of the quilting by Jackie Russell.  She quilts all our Signature Square quilts. 

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Why 6 1/2 inches?

Posted in Our Signature Squares at 1:55 pm by Cookie Martyn

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We think 4 or 5 inches is just too small after the 1/2 inch for seams is subtracted.  The Hoffman Bali batiks are too beautiful to use in small pieces.   This simple design really showcases the fabrics.   Here is a picture of one of our favorites.  The collection is semi random.  With Minkee backing, it’s a favorite of everyone.

Notions – a service

Posted in Notions - the "plus" at 1:46 pm by Cookie Martyn

The main purpose of Batiks Plus is to be your resource for Hoffman Bali batik fabrics.  We are committed to stocking every 1895, 839, and 885 as well as the entire seasonal line.   Notions became part of the “plus” in our service by popular demand and the increasing lack of availability.   You will find a link in our left hand navigation pane.

Schmetz Microtex needles size 70, 100 needles – Large dull needles make holes in the high thread count lawn used by Hoffman craftsman.  These needles penetrate the fibers.  Change your needle with each project, please.   It’s practical with this quantity on hand. 

Thangles – papers for use with Bali Pops 2 1/2 inch strips.  One package makes 450 half square triangles.  The design possibilities are endless.

Steam - a – Seam 2 lite 12″ by 24 yard rolls – the only practical way to use this product if you are serious about McKenna Ryan’s quilts.  Our special pricing makes it possible.

Fiskars Micro-tip scissors – make cutting a breeze

Applique Pressing Sheet – an absolute necessity for McKenna’s work.  (It’s nice to have two.)