Island Batik unboxing

Box 1 fabric

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Shipment One Contents

It pleases me beyond belief that I’ll be returning as an Island Batik Ambassador for the 2022 year. Welcome to the new Ambassadors and congrats to those returning.

Island Batik and their industry partners are some of the most generous in the quilting industry. The photos below only show a portion of the products I’ll be given this year. In addition to those shown below, we have precuts and more thread coming very soon.

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Hobbs Batting

Hobbs Batting produces some of the finest batting and they offer a wide range of products. Until working with their batting I had only ever purchased a low loft cotton batting because I love the vintage quilt look and I still do. However, I’ve discovered I love the Poly-Down for its drape and light fluffy finish. Your quilt doesn’t weigh 10 lbs either. Oh, and their Poly-Down Fiberfill, LOVE it!

OMG, their Wool Batting…it quilts up with amazing definition. And of course the 100% Cotton and 80/20 is fab too.

Their fusible batting strips are the best for making a quilted braided rug or table runner.

braided rug placemats and old lunchbox, island batik

Aurifil Thread

Aurifil has always been a favorite thread of mine. Until becoming an IBA in 2019 I had only ever purchased the boring colors like white, offwhite and black. I still do. Gotta give a shout out to fellow IBA MaryMackMadeMine who sells Aurifil in her Etsy shop along with Island Batik fabric.

Since 2019 Aurifil has introduced me to the beauty their colored thread can add to any project. Whether you are quilting, thread painting or just trying to match thread to the finished edge of hand bag, you’ll surely find a match from their wide range of colors in multiple weighs.

In this shipment I received the Red Panda Color Builder, it’s a collection of three 40wt spools from their Endangered Species line introduced last year. In 2021 they sent me the Pink Land Iguana, seriously, who knew there was such a thing?

pink land iguana aurifil

Wondrous – by Jerry Khiev

This may be Jerry’s first collection as an Island Batik fabric designer, not sure. Wondrous is soft and rich pinks and greens and just the right amount of yellow. Wondrous will be shipping to stores next month. The yardage shown is from the Foundations Collection which are available throughout the year.

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Aurifil and Stash Builders

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Stash Builders are great to have around. Whether you are looking to make a scrap quilt, in need of just a small amount of fabric or for those applique projects where you need a selection of colors. There’s almost 3 yards of fabric rolled up nicely and packaged, 5″ x wof.

Batik Solids

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The Solids Collection (a group from Foundations) from Island Batik was expanded to include a total of 14 colors. These are not your typical solids as they are just as tightly woven as their multi-colored siblings. The gray above, it blends beautifully with peach, correction, it has blended beautifully with everything I have paired with it.

In the bottom of the photo above is Almond from the Neutral Collection, also part of the Foundations. These are great for backgrounds, where you need white, or for backing.

Gradations-Opulent Orange

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Opulent Orange, isn’t it beautiful? I think in the video I misspoke and called these gradients, actually I had a brain freeze. I love that these were added, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve searched for fabrics that were closely related in colors.


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Foundations are available throughout the year. Above are fabrics from the Basics, Neutrals, Blenders and Solids.

Americana – by Kathy Engle

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Americana will be shipping to shops next month. I think I see another QOV laying there.

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We all love surprises, especially when it includes fabric. Inside of this package is a collection that will be released and shared in the May Blog Hop. For now it is placed on top of my fabric cabinet teasing me of what’s to come.


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