Get some much needed R&R and quilt on island time! Island Batik quilt fabrics are full of cheerful prints in bright tropical colors. For quick quilting, try Island Batiks precut fabrics in 5" Stamps (charm packs), 10" Stacks (layer cakes), 2.5" strips (jelly rolls) & fat quarter bundles. Can't get enough of batiks? Find more gorgeous batik quilt fabric here!
Dive into the bright and colorful world of Island Batik fabric. What are batiks and where are batiks made? Filled with personality, these handcrafted fabrics are made with exquisite care in Bali. Each yard is still hand-stamped with intricate wax resist designs and cured in the island sunshine. Take a tropical vacation with these uniquely beautiful fabrics and find yourself transported to your happy place.
Island Batik is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of cotton batik fabric, rayon batik fabric, and hand-printed cotton from Indonesia. Established in 1997, Island Batik’s mission is to share the time-honored art of batik and hand-dyed fabric with quilters and sewists around the world. The philosophy of Island Batik has always been to participate in the success, enrichment, and development of the community where they manufacture their batik fabrics.
Located in Carlsbad, California, Island Batik imports their fabric and then ships it out to fabric stores, including Missouri Star Quilt Company. At Missouri Star you can find all your favorite Island Batik precuts including Island Batik fat quarter bundles, Island Batik jelly rolls (Island Batik Strips), Island Batik layer cakes (Island Batik Stacks), and even Island Batik Stamps (5” squares).
Island Batik’s team of wonderful creative designers is led by Kathy Engle, the unique talent behind Island Batik’s innovative batik designs. Over a period of 30 years, Kathy’s style has become distinctive and well-loved by our customers. Create your very own Island Batik quilt with these free Island Batik patterns from Missouri Star available on YouTube.
Why is batik so special? Batik fabrics are different from all other quilting fabrics because of how and where they are made. As we mentioned before, they are hand-dyed fabrics, created in the same way they have been made for centuries. Island Batik fabrics are designed in the U.S. and handmade in Indonesia. Watch how they are made in Bali right HERE.
How can you tell if a batik is real? Rest assured that the batiks you are purchasing at Missouri Star are authentic! One easy way to tell if a batik is real is that the design is visible on both sides of the fabric, not just printed on one side.
What are two main types of batik? There are both hand-painted and block printed batik fabrics available out there. In this case, Island Batik fabrics are printed with blocks that are created with copper called a “tjap” (pronounced chop). That copper stamp is then used to carefully apply wax to the fabrics, rather than being painted on. It creates greater consistency in the designs. Because batiks are hand-dyed, you can count on slight variations in color, so every single fabric bolt is unique!
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