When I received my bundle of products from Island Batik, I was very excited to find batik rayon in the package. I had an idea for using it immediately, and it fits into the April “It’s all up to you” challenge.
Rayon fabric is not typically used in quilting. It is lightweight and doesn’t have the same natural stiffness as cotton fabric. It can be difficult to work with.
But the same characteristics that make it difficult to use in quilting make it great for garments and accessories.
Island Batik is such a great company, that when I told them I had an idea for a project that used two colours of rayon, they sent me a coordinating fabric.
This fabric is soft and has a beautiful drape. It feels wonderful against the skin. It’s the perfect choice for an item like this.
The patchwork is put together with modern pojagi seams, not regular quilting seams. This means that all the raw edges are enclosed and the piece is totally reversible.
That’s another reason why batik is a great option. Batik fabrics look great on either side.
The size of the scarf is 70″ x 12″, so it can be worn in many different ways.
I had fun playing around with different ways of tying it.
Thanks to Island Batik for the wonderful fabric and Aurifil for the thread.
If you want to make your own scarf, you can get the pattern here.