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Monday, September 18, 2006

Quilt Central

I have landed in a quilting hotbed: quilts adorn nearly every suite in my new workplace, made by staff members past and present. So I was not surprised when this Brite tie was immediately identified as being made of quilting fabric. Cotton batik like this is usually cut up into fat quarters and sold for quilting, i.e. to be cut into even smaller pieces and sewn together with other fabrics. (As in the quilt my mother-in-law made for us as a housewarming gift, made of six different batiks in luscious dark blues and purples.) But so many fabrics can also stand on their own, as I believe this tie ably demonstrates. It won't keep you warm, though.

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