When I'm stitching batiks, I always use the finest needle I can - my favourites are Superior Titanium Microtex size 60 needles from Barnyarns and these have been machine pieced together with Aurifil 50wt thread...
...I chose a selection of lilac/purple threads to quilt this project, mostly in straight rows. I've also quilted an angular spiral in one of the blocks...
...and I've added one of my pre-printed labels to the back. Then the binding has been machined to the front, folded over and hand stitched in place.
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.