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Thread: Hello from Maryland

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    I am more of a clothes sewer than a quilter (at this time), but I enjoy seeing others quilt projects.

    At this time, I am making quilt bags. Can someone please tell me what thickness medium loft batting is? I am making scrappy quilted bags and I want medium thickness polyester batting. The local Hanock is sold out and there is not a Joann's near my home. G Street Fabrics (where I taking sewing classes for clothes) is over priced for this type of item.

    I see a lot of polyester batting online but they dont' tell me the thickness. Does anyone know if Medium Loft is 1/4" in thickness? Any thoughts on where to get it woudl be appreciated. I only need about three or four yards.

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    It depends on the bran and company. Medium loft is not always medium loft. The only real way to tell is to buy it and open the package! But in general, I would say medium would be somewhere around 1/4". Hobbs Heirloom Cotton (which is a cotton/poly blend) is a good starting place. Then if you want it loftier, you will have to go to poly batting. If your local Walmart still has crafts, they sell a brand of batting called Polyfil. It comes in several lofts. "Traditional" is very thin. Medium is about 1/4", and high loft is about 1/2". It's a good brand for a low price.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Welcome from Ohio. I made a quilted tote and used "thermolam" (not sure of spelling), It worked great!

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    Waving from Australia!

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    Welcome from Maryland!! :)

    There is a Joann's in Frederick, but I know that's a haul - I don't usually shop G Street unless I really, really need something because that's a good drive for me.

    There are a couple of great LQS in Frederick as well, if you wanted to make an afternoon of it.

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    welcome!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello, and welcome from Nevada!

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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