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Thread: 2 layers of batting

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    2 layers of batting

    Has anyone ever used 2 layers of batting when layering their quilt? Was it harder to quilt? Did you like it afterward? Would you do it again? I am considering using two layers on my next quilt to make it a little more fluffy. What are you thoughts?
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    I have made small quilts with two layers of batting and it works nicely to quilt. I used a 80/20 batting on the backing side of the quilt and a 100% cotton on the top side. I liked the fluffy look. I personally do not like to quilt with polyester batting-in anything!

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    I am hand quilting one now with two layers. Its a bit harder to keep the stitching small, but no problems otherwise.
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    ​Long arm quilters frequently use 2 batts to give more definition to their quilting. The only problem I can see is the bulk if you are using your sewing machine to FMQ and stuffing it through the harp space.

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    With all the throw pillows I have been making lately, I do like two battings, but can't imagine doing it in a larger size honestly. And I have a HQSS16 sitdown. I love the definition of the quilting, but they are heavy when they are quilted. I just can't imagine that in a full/queen/king sized quilt.

    It was a bit harder to move through the machine too.

    I think if you want fluffier, you might consider the type of batting and how far apart you are quilting. The more you quilt, the denser the sandwich gets and you just get heaviness vs fluffiness...

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    I love using two brats in my quilts because it does make for a puffier quilt with more definition in my quilting stitches. I use one layer of polyester and one layer of 80/20. I also spray baste the two layers together so they don't shift on me as I quilt. It makes it much easier to quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky's Crafts View Post
    I love using two brats in my quilts ...
    That's one way to keep them out of your hair LOL
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    I have made a number of quilts with double batts. I machine quilt them myself and have never had a problem. I have always used cotton batting and once you start quilting, you don't even notice the extra bulk.
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    Haha brats.🤗🤗 Don't you just love auto correct!

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    My long-armer frequently uses 2 battings on more intricate quilts that she custom quilts, and it just makes the quilt "pop". She will use a cotton batt and a wool battt and the results are stunning!
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