Just bought a couple of whole cloth patterns and am thinking of buying Kona premium bleached muslin 108" for the front and back. From what I have read, it seems like people prefer a polyester batting for hand quilting. Looking for recommendations for fabric and batting from those who have done whole cloth hand quilting. I am a Warm and Natural fan for machine quilting but there seems to be pros and cons for hand quilting batting and fabrics. Love all the great ideas and experience found on this site. Keep it up gals and guys! It is wonderful to have a site where one can go for answers.