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Thread: Which batting has the highest loft?

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    Which batting has the highest loft?

    I don't want to use polyester because it beards, but am looking for a high loft batting. Do any of you know of a particular batting that gives high, fluffy loft? Thanks!

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    All I know is the batting that says High Loft and I think it is poly. The only batting I had beard was cheap poly. The good poly doesn't. You could use several layers of cotton batting to get the loft you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle8675309 View Post
    I don't want to use polyester because it beards, but am looking for a high loft batting. Do any of you know of a particular batting that gives high, fluffy loft? Thanks!
    I've never seen any batting except poly that gives a high, fluffy loft. You'll get a teeny bit of loft from Hobbs Heirloom but that's the only cotton I've ever seen that has much of any loft.

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    Wool has a higher loft than cotton, but it's pricey. I've heard of folks using a layer of cotton topped with a wool batt.
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    Quilters Dream cotton batting has 4 different lofts, though I use only the Select.
    Go to http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/ and see if you can get a small sample card of their cotton battings.

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    high-loft batting is polyester- good quality ones do not beard, pill, clump or bunch- some are made for tied quilts/comforters. as long as they are quilted according to recommedations.
    wool battings are nice & fluffy/lofty but not as lofty as high-loft poly,
    double cotton batts make a very heavy quilt- and the cotton (settles) and becomes very dense-not lofty.
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    I made a chair cushion using six layers of cotton batting. It's kind lofty. Not dense yet.
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    Ok, since a couple of you say the top quality polyester quilt batting doesn't beard I think I'll give it a try. I'll be sure to go with a good brand like Quilter's Dream Poly. Thanks for the help everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle8675309 View Post
    Ok, since a couple of you say the top quality polyester quilt batting doesn't beard I think I'll give it a try. I'll be sure to go with a good brand like Quilter's Dream Poly. Thanks for the help everyone!
    I really like all of Quilter's Dream Polys. I've never had a problem with it bearding and is not heavy. I also like their Dream Green (because of the recyling) but it is heavier than the Poly.

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    high loft batting

    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle8675309 View Post
    I don't want to use polyester because it beards, but am looking for a high loft batting. Do any of you know of a particular batting that gives high, fluffy loft? Thanks!


    quilters dream puff is a very good batting it is poly. I have NEVER had a poly beard. I have used very high loft wool 2 inches thick. it was ridiculously warm. I tied that quilt. there is also a black poly out there it is excellent as well. I like thick quilts so generally do not use cotton battings.

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