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Thread: Batting question

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    Super Member willferg's Avatar
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    In my area, someone on Craigslist has an ad for 15 yards of 1" thick polyester batting, 60 inches wide, at $6 per yard.

    Do you think this is a good deal?

    I know I bought some thick polyester batting at Joann's and didn't pay anywhere near $6, and it was so stiff the blankets were almost like boards, lol. But maybe that was just the kind I bought. Still, 1" thick seems like very high loft. I do like the 60 inch width, though.

    Your thoughts are appreciated!

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I just am wondering what you would use 1" think batting on as it seems pretty thick for a quilt. Would it not be more of an upholstery item? I had a comforter custom made & either I picked the wrong batting or they did not use what I picked as the comforter is humongous & way too stiff. It took a long time for it to even drape down at the corners.

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    that sounds like padding, like for bumper pads and stuff

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    Unless you're tying the quilt and want it to look like marshmallows, I wouldn't go near 1" loft. It may not be intended for quilts. I use something similar-sounding that we call dacron in our upholstery shop to wrap cushions to make them look puffy and full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    that sounds like padding, like for bumper pads and stuff
    Yes, I agree. Not for quilting.

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    Super Member willferg's Avatar
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    Thanks, all. The ad said quilt batting, but I just couldn't imagine it working. You've confirmed my suspicions!

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    My immediate reaction to your post title was MLB baseball and batting in the game - can you tell I'm impatiently waiting for opening day!?!?!?!

    Go SOX!!

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    I don't like the thick batting, you can divide it in half, so you get twice as much.
    It is to stiff feeling for me.
    And it seems much to much money.

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    I don't think I could get that 1 inch thick under my presser foot. Not without really compressing it and then it would be difficult to quilt. A walking foot might even have trouble.
    Not that great a price !

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