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Thread: Batting Question

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    Senior Member tsnana2000's Avatar
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    Batting Question

    What is your favorite brand of batting and why?


    Kathie


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    It depends widely on what the project is. Table runners and things I want a bit more structure it is Warm and Natural. For quilts that I want a bit of weight I also prefer cotton over poly. But I do double bat , one layer of Warm and Natural and one of a low loft poly. I also like Hobbs 80/20 but sometimes can't find it local. For light weight and great drape it Cream Rose or Cream White. For the ultimate in warmth it is wool batting.

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    I love warm and natural. works out great.

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    I agree with the "depends on my project". I am a hand-quilter and I have used warm & natural and like the ease of being able to find it at JoAnn's being able to use a coupon with it & because I can buy it by the yard, I can get what i need. That makes it relatively inexpensive to buy. However, I'm currently making a lap quilt for a friend and I have flannel on the back, so warm and natural was going to make it way too heavy. The quilt store recommended Quilters Dream Request - a lightweight batting. And i absolutely LOVE it!!

    I never use poly batting, just don't like it, hard to explain. I do like the vintage wrinkly look that you get when the quilt shrinks up when washing.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Depends on my projects too, but for the most part Warm and Natural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca View Post
    I agree with the "depends on my project". I am a hand-quilter and I have used warm & natural and like the ease of being able to find it at JoAnn's being able to use a coupon with it & because I can buy it by the yard, I can get what i need. That makes it relatively inexpensive to buy. However, I'm currently making a lap quilt for a friend and I have flannel on the back, so warm and natural was going to make it way too heavy. The quilt store recommended Quilters Dream Request - a lightweight batting. And i absolutely LOVE it!!

    I never use poly batting, just don't like it, hard to explain. I do like the vintage wrinkly look that you get when the quilt shrinks up when washing.
    I agree with everything here except I've never used the Quilter's Dream. My friend uses it all the time and it does have a lovely drape. When I exhaust my bolt of W&N, I'm going to give it a try. I like all natural fibers, so 100% cotton (or wool/silk/etc.) would be my batting of choice.

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    I have tried a lot and usually make big quilts. Warm and Natural is lovely but so very heavy in a big quilt. Now I use Quilters Dream and it is pretty perfect. I was surprised by its reasonable cost also at my local LQS.

    Tried the recycled plastic batting and it was great for a heavily used quilt but not as soft and drapey as QD.

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    I like Hobbs 80/20 or warm and natural if I can't find the Hobbs. I just bought some Mountain Mist 50/50. Never used it before but couldn't find the others. Has anyone else used the Mountain Mist?

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    I don't know the brand because it was cut from a bolt, but the newer wool battings are wonderful. I just cannot afford wool, because it is quite spendy.
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    I prefer Warm & Natural, but take that for what it's worth. I haven't tried that many. I did try poly and found it difficult to work with. I prefer cotton.
    Jenny in DC

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