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Thread: Batting and size needle for handquilting?

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    Super Member sewingladydi's Avatar
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    Bohn needles are good also. Wool batting is quilting heaven

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    i use a size 9 needle and warm & natural batting.

    I want a large eye needle and that is hard to find. Although, 'large eye' is somewhat an oxymoron

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    A batting I highly recommend for hand quilting is Quilter's Dream cotton. I don't remember what they call the thinest one but it quilts like butter. It doesn't have any scrim and is really soft. When I hand quilted I really liked the John James or the Roxanne size 11 needles.

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    Yes, I heard about the Dream batting...bought a pkg a few years ago and forgot I had it...will have to use it too!!!

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    I just remembered another consideration - how closely do you want to hand quilt?

    Mountain Mist requires a quilting line every 2 inches. Other battings can be quilted at wider intervals. If it's a project that you don't want to quilt heavily, make sure your batting allows that.

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    A lot of you really like the wool batting! Must be good! I guess you get what you pay for sometimes huh? I have some ...been saving it for a special quilt I make....can't wait to give it a try!

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    Ok...on the size 11 needles you are using...are they sharps, straw, betweens, etc?

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    I would like to quilt heavily...but I do a lot of hand applique and if I go around the hand applique there may be areas that are wider than 2 inches. So the Mountain Mist may not be good for a hand applique quilt do you think? I know when I cross hatch it would probably be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky
    Ok...on the size 11 needles you are using...are they sharps, straw, betweens, etc?
    Betweens.

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    For hand quilting I always use betweens. These are the shortest needles and perfect for my quilting technique.

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