I think you'll be fine - I know I've "cheated" on the 2 inches and gotten away with it, LOL.Originally Posted by Blinky
If you are new to hand quilting a poly batt might be easier to needle, but there's always the risk of "bearding," where the fibers come through the top. My first poly batt did that, which is why I started using the Blue Ribbon cotton. The Blue Ribbon is a bit harder to needle but not as hard as Warm and Natural, at least in my experience.
I use quilting betweens - they're shorter and a bit sturdier than other needles.