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Thread: Batting and size needle for handquilting?

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    Senior Member Hinterland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky
    Ibut 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.
    I think you'll be fine - I know I've "cheated" on the 2 inches and gotten away with it, LOL.

    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.

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    Quilting a quilt now with Hobbs 80/20 useing JJ 9 needles but I spray basted the quilt and when I hit the places with the spray the needle dose not want to go through. I will never spray bast for hand quilting again.

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