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Thread: Batting

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    Super Member deranged_damsel's Avatar
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    hey all,

    I used to buy a 80/20 with scrim from walmart and absolutly LOVED it for baby quilts, I could get a king size for 15 bucks and do 4 baby quilts.

    my problem is they dont carry it anymore??? or they dont make it at all.

    is there something else that works good for babys? with scrim? that I could pickup at joann or hobbylobby?

    I have tried several and NOT happy with the results

    thoughts please!!!

    Candace

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    oh! its for hand quilting, so thats why I prefer scrim

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    I'm sorry, I don't know what scrim is. I handquilt a lot and my favortie batting is Hobbs Heirloom but it isn't real cheap unless you can find it on sale. It is an 80/20 blend.

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    scrim is one of the two ways they bond the batt, its a layer of poly they needlepunch in. it hardly shrinks and is VERY durable.

    the hobbs suggested is resin bonded, it was my next choice to try but I didnt know how durable??? these baby blankets need to be tough suckers :)

    the two others I tried where "soft and crafty" and "polyfil cotton classic"
    didnt like either because the one was stiff and the other had to much give.

    I dont know if the trick is in the title? like "heirloom" is not bonded and "classic" is???

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    I wonder if Quilters Dream is what you are looking for. It has a very soft drape, and I think it has scrim but I'm not sure. I know many people love it for hand quilting.

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    ooooooohhhhhh!!! Quilters dream looks AWESOME, I havent tried it yet. do you know where to buy it? any idea how much $ ?

    the hobbs I did try in craft weight and loved the feel

    right now im doing a king size and the batt is pulling on every stitch! GRRRRRRRR.... MAD

    I think its a bamboo.. I quess that brand dosent work for hand quilting :cry:

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    Here is a link to a description of the different types of Quilters Dream batting. It doesn't have a scrim, but it is needlepunched, very smooth, and does not require close quilting:

    http://www.battwoman.com/quilters-dream-batting.html

    She sells it also, but there are many other places online to purchase. Here are a couple:

    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/m-1...m-batting.aspx

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item...-Batting--m-70

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    Right now Fabric Depot has a 80/20 on sale for 50% off

    http://fabricdepot.com/

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    Very interesting and informative discussion. Thanks for the tips. :)

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    I guess if its needle puched well enough you dont need scrim to make it durrable

    now I just need to figure out what loft "select" is :lol:

    why do them make it so difficult :roll:

    thanks so much for the links

    Im usally very hesitant to buy anything online that I havent touched and felt for myself. but with your ladies help I think I will be back on the road to happy quilting instead of angry quilt store shopping :D

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