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Thread: batting

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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    well here is a question that could spark a thousand arguments. What is the best batting to use for a childs quilt for their big kid bed. ( will be a twin size.) I saw a lot of different kinds of batting at the quilt show I was at today and just wondered what the raining thought was.
    They had this bamboo batting that I thought was really soft and nice. Thinking about going with that. But wanted to get some feed back. Thanks.

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    There has been a lot of discussion here on batting. Use the search link at the top of the page and search for batting. You'll get lots of opinions there! :)

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    I use warm and naturalor warm and white for everything. I have heard bamboo has bearding...so I havent tried it. I am not an experienced quilter though, so maybe others can advise you better.

    Margie :)

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    I use polyester - seems to hold up to multiple washings well and softer for snuggling and wrapping up in. Have only used warm & natural for small projects (wall hangings, table toppers, placemats).

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    my daughter and i both quilt and we differ is a few ways. one is that she prefers bamboo batting. a bit pricey for me. I have my stand by of Warm and Natural I get mine at JoAnns by the yard (108inches wide) W&N comes in either white or off white, i 've used both and like them both
    sewandsew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I have heard bamboo has bearding...so I havent tried it.
    Margie :)
    I hope not. I just used it to sandwich a quilt with predominantly dark fabrics. In all the other threads about bamboo I don't recall anyone mentioning bearding. Any comments on this will be appreciated.

    P. S. Don't mean to hijack the thread but I guess this could apply to the original question.

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    I have used warm and natural and poly. I like both but warm and natural is my favorite.

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    First off, I promise I don't work for Harriet Hargrave; however, I took one of her classes and she picks the batting to go with the quilt (who / why it was made for; how it is going to be used; what you want the finished quilt to look / feel like). That said, if you go to her website http://www.harriethargrave.com/default.asp and click on Products, then on Batting, you will see that she has a Batting Sample Set. She sells 14 different types of batting in her store, and these sample sets will let you try each of the battings before you buy (small set contains 1 piece of each, large set contains 3 of each). It was amazing the difference in feel of some of the battings, and this gave me a chance to quilt on wool batting, something I'd never done before. So you might want to order a set and try your quilting on each of them. Then, if your LQS doesn't carry that batting, you can always go back to Harriet's site and order from her.

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    After I did some burn tests, I will not use polyester batting in a child's quilt.

    I did before I knew better.

    Cotton burns, but when it's done burning, the ash cools quickly.

    When polyester burns, it puts out a lot of black smoke and the ash/residue stays hot for a long time - and is sticky.

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    I prefer cotton battings, they are more breathable.

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