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Thread: batting

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    Member julie777's Avatar
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    do you need to use a diff batting when hand quilting

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    Just don't use a high loft; otherwise I think they're all fine; I tend to like a thin batt myself

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    For hand quilting I like a light weight to medium batting easier to get needle through. Use different weights in fabric sandwiches and see what you like best.

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    I find that many polyester batts "beard" or pull fibers through to the front of the quilt when I hand quilt them.

    My preference for easiest handquilting is wool - from Hobbs or Quilters Dream -- or thin-to-medium-weight cotton.

    Jan in VA

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    i have also heard wool is great

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    Some batts are much easier to hand quilt than others. I don't recommend Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon 100% cotton batting (my favorite machine batt) for hand quilting because the needle "sticks" to the fibers. I also don't recommend Warm & Natural (although many here use it for hand quilting) because it requires extra force to hand quilt through scrim. In fact, I don't recommend any batting that is needlepunched through scrim for hand quilting; Warm & Natural is just one of many.

    Hobbs 80/20 is a good batt for hand quilting, as is Quilters Dream (request weight). As someone else mentioned, some poly batts will "beard" even as you sew. Other poly batts have bonding agents to prevent bearding that are kind of sticky to the needle. There are some poly batts that are good for hand quilting, but I don't know the specific names.

    It's a good idea to make a test sandwich whenever you try out a new batting to make sure it is easy to hand quilt and gives the effect you want. This can save you a lot of grief.

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    I use warm and natural for everything.

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