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Thread: Batting for table runners?

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    A lot depends on what fabric and pattern you are using for the runner. I did one with bandana fabrics on the front and denim on the back. That one I did not add batting of any kind as I felt like it was ok as it was. Any others I've done I've used a really low loft batting (left over from doing a kid's cloth book). I liked the slight poufiness of the batting on the SID french braid ones I did.
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    I always use batting in table runners because I feel that gives more protection to the table. It also gives it a bit of body - I can't imagine my table runners looking right if they were just the two layers of fabric.

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    Missed this the first time it came up.

    I'm planning to use Insulbright in my table runners so that they can double as hot pads.

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    I use Warm n Natural, even two layers if I intend to use it to put hot dishes on. I think the purpose of most runners is protection from stuff you put on them, so you would want something not puffy, which might be an unstable surface.

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    LOL just saw this today.
    I did place mats with poly iron-on batting and it worked fine, softened right up, and was a piece of cake to machine quilt. I am a little concerned about tipsy wine glasses due to puffiniess of the mats but I think a table runner would be less sensitive -
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    Add me to the list of just finding your post today. GREAT QUESTION but I find as with most opinions that there seems to be two sides of the fence and not definitive right or wrong. I personally always put a light batting in my table toppers, runners.
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    I just put a thin batting in as, if you would want to put a candle on it, it would not be to thick. I think most people want just the "look" with out the thickness. That's my opinion any way.
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    Just was looking for help and found this post. Just joined today. I am doing a table runner for a friend and she does not want quilting on it. If that is the case, can I forget any batting? I don't want the pieces to shift and wonder if a 16" x 90" runner will have issues with a batting inside the top and bottom. Thanks for any ideas.

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    I've seen that at crafts fairs too. I like putting batting in my table runners, but I guess some people don't. I use warm and natural.
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