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Thread: Batting as thick as a mattress pad

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    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
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    Hello fellow quilters,

    I inherited some batting that is about 48" wide (best guess) and I swear it is almost as thick as a mattress pad. It is made from polyester.

    Have any of you seen or used this type?
    If so, what type of quilt?
    Did you butt it together to make it bigger?
    How does it handle? It sure doesn't feel very plyable.
    How much/what kind of quilting did you apply?

    Hope I am not stuck with this gynormous pad. :lol:

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    I have used very thick batting for fluffy tied quilts. They are still some of my kid's favorites.

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    Thanks Mary,

    do they losen up with time? (I mean the draping of the quilt - not the ties)

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    sounds to me like the batting that you buy to make chair pads or something along that line. I saw it in Joanns the other day.

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    there are poly batts that are up to an inch thick- most of the high loft batts are used for tied quilts- too lofty for quilting

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    A high loft poly batting will never 'drape' like a thin cotton batting would. But it makes wonderful fluffy quilts.

    You can join batting pieces together. I join them by hand with a large zigzag stitch. There is an iron-on tape to join batting, but I would not use it on poly - it might melt.

    Tying is the best for high loft batting, but I have done SITD by machine and it did work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    Tying is the best for high loft batting, but I have done SITD by machine and it did work.
    I'll try that on some panel quilts.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    I had a bedspread professionally made by Calico Corners a couple yrs. ago. It was so thick that it took months for the corners to drape. I swear they used the wrong batting, as I would not pick anything so thick. The birthing method for the edges made it worse. I was just glad it was a spare bedroom.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Thanks Mary,

    do they losen up with time? (I mean the draping of the quilt - not the ties)

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    Maybe I need to find someone to "share" this treasure with, huh?

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    I've never made a biscuit quilt but maybe someone else would know if that thick batting can be used to make them?

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