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Thread: Bearding batting

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    Question Bearding batting

    Has any one had trouble with Warm and Natural batting bearding when it is machine quilted or is it just me?

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    Never had any problems at all with it.

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    I've noticed some 'white' coming through on dark backing, but nothing worth worrying about. I just use a lint brush to clear it out.
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    I've never noticed any bearding, and I use W&N or W&W most of the time. I've read that bearding is less likely to occur if you use a sharp needle, more likely with a dull or too-thick needle, so you might check to see that your needle is sharp and not larger than needed for your thread type. Also bearding will show up more on solids and dark colors. W&N is all cotton with scrim, so it's one of the least likely battings to beard.

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    Dunster ... you made suggestions, that I was "thinking" made sense, without any rationale from my end.

    One thing you've made me wonder about .... is there a special needle type that we should be using for quilting??? as it's "punching" thru a lot more than the typical two pieces of quilting cotton.
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    I think with Warm and Natural it helps if the quilt is layered with the scrim side on the backing. This way the needle of your machine is punching it in the same direction as from the factory (assuming you are machine quilting from the top). Theoretically anyway, that should help prevent bearding.

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    Haven't had any problem so far.

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    W&N is mostly cotton so it should not beard a lot. I know polyester does

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
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    One thing you've made me wonder about .... is there a special needle type that we should be using for quilting??? as it's "punching" thru a lot more than the typical two pieces of quilting cotton.
    There are specific 'Quilting' machine needles which have a longer narrower indent on the shaft which is meant to facilitate going through the layers of a quilt. I really quite like these - and as a new FMQer I have had the most success with these type of needles; however there is a sizable school of thought that believes the only type of needle you need is a topstitch needle and the rest of the needle types are superfluous. And I imagine, much like sewing machine brands, there will be as many different opinions on which needle type is best as there are members on the quilit board !

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    I have experienced breading on one of my quilts too, and although I can't remember the batting that I used, I know it was a good quality one also. Sorry I can't give you any advice, just commiseration

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