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Thread: Best Battingfor Tablerunner

  1. #11
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    Jul 2010
    Denman Island, BC Canada
    I use Thermore as well.


  2. #12
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I like warm and natural or warm and white ... Just pre-shrink it ! I like my runners to look the same as the day I finished them.
    Not a fan of thicker battings for the tipping issue . The flatter battings will allow for a glass to rest on it without rocking.
    How do you usually preshrink it? Just run through the machine? Seems that would be a bit rough even on the gentle cycle.
    I soak the batting for at least an hour ( to really saturate all the fibers) then spin , then put in the dryer on cotton. Warm and Natural or Warm and white holds up remarkably well prior to quilt construction . It is one of the reasons I like to use it.
    If I am in a hurry I have put it in to soak for 15 minutes and then run the gentle cycle for about 1-2 minutes just to help the saturation. I used to soak in the sink or tub and noticed that after 15 minutes not all the fibers had taken on water ( there were still area lighter in color indicating they had not soaked up water).

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    SW Iowa
    I use warm and natural in mine. That seems to work best.

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    Senior Member quiltingaz's Avatar
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    I wash warm and natural on gentle and dry in dryer on lower heat with no problem. I also use in placemats and runners with no problem.

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    Senior Member quilter on the eastern edge's Avatar
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    Newfoundland, Canada
    I use a low-loft batting. It decreases the "tippiness" factor of items you may put on the runner. Also I like to roll my runners for storage and the low loft batting makes a nice compact roll.

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    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
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    For table runners and placemats I use either prewashed flannel or thick muslin. It makes them light and I don't get tippy glasses. I know. I'm an odd duck.

  7. #17
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    Jun 2007
    New Mexico
    Just finished my second table runner for the new island in my kitchen. Used left over fusible fleece. Don't want a lot of loft. Too tippy. Quilting still showed as much as I wanted it to. When the fleese is gone I have some mystery fab I will use for batting. Think it may be sweatshirt material.

    So much fun to make. Did use a pattern. Just determined the size and away I went. One has two rows of large flying geese with no center. Just two rows of geese.

    The other has a center bordered by half squ triangles.

    Now have to make one for Christmas. Whoopee! Get to shop my stash!!

  8. #18
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    Feb 2010
    Keene, New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    I use thermore type battings/interfacing

    me too. gotten very expensive though and Joann's doesn't carry, so may switch to flannel.

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