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Thread: Black Batting

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    Junior Member jemcnutt's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever tried dying batting? Am working on a black project and no matter how much adjusting I do, a few little pokies appear. I figured since the batting is 100% cotton, dying might work. Any ideas?

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    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
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    I believe that you can buy black batting.

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    i would just buy black batting

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    Hobbs and Dream Poly both come in black. I have used both of them on really dark quilts. Both work well in that application.

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    I get black batting at hancocks.I like it for dark quilts.

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    I also have used black batting; I try to keep one on hand, never know when I might need it.

    One time I had REAL bad pokies; they went away almost completely once I turned the white batting over and used the other side.

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    You can buy black batting.

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    Yes you can dye cotton batting. Fiber artists use it. However, it would need a ton of washing to get the dye out and the risk of bleeding into the quilt top, just isn't worth it. Buy the black batting as suggested;>

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    Not thought of dying the batting!!!

    As for the pokies -- yes, white batting will possibly poke thru to the black. However, make sure your needle is sharp --- it may seem okay, but try a clean NEW needle and see what happens. There's also the decision -- ball point needle or sharp needle. I can't remember which one will prevent you getting pokies.

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    I used black batting only once. The cats peeled back the top (I was auditioning at the time) and shredded the batting. Took that as a sign and stuck with white/natural ever since.

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