Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 63

Thread: Do you press your batting?

  1. #1
    Super Member wesing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    1,249
    OK, maybe I'm asking the obvious, but I've never seen this addressed in a book, and our teacher never told us to do it in our class.

    The first few quilts we stretched for quilting didn't stretch well. There was extra fabric in spots; not horrible, but enough for us to notice, even though we stretched them on the DR table and used binder clips to keep them taut. On the last three that we have done, I looked at the batting as we took it out of the package and it had all kinds of wrinkles and waves. So, I took them to the ironing board and pressed them with steam. Those quilts stretched beautifully and had no hint of bunching after they were quilted. This is definitely going to become an item on our checklist going forward.

    Thanks,

    Darren

  2. #2
    cjk
    cjk is offline
    Senior Member cjk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    503
    Hmmm never thought of that. Thanks!

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    853
    I often press my batting...it lays down so much better that way!

  4. #4
    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Posts
    3,902
    I press Warm & Natural with steam - not just to get wrinkles out, but for shrinkage before making the quilt sandwich.

  5. #5
    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Quilting somewhere......
    Posts
    2,777
    Blog Entries
    40
    I never thought about until I did my last quilt. The Warm and natural had wrinkles in it galore. I used my hands to try and smooth it out. I didn't end up with wrinkles after quilting, thankfully. I think it would have saved me a lot of aggravation if I had iron the batting.

    I iron the top and bottom so I might as well iron the batting too. Less wrinkles is always good!!!! LOL!!

  6. #6
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,305
    Since you can't press the poly batting, I just let it relax. Lay it out, go watch a tv show or do something else for about an hour and it smooths out some. Or, if it's a smaller quilt I hang it on a design wall to sandwich and the wrinkles fall out more quickly.

  7. #7
    Senior Member scrapykate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    727
    I alway iron the folded area of the batting when I use warm and natural. makes it much easier to manage.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany
    Posts
    1,351
    Never thought of this before, mainly b/c I used only poly batting and made just one quilt with warm and natural, which seemed to lay flat, but I have to check next time. Anyway, thanks for this idea.

  9. #9
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW IN
    Posts
    3,412
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes I would want the batting wrinkle free.

    If that meant laying it out for a day or two or even steam pressing. Why go to the trouble of making sure your top and bottom are pressed and have a wrinkled middle.

    Isn't it wonderful to figure things out by yourself! Great job!

  10. #10
    Super Member Deborah12687's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,127
    I press the folds on poly and warm and natural by laying a damp dish towel over the fold line and to prevent the batting from stretching I just set the iron on the fold till it relaxes with a warm iron.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.