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Thread: Hand Quilters Batting

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    I'm a hand quilter and I am very interested in the type of batting the hand quilters out there use. I have tried several and I would like to know what you like and how it is to hand quilt. Thank You, Pam

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    I haven't used it myself yet, but I have heard from many different sources that Quilter's Dream (Request weight) cotton batting is excellent for hand quilting.

    Have also heard that Fairfield's cotton batting is excellent for hand quilting IF you pre-soak it to remove the binding resins (which are good for machine quilting, but make the needle stick when hand quilting). This was the cotton batting preferred by the original Roxanne of Roxanne's needle fame; I took a hand quilting class from her a year or two before she died.

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    I recently purchased a wool batting off the roll at one of my local quilt shops. It was pre-shrunk and hand quilts beautifully. It is very light and supposed to be very comfortable if used for a bed quilts because it is a natural fiber and "breathes". I loved hand quilting with it.

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    I use Quilter's Dream and absolutely love it - it is very easy to needle.

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    I use Warm and Natural.

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    I am hand quilting one now, and I am using Hobbs 80-20, and it is quilting beautifully

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    I use warm and natural for all my quilts

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    I like Warm and Natural.

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    I wish I thought I had enough patience to hand quilt!

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    I have tried everything but the wool. I have used the new bamboo. A lot of it depends on the look you want. Dream Cotton request is the thing I use most often now. For my personal quilts I use the thinnest cotton or bamboo I can get. I am not crazy about Hobbs. I think it smells. IF a quilt has lots of applique or piecing I want to really stand out I will use poly. It is much lighter and makes the quilting more noticable. I will admit I purchase most of my batting on sale or with coupons. I have a decent stash.

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