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Thread: Hand Quilting Batting

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    Senior Member momcpo's Avatar
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    I'm wanting to try hand quilting. What is a good batting to use?

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    Hobbs 80/20 is good.

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    i want to try hand quilting also

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    I am using Thermore right now in a Dear Jane quilt. It's quilting very nicely as is almost like it's not there!

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    I use Warn and Natural cotton for everything, I bught some Mountain Mist 80/20 once that said it was for hand quilting and after I had basted it to a queen size top and started hand quilting it pulled through the fabric with every stitch. I was not a happy camper.

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    I have used white flannel when I make quilts for grandkids in FtL, FL. It is too hot for much batting. It works good. I make sure that I wash & dry it first to preshrink it.

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    Senior Member Fabric Galore's Avatar
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    I hand quilted everything for about 25 years & then I got arthritis in my hands. I machine quilt now but I'm still not pleased with the finished quilt.

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    Quilter's Dream (request weight) is also supposed to be very good for hand quilting. It is needlepunched, so is very stable.

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    I prefer the Hobbs 80/20, Quilters Dream Request, Legacy 80/20 or 100% cotton or Tuscany 100% cotton. Washable wool (Hobbs, Tuscany) also needles very easy and it is a pleasure to quilt it. Of course you can also use a low loft poly batting!

    I don't like battings with a scrim for hand quilting, it is not so easy to quilt them and I can't reach the result I would like to have.

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    I have used Warm and Natural, Bamboo - which is like a dream to work with, and the latest one I tried was Dream Puff which is also lovely, the last two are very lightweight and very easy to quilt - didn't even have to use a thimble!!! I find the warm and natural heavy in a big quilt on my lap!!!!

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