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Thread: How far apart to quilt?

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    Senior Member ai731's Avatar
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    How do I know what the maximum distance apart I can quilt with the batting I'm using? I bought it off a roll at my LQS, and forgot to ask. It's an 80% cotton - 20% poly very low loft batting. This is my second quilt - my first one was a 9-patch variation, so I quilted on every "row" of each 9P block and it was fine. This one only has one "seam" in each block, so my SID quilting is much farther apart. Help?

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    Junior Member sandiphi's Avatar
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    I usually quilt with no more than 6" of space between each line.

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    On my latest package of 80/20, (Fairfield is the brand name), the recommended quilting distance is listed as 2-4" apart. Does that help?

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    I would do no more than 4'', I think you would be safe that way!

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    I'd call the LQS and ask them. They should have given you a copy of the batting info, even if you forgot to ask, so you know how to quilt it and how to care for it.

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    I try not to go further than 4" apart. That's what most of my batting calls for.

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    If you are wanting to start quilting tonight and need an answer on your particular batting you could google it...if not I would call your LQS and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I'd call the LQS and ask them. They should have given you a copy of the batting info, even if you forgot to ask, so you know how to quilt it and how to care for it.
    I have no idea, but this is a good suggestion

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