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    I just comopleted my first full-size quilt, a commission for a neighbor. I'm thrilled with how it came out, but I have a question. While quilting the sandwich, the whole thing got covered in lint from the batting. On the backside there were lots of places where the stiching went over the lint and I had to gently pull it out from under the stitches with a fingernail. I left three or four inches of batting sticking out the sides while quilting. Too much? How do you deal with this? I'm going to buy stock in lint rollers before I do my next full-size quilt! I'll post pics of the quilt later today. Thanks!

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    I've never had that problem. What kind of batting did you use?

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    LAQ or using a domestic machine?

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    what kind of batting were you using? Did it come thru the backing or just rub off from the amount sticking out around the edges? I wouldn't say you had too much sticking out.

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    What kind of batting did you use? I've always left about that much batting on the outside edges, have not had a problem with fuzz from it and I've quilted on black where it would have been readily apparent (used warm & natural cotton for that one).

    Also, do you plan on washing the quilt after you bind it? That will help remove the lint. Eventually if it's just fuzzy lint even the lint under the stiches will come out on it's own.

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    There is a cotton batting at Jo-Anns that is the WORST stuff ever invented. Of course it is the least expensive too! I used it once on grandkids quilts and I will never buy it again, no matter the price. There was more lint dust in the air of my sewing room then if I had thrown a vacuum cleaner bag full of dust into the air. It may be better if it was put through the dryer before the sandwich, but I didn't try that at the time. Try using Warm and White or Natural OR Mountain Mist battings. You will be happier and they are really as warm as the thicker cotton batting. Just sit with them on your lap for a couple hours hand sewing binding down :)

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    I was using warma and natural and yes, it just came from what was around the edges. Because I can't free motion on my machine (Juki industrial with needle feed) I had to wrestle this thing around about a thousand times while quilting it. Maybe that contributed. It's good to know it will eventually come out on its own.

    I'm completely amazed at how fast you all answered my question!! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexa
    I'm completely amazed at how fast you all answered my question!! Thanks.
    If you want to be even more amazed - I'm answering while on vacation in England!

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    What kind of backing did you use? Was it so thin you could see through it or nice and strong? Not sheeting at a guess, thin muslin?

    Otherwise, it must be the batting for it to come up through the stitching holes.
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    Oh, just re-read your letter. You said the "Whole" thing was covered with lint. Batting, batting, batting.

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    You know, I wrote that I was using warm and natural, but now that I think about it, I believe I did buy the batting for this project off of a roll at JoAnns! Thanks. I won't do that again either!

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