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Thread: Quilt Batting

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    Super Member reeskylr's Avatar
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    How do you guys relax your batting after it is all rolled up in a bag? I took a chance and purchased a baby quilt size of fusible batting yesterday from JoAnn's for 40 percent off.

    I asked one of the ladies about it, and she said she knew a couple people that liked using it. So I've brought it home and I laid it out and it is crunched and crinkled, I'm hoping it relaxes, but...meh.

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    What kind of batting? Cotton? Poly? If cotton, I spritz it with water and put it in the dryer on medium for 10-15 minutes. Not sure if that works for poly, I never use it.

    Sorry, I just noticed you said fusible. I would think you would just leave it out for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    What kind of batting? Cotton? Poly? If cotton, I spritz it with water and put it in the dryer on medium for 10-15 minutes. Not sure if that works for poly, I never use it.

    Sorry, I just noticed you said fusible. I would think you would just leave it out for a bit.
    Yeah I'm hoping leaving it laying out works, it is definately Poly. If not, then I'm gonna be stretching the thing along with the backing.

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    I'd maybe try misting it with water and putting it in the dryer on "air" cycle. I'd be afraid to put it in the dryer with any heat because of the fusible -- could end up glued to itself!

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    I pop mine in the dryer with a damp cloth on the wrinkle free setting. Seems to work well.

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    i don't worry about it- i take it out and allow it to (breath) while doing other preparation- then i just use it- when you press it to the backing the wrinkles are going to go away. when i use a batt that is not fusable i have never had one cause a problem while quilting due to the fold creases- they just go away as you go along.

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    I never use batting in a bag anymore, for that reason.

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