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Thread: Right or wrong side to batting?

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    Senior Member hulahoop1's Avatar
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    I read on a website today that there was a right side and a wrong side to quilt batting, but they didn't explain how to tell which side was which! I normally use Warm & Natural in my quilts and I've noticed there is a "soft" side and a sort of "patterned" side to this batting. I usually place the "soft" side to the quilt top and the "patterned" side to the quilt backing. Any other thoughts?

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    I have never payed any attention to my batting... I just lay it out in the sandwich...
    Did they say why it would make a difference? Sometimes I quilt with the back on top...if I want to follow the design on the backing...

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    I just noticed the difference in the two side of Warm & Natural. I wondered the same thing.

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    On warm and natural the theory is you should put it pepper side up. I only found that out recently and had never known before there was a right or wrong side.

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    I wonder if it really makes a difference since it is covered with fabric and the stitching goes through all three layers. I have not noticed any difference in my hand quilting and have never paid a lot of attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    On warm and natural the theory is you should put it pepper side up. I only found that out recently and had never known before there was a right or wrong side.
    thanks, I never knew that.

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    I honestly don't think it matters much, or at least it doesn't seem to make a difference when hand quilting. And it doesn't seem to change the feel of the quilts once they are sandwiched together and quilted.

    With Warm & Natural, did they say why you should put the pepper side up? What type of difference is it supposed to make?

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    I use warm and natural for my hand quilting, and have never paid any attention to the right or wrong side lol

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    What a great question! I've noticed the difference in sides but never knew which went where. I tend to put the smoother (non-peppered) side toward the quilt top. Love the pepper description! That describes it nicely for us newbies. I learn something here every day! Thanks!

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    With Warm & Natural, did they say why you should put the pepper side up? What type of difference is it supposed to make?[/quote]

    Nope - on the instruction video for my Tin Lizzie, they said always pepper side up. No reason given.

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