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Thread: Which side of batting is the SCRIM??

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    Question Which side of batting is the SCRIM??

    Good Evening Every1,


    It has been awhile since I posted a thread. I hope that all is well with you & your families. I have some questions for you. I am making some quilts for Project Linus in my area. I read some where about where to place the scrim, but for the LIFE of ME, I can not remember? It must be my old timers setting in again. lolol Please and Thank you. Thank you in advance for your suggestions and feedback. I eagerly look forward to reading it all.

    #1-What is scrim on a piece of batting?

    #2-Which side of the batting do you place on the wrong side of the backing fabric?

    #3-Does it matter if you put the scrim side up or down?

    Thanks again.

    Have a blessed day/weekend.

    debra
    cny_sewer39

    Sew Much Fabric, Sew Little Time...

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    I just read that if you can tell which side the scrim is on, then you place it closest to the backing fabric. Some battings have scrim on both sides... I never knew there was a right/wrong side and I just used my batting, I've had no problems...
    Bernie

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    Not all battings are needlepunched through scrim. Warm and Natural is one that is. According to this website, you position the batting this way:
    http://www.warmcompany.com/faq.html

    I'm thinking this means that the scrim is next to the backing fabric.

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    Wow. I had no idea.

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    most batts that allow up to 10" between quilting lines have a scrim- most you really can not tell which side is which- both sides have fibers thru- the scrim is in the center- if you can tell you might want to put it toward the backing-but when it is all done & the quilt is laundered- no one is going to have any idea....it does not make any difference in the finished quilt.
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    i never knew there was a right and wrong side to the batting?!?!?! I just put it down...
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    According to the folks who make Warm and Natural, "The side with "flecks" (plant and leaf particles) is the top side. The whiter side is the bottom side. "..... I use Warm and Natural on most of my customer's quilts, because they really like the way the quilt washes over long periods of time. When I mount the quilt on the machine, I always think in terms of the bumps being face-up, and my reminder is to say "Bump it Up!". Then I lay the quilt top on, and get started. This has worked well for me for years.
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    Boy did I learn something new this morning. I had no idea about all this stuff and that batting actually has a wrong and a right side. All these years of quilting and I just put it in and paid no attention. Thanks so much for the info.
    Michelle

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    I don't really think it matters very much. I have made dozens of quilts and no one has ever complained about the scrim being up instead of down.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Thanks for sharing!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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