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Thread: Type of batting to use when quilting is heavy/close - but you still want some "puffyness"

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    So I think I chose the wrong batting. Too late now as this quilt is quilted (99.9 done!). Some of the quilting is quite dense.

    I wanted more definition to the quilted areas - meaning more "puffiness" in between the stitches. My quilt has a very 'flat' and "stiff" look/feel to it. I used Fairfield's Poly-fil Cotton Classic 100% cotton. It's a bat I bought ages ago, and had enough left for this project so just "grabbed" it.

    also ... will some of the puffyness come back after I launder it? I know the batting will shrink (and my fabrics were all pre-washed), so perhaps that will help? Or ... will it hurt?


    So, for future reference ... if I want to quilt heavy/dense and I still want puffiness between the quilting ... what batting SHOULD I use??

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    Hobbs Polydown. I think it's all polyester, but that doesn't bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Hobbs Polydown. I think it's all polyester, but that doesn't bother me.
    It is a very nice feeling batt. I'm using one right now.

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    I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Hobbs Polydown. I think it's all polyester, but that doesn't bother me.
    That's exactly what I was going to say...it's a very nice batting..I use it quite frequently.... ;)

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    once you wash and dry the quilt it will fluff up- nicely- be soft and fluffy between quilting lines.

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