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??