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Thread: wadding / batting

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    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    Which is the best to use or do some people use different for special jobs?
    I feel we are influenced by friends and tutores sometimes but in quilt shows what do they use to get such perfect quilts?

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    I use warm and natural for almost everything. I don't care for any of the polyester stuff. My machines love W&N.

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    I know one prize winning longarm quilter uses Hobbs 80/20 with a layer of Hobbs wool over it for her quilts. You need a batting with good definition but that will also quilt flat where you want it to.

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    Wool is the favorite of many quilt contest entrants, for it's softness and dimension. Wool shows off the quilting very well.

    Cotton provides that antique (crinkled) quilt look, after washing.

    Polyester gives you that puffy, comfy and snuggly look, even after washing.

    Some quilt contest entrants use a combination of wool/cotton or wool/polyester to combine the look/feel of both.

    So, it all depends on the look you are going for.

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    It also depends on whether you will be hand quilting or machine quilting. Hand quilting through a scrim is more difficult. W & N is made with a scrim as are a few others. The Dream Co. has wonderful batting of all sorts. Hobbs are great battings.

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    depends on the project- i use cotton battings, poly batting, silk, bamboo, and LOVE WOOL!!! try them all and decide what you like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen
    I use warm and natural for almost everything. I don't care for any of the polyester stuff. My machines love W&N.
    I have to agree. I also have used Hobbs wool, and liked that too. Mostly use the Warm & Natural or Warm & White. Love it!!

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    thank you for all the advice. I must try them all and decide. I never knew that some used 2 different typres.
    Again thanks.

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