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Thread: What batting do you use?

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    What batting do you use?

    What is your favorite batting to use?

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    I really do like Warm & Natural but seems to be getting pricey. As an alternative, especially for kids quilts, I've been using a good flannel when it is on sale at Joanns ... I just be sure to launder it first cuz it does shrink, but it has a nice 'hand' and is soft and cozy.
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    Hobbs Hierloom 80/20 (80% cotton/20% polyester) or Hobbs Wool.

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    My favorite is Tuscany wool and Tuscany silk if I'm fmqing. I use Hobbs 80/20 for big utility quilts. I have a bolt of Warm and Natural to use for projects and wallhangings. I like to try different battings and buy a package of new to me types to try. If a LA is quilting my quilt I always ask what batting will be used and ask for a sample. There are many good battings available. Fairfield traditional is one I started with and still use from time to time.
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    I have tried many different types and even have a personal review of various types on my blog. Having said that, I really like Hobbs 80/20. I am not a big fan of polyster batts and recently did 4 charity quilts using Morning Glory 100 percent polyster and I do not think I will use it again.
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    ​I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt.

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    I have not used that many different battings...I just used a Fairfield 80/20 for the first time a bit back for something. I can't even think what. I can see liking it if I had a long arm, but I got the quilt started, then something happened that it set for a while puddled under my machine and I swear it seemed to get fluffier. Still, I did like it after it was done.

    I have used Warm and Natural and Warm and white, and like both. A lot.

    So far, though, my love is Quilter's Dream Cotton. Something about the way it softly drapes...even after quite a bit of quilting.

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    Oh, and I have used that cheap polyester batting from Joann's. I have used it and only tied it and it stayed in place really nice. It has a scrim. I have also quilted one quilt on the machine using it and it did fairly good.

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    Quilters Dream , and Hobbs 80/20.

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    Quilters Dream Cotton!
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