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Thread: what batting should i choose ?

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    what batting should i choose ?

    Where I live, the climate is similar to that of Florida in the USA..
    while on a short visit here I need to buy batting for 2 queen size quilts..never bought any as these are my first attempts..please suggest what batting I must buy as our winters are short and not too cold .
    also will probably be washing them at the end of each winter before putting them away coz its dusty..besides little g'kids, dogs & cats lay claim to our beds ...and hearts
    oh ..another pt.. will hv to hand quilt..a simple stitch in the ditch is all i will be able to do.
    and a heartfelt " thank you " in advance for any suggestions given.

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    I use Warm & Natural. Like it very much . The quilts on my beds get washed about every two weeks , an are still holding up. So that is what I suggest. Good luck with your quilts. joyce j

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    I also mostly use Warm & Natural. Sometimes I use Hobbs Polydown 80/20.
    I have tried Quilter's Dream and that is also a lovely product. It all comes down to personal preferance. Hope this helps a little
    Helen T.

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    I use warm and natural and hobbs heirloom. They both are not to heavy of a batting and will work for warm climates. Hand quilting will be fine on them also.
    Most of my quilts are warm and natural and I am a washer. I can't tell you how many times some of my quilts have been washed. They hold up great. Good luck with your quilts!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
    Heather

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    Warm and natural is good choice as contrary to its name its really not that warm. Warm and natural does not require alot of quilting( 10 inches) . I also like Cream Rose or White Rose made by Mountain Mist for very light weight cotton batting, but it requires quilting every 6 inches. White or cream rose are wonderful for hand quilting.
    Last edited by Lori S; 03-10-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    How about using flannel as batting? Just a thought.

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    Warm and Natural should be your very last choice!! It's hard to hand quilt and it's heavy. I'd go with Quilter's Dream's thinnest weight or one of the newer soy-cotton or bamboo-cotton battings. I just bought some Pellon Legacy Soy-Cotton batting and it's very thin and very lightweight. You can quilt it up to 8 inches apart. One of my friends had a quilt fairly heavily quilted by a longarm quilter with the soy-cotton batting and it's still quite soft and drapeable.

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    I love the Quilter's Dream batting and the different weights you can get it in. I usually use the select weight...but you can use whatever is your preference.

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    I prefer Quilter's Dream. It is very lightweight and great for hand quilting.

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    my favorite is warm and natural, but i don't hand quilt.
    Nancy in western NY

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