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Thread: What do you use for rag quilts

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    I have made a good many rag quilts. I have always used flannel for the middle layer. I was wondering what everyone else uses. And if u put batting in the middle does the batting bunch up after washing. Thanks for your answers. Have a beautiful March day

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    I use the polyester batting and with the X sewn in the middle the batting stays in place just fine :thumbup:

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    I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
    I really think the X stops the bunching.
    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
    I really think the X stops the bunching.
    Good Luck!
    I use Warn & Natural and do the same thing. I do the X because it is simple and quick. Any design would work.

    I love the Fiskars rag snips!!! They make it so easy to cut the ragged edges. Much easier than the scissors i used to use.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
    I really think the X stops the bunching.
    Good Luck!
    Me too.

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    i use batting, i (quilt) across each square so no, the batting does not bunch up. i use warm & natural and just catch it in the seams.

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    I have used poly batting, cotton batting, and flannel. I usually sew across the squares, but on 2 I embroidered the squares. I have never had the batting bunch up.

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    I don't put batting in. I use fannel for front and the back that its.

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    I also use the polyesta batting

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    I use batting because it gets really cold in the winter. I have to keep my heat low in order to be able to pay the bill. If you live somewhere warm you might not want batting at all.

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