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Thread: What kind of batting do you use?

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    Senior Member angiecub's Avatar
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    I have found that there are many kinds of batting. I learned with polyester in quilt class, but I like the cotton (warm and natural). What kind of batting do you use, and are there different types appropriate depending on the project?

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    I don't like the polyester myself. It gums up my needle and it's harder for me to quilt. I generally use Warm & White, which I love. I did quilt on Dream Green last week and that was really nice to use as well. But that's alot harder for me to find. I like the idea that it's helping the environment as well.

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    I'm interested in the responses on this. I almost always use Warm & White. I used bamboo\cotton for the first time recently and loved it, but I think it was expensive. I went to a class once and the instructor recomended Hobbs 80\20, but I haven't used it yet.
    Can't wait to see what information we get on this!

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    I used Warm & Natural in two quilts. They were about as stiff as boards. I have used both the Quilter's Dream cotton and the poly. I like their poly and love their cotton. I buy Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 by the case and love it. I like the way the Hobbs shows definition in the quilting. I'm going to use a bamboo batting in a quilt before long.

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    I like the feel of warm and natural or warm and white but I don't overquilt mine (which imho is what makes them stiff). Recently, I started working with Hobbs 80/20. Haven't done a full quilt with it yet, so the jury is still out.

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    It depends on what I am making. Soft and fluffy baby quilts, the highest loft poly I can find. If the needle gums up push it through a sliver of bath soap. Heirloom type quilts any quality cotton. Bags and purses anything I have left over. For me there is no right or wrong all purpose batting.

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    I like warm and natural and 80/20.

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    I like warm and natural or Hobbs 80/20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I like the feel of warm and natural or warm and white but I don't overquilt mine (which imho is what makes them stiff). Recently, I started working with Hobbs 80/20. Haven't done a full quilt with it yet, so the jury is still out.
    The two quilts I used Warm & Natural in were tied.

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    Hobbs 80/20
    Legacy 80/20
    Warm and Natural
    All three quilt nicely in my opinion

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