Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: What to use instead of polyster batting

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    358
    I have been using polyster batting for my quilts, however I understand they will have a problem of 'bearding' over time. I make charity quilts, and wonder what I should use instead for the batting, Do any of you have suggestions for me?.

    Thank you,
    Babbie

  2. #2
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    I have been known to use flannel,it keeps you very warm and it handles really well,when quilting.i like it a lot in kids quilts especially,
    Kathy

  3. #3
    Senior Member Extreme Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    383
    Kathy, when you use flannel for the backing, do you use cotton for the backing? Or can you use two layers of flannel -- one for the batting and one for the backing? Hmm. Maybe that's too strange.

  4. #4
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6,835
    Blog Entries
    3
    that isn't strange at all. sounds to me like a pretty nifty idea. i'll bet the flannels will stick to each other making the whole basting/quilting process easier.

    i love it when somebody gives me a new idea. saves a lot of wear and tear on my poor brain. yippee!!! yahoo!!!

    :P

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2
    I myself go to yard sales every weekend & while Im looking I look out for blankets to use instead of batting & sheets sets to use for the backing(sometimes for batting also

    Hope This Idea Helps

    Nicholle

  6. #6
    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,946
    I used to use polyester but lately like the look of the low loft cotton batting. It is warm, but not bulky. I use basting spray and machine quilt. It will draw up a little in the washer and dryer, but I like the look (old timey).

  7. #7
    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    6,014
    I have used double layers of flannel and Lord knows I've used my share of old blankets to layer between quilts. I don't like the fleece because it's to hard to quilt through, but I love multiple layers of flannel. Keeps you warm while working on it, too. :lol:

    Sharon

  8. #8
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    Actually I used only one layer of flannel between the top and back,both cotton and it was really easy to quilt,I didn't baste it I did use a very little basting spray on the corners,but it was the easiest I have ever put a "sandwhich" together,I didn't even tape down the bottom to the table,did everything not the way to do it and both of the quilts I did like that are beautiful on the back,where I always had trouble,bunching up.But I live in the desert southwest and although it does get very cold in the winter(for us anyway) it still keeps very warm.

  9. #9
    Super Member ruthie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    1,613
    My grandmother always used cotton flannel sheets for batting. The quilts were very warm and had a nice drape to them. I use sheets all the time for backing. The size is always right and I don't have any trouble quilting whether machine quilting or hand quilting. Never thought about blankets for batting though. I'm gonna try it. Seems very economical.

  10. #10
    Super Member Pam Pollock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beavercreek, OR
    Posts
    1,382
    I use Warm & Natural cotton batting. It is a low loft batting & very warm but not too thick & it's easy to quilt. I like to buy it when it's on sale or I can use a coupon. It comes on a bolt or in bags. It comes in a nice wide width when I buy it off of a bolt.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.