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 25 of 41

Thread: Hello from Maryland

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2
    I am more of a clothes sewer than a quilter (at this time), but I enjoy seeing others quilt projects.

    At this time, I am making quilt bags. Can someone please tell me what thickness medium loft batting is? I am making scrappy quilted bags and I want medium thickness polyester batting. The local Hanock is sold out and there is not a Joann's near my home. G Street Fabrics (where I taking sewing classes for clothes) is over priced for this type of item.

    I see a lot of polyester batting online but they dont' tell me the thickness. Does anyone know if Medium Loft is 1/4" in thickness? Any thoughts on where to get it woudl be appreciated. I only need about three or four yards.

  2. #2
    Senior Member CircleSquare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    northeast Georgia
    Posts
    660
    It depends on the bran and company. Medium loft is not always medium loft. The only real way to tell is to buy it and open the package! But in general, I would say medium would be somewhere around 1/4". Hobbs Heirloom Cotton (which is a cotton/poly blend) is a good starting place. Then if you want it loftier, you will have to go to poly batting. If your local Walmart still has crafts, they sell a brand of batting called Polyfil. It comes in several lofts. "Traditional" is very thin. Medium is about 1/4", and high loft is about 1/2". It's a good brand for a low price.

  3. #3
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

  4. #4
    Senior Member bigdogmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    338
    Welcome from Ohio. I made a quilted tote and used "thermolam" (not sure of spelling), It worked great!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    816
    Waving from Australia!

  6. #6
    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Emmitsburg, MD
    Posts
    1,624
    Welcome from Maryland!! :)

    There is a Joann's in Frederick, but I know that's a haul - I don't usually shop G Street unless I really, really need something because that's a good drive for me.

    There are a couple of great LQS in Frederick as well, if you wanted to make an afternoon of it.

  7. #7
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,044
    welcome!

  8. #8
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,450
    Blog Entries
    20
    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

  9. #9
    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,345
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hello, and welcome from Nevada!

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,345
    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

  11. #11
    Super Member Qbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,155
    Welcome and Howdy from Kentucky!

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    5,311
    Blog Entries
    5
    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

  13. #13
    Senior Member mosquitosewgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Currently Mosquito (which is outside of Placerville) California
    Posts
    776
    Hi, and welcome from Placerville, California!

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thank you for your response. I really want polyester for this particular series of projects, so I will check out Walmart.

    P.S. I want to post one of my pictures of my quilted bags. Do you know which thread on this blog I should post it in ? :)

  15. #15
    Junior Member Lena1952's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    160
    Welcome from across the Chesapeake Bay - DE. You'll find lots of inspiration and help on this site. If you ever get to DE there is a great shop in Dagsboro.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Aquarius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hillsburgh, Ontario
    Posts
    680
    Hello and welcome from Ontario Canada

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,661
    Welcome from Michigan.

  18. #18
    Magzwv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Posts
    62
    Hi Welcome from WV!

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    7,524
    Blog Entries
    7
    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

  20. #20
    Senior Member DirtyPaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Basehor, Kansas
    Posts
    717
    Welcome from Kansas...

  21. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Carolinas
    Posts
    255
    Hello from SC! You might take a look at http://www.batt-mart.com/ to help you determine which brand has what you are looking for and you can even order samples. They carry most brands of batting.

  22. #22
    Super Member Donna P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,389
    Hello from Michigan

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,639
    Blog Entries
    42
    Welcome from the middle of the mitten. Great site for help and inspiration. Enjoy your stay here

  24. #24
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,929
    Welcome from Kansas

  25. #25
    Super Member Abby'smom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Oak Ridge North, TX
    Posts
    7,122
    welcome from se TX

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.