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Thread: quilt batting

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    I like the look of a fatter batting in my quilts but am not sure which is the best batting to use. The all cotton "warm & white" is easy to quilt on but to get more definition I would like to know what others use in their quilts and the name of the batting. Thanks, Bev

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    I FMQ and use the lower loft batting and get along great.
    When handquilting I used warm and natural or thermolam.

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    I use a high loft poly batting if I want the quilt to be fluffy. I really prefer warm and natural though. Not as fluffy though.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    There a lot of different battings available. I am going to try Wool batting on my next one.

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    Thanks everyone. I am working on a panel for a baby and wanted to have the outlined animals on it stand out but was worried about polyester batting bearding on it? Guess I would need something that was part poly part cotton? Do they make that? Sewlady43

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    I would go with a double batting, cotton and maybe wool. All natural. Poly... it has a melting/ burning issue. I would go with natural fibers.
    I used Hobbs 80/20 and their washable wool.
    Also, I have heard when you quilt a baby's quilt not to use poly thread. If the thread has a tail, a baby will sometimes start wrapping their finger around it, and can damage the finger, even to the point of losing it.
    Would never have thought of this, but I have read of it in a Quilt magazine.

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    dream wool is ...lofty/ soft/ and a dream to work with. also the hobbs blends come in different (loft's) from very thin to quite lofty...they are 80/20's...80% cotton/20% poly.
    i love all of the dream batts, dream poly/dream cotton/ silk-bamboo/and dream green...but the best is the wool :thumbup:

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    sewlady43--- I trapunto'd a baby quilt using thermolam/ Cut a slit behine the little bear(after I had handquilted aroung the bear, then stuffed it, stitched the back closed, put the back of the quilt on and quilted it by hand. Just an idea.

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    Howdy and Welcome from Kentucky!

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