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Old 05-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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I know a lot of you layer 2 layers of hobbs 80/20. Has anyone ever layered a cotton on the bottom and then a poly on top of that? I was thinking it might give me a puffy(trapanto) look. Without doing all the extra work. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:33 AM
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Never done it but sounds interesting. Might just have to make a small sample....
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:46 AM
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I just finished 4 quilts exactly like that, with some custom quilting I think it would look very much like trapunto, I just used a panto, I used the 2 batts because it was memory quilts made from the reciepients (sp) daddy's shirts and I wanted them to be very very warm . I haven't posted pictures yet, I need to get that done.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:18 PM
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I have done exactly what you describe on many quilts. One layer Cotton and one Poly. I love the extra bit a loft , warmth , and dimension to the quilting.
Make a small sandwich with the battings you are thinking about using to see if its the effects you are hoping for.
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I used two layers of batting for a thick baby quilt to put on the floor, for the baby to play on. It didn't work out too well, machine skipped stitches that I had to go back and fix.
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I am thinking it would work better to have them LA than do them on a domestic ...
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:30 PM
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i know a few (big-name) quilters who use a cotton & a wool batt together to help (enhance) their custom quilting- as long as your fibers can be cared for together they can be used together.
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I have heard of layering the Hobbs 80/20 with a wool batting. I have seen the finished quilt and it does give a Trapunto look. Very nice.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:47 PM
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Thank you all for your help, I supose Im just gonna have to do it and stop worrying about it! Unchartered territory!(Well for me it is) Thanks!
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