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Thread: batting affecting quilting

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    batting affecting quilting

    I have been have the best luck with my FMQ recently. I don't mean that its perfect, but it has been sooo much easier. No eyelashes and everything just does what its supposed to be doing

    I realized that I have been using the same batting for the last several quilts. Do you guys think that batting can make quilting easier? I bought a roll of Hobbs 80/20 and things have really turned around.

    Any thoughts

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    Yes! I love that batting for FMQ. It quilts like butter... The fabric of the top and backing never shift around on it, either. It's the best.
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    ! Interesting! I have been working on a quilt using a polyester batting doing my free motion on my tiara and have not been really satisfied. Before that I always used Hobbs 80/20. Think I'll go back to that.

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    I've used Hobbs in the past but now use Pellons 80/20 batting and have always been happy with it.

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    ​I like Hobbs 80/20 for FMQ also.

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    oh, YES! I believe bat makes a huge difference. I use Hobbs 80/20 or their wool usually. I like that neither are very linty and have found that poly bats, especially if they are lofty or don't have any density to them, tend to pucker more. I am using a double bat of Hobbs 80/20 and Quilters Dream poly (could not find black wool anywhere) and like the Quilters Dream poly cause it is stable.

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    Mostly all I ever use is high loft poly batting. Much thicker and turns out much better than the other types. I quilt on either of two 9" throat machines.
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    I use that same bat...Hobbs 80/20..and it quilts nicely for FMQ.
    I think it makes a big difference.

    Watson

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    thanks for your thoughts.... so I am not losing my mind at least not yet ha ha

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    My favorite batting is Quilters Dream Select cotton for its "hand" and nice response to FMQ.

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    I have seen a difference in f-m with different batting.

    I am using Hobbs poly-down batting for the first time in a quilt. I have had 2 pleats on the back at the line intersections. I have never had this happen with the Warm and White batting. It may be due to my inexperience quilting loftier batting. It is a child's quilt, so I wanted loftier batting.

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    I only use warm & natural. Poly is awful for me to quilt.
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    A lot of my long-arm friends use 80/20. I had one done with that and it is so heavy I can hardly lift it to fold it. The l/a I use now uses Mountain Mist Quilt-Lite that I buy at JAF on sale. I like the lighter weight quilts. She doesn't mind the poly and does a real good job with it.
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    Love my Hobbs 80/20, makes a real big difference. I have used the Warm & Natural, not pleased with it. I use that when I run out of my Hobbs. Hobbs wool is fabulous as well.
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