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Thread: Batting for Christmas Stockings

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    Batting for Christmas Stockings

    My question is about what to use for batting for my Christmas stockings. They are all pieced and ready for the next step. They are made of 2" squares. There will be a piece of batting and backing for the front and just a piece of fabric for the back. I have a piece of thin poly batting I can use which would make the stocking pretty soft looking. I also have some Pelon iron on interfacing that is VERY stiff. I am afraid it would make the stockings too stiff. These pieces are left from quilting a couple of years ago and I really want to use one of these. I am thinking of the soft batting. What do you think? AND, what would the stiff iron on Pelon be used for?

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    I have made several stockings and just use regular batting. The pellon would be used for something like fabric boxes that you want to stiffen up.

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    The stiff pelon works great for boxes & bowls. Also placemats, mugrugs and coasters. I would use the soft batting for the stocking
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    I have used Warm and Natural for stockings and it works great. It gives a good shape to the stocking with a flatter look than a poly batt does.

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    I used warm & natural on the front, with a cotton backing and quilted. Then I used fleece for the stocking back. The benefit is that the fleece stretches a bit so you can get more in it!
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    I have used that stiff pellon for the brim of hats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    I have used Warm and Natural for stockings and it works great. It gives a good shape to the stocking with a flatter look than a poly batt does.
    Is this the cotton batting? I have some of that too, not a lot but enough for a couple of stockings.

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    I use scraps left over from trimming my quilts joined together I use warm and natural.

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    I would use scraps of cotton batting for the stocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I used warm & natural on the front, with a cotton backing and quilted. Then I used fleece for the stocking back. The benefit is that the fleece stretches a bit so you can get more in it!
    ROFL!! Didn't think of that one!

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    I quilt my fronts to warm and natural usually what is left from other quilts. A lot of time I do quilt as I go with strips or with rows of smaller units sewn together. Or just baste it to the warm and natural and then FMQ depends on the look but I use warm and natural to give it some heft but still keep it somewhat soft. I usually do it front and back.

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    My sister made several Christmas Stockings a while back. She just used Warm and Natural. They came out great.
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    Polyester felt that is sold by the yard...It is very wide and cheap. I line my stockings with muslin and put the felt in between both the front and back of the stocking...I only patchwork the front and use a solid or Christmas print for the back. When you do this, you do not have to quilt heavily just enough to hold all the pieces together. If you do the lining separately, just quilt the batting to the front and to the back if you are doing a binding all around the stocking, I would quilt all three pieces. This makes a nice firm stocking that can hold almost anything and will last for years. Well worth the time and effort. This type brings a nice price on Etsy and you will be proud of it. I have made about 10 this year and my family loves them. I also sometimes use warm and natural scraps...you can sew them together and then cut out the stocking.

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    I agree that the softer batting would work best. I use the very stiff stuff for postcards......I have used both craft batting and warm and natural for socks in the past.......haven't tried a poly, but if it's thin, why not?

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    I use Hobbs Tuscany 80% Cotton/20% Wool . . .and since thats what I had on hand when I made stockings for my daughter's family recently, that's what I used. They turned out cute:
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