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Old 12-04-2015, 02:26 PM
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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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Old 12-04-2015, 02:58 PM
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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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Old 12-04-2015, 05:19 PM
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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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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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