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Thread: Batting for Eye popping Ugly quilt

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    Batting for Eye popping Ugly quilt

    I'm using a fat quarter bundle from Tuesday Morning, Haven's Edge by Tina Givens, for what I'm calling my Ugly quilt. I want this quilt to have as much wrinkling as possible, I think it needs that to soften and meld the fabrics. I usually use 80/20 batting that my quilter got for me when she bought for her shop. Not sure what brand it is but it doesn't have much shrinkage or wrinkling. I need some suggestions for a cotton batting that will shink/wrinkle as much as possible.
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    I usually only use Warm & Natural and I don't preshrink it so I get lots of crinkles when I wash the finished quilt.
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    I think most 100% cotton and wool batting will shrink enough. Stay away from the synthetics like polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    I think most 100% cotton and wool batting will shrink enough. Stay away from the synthetics like polyester.
    I didn't know wool would shrink. What kind of shrinkage/wrinkling will wool make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan View Post
    I didn't know wool would shrink. What kind of shrinkage/wrinkling will wool make?
    I haven personally used wool, maybe someone will chime in that has.

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    I have NO IDEA... but I LOVE YOUR QUILT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan View Post
    I'm using a fat quarter bundle from Tuesday Morning, Haven's Edge by Tina Givens, for what I'm calling my Ugly quilt. I want this quilt to have as much wrinkling as possible, I think it needs that to soften and meld the fabrics. I usually use 80/20 batting that my quilter got for me when she bought for her shop. Not sure what brand it is but it doesn't have much shrinkage or wrinkling. I need some suggestions for a cotton batting that will shink/wrinkle as much as possible.

    UGLY???? I absolutely LOVE your quilt!!! Love all the colors ... it is FABULOUS!!! I've only done 3 rag quilts, so I have no advice on which batting to use.

    jody

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    I think it is a great quilt but Warm and Natural crinkles when I use it.

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    Thank you scrappingfaye58 and jj1150. I was drawn to these fabrics when I saw them but do have to admit they are an acquired taste. My sister said they are horrendous. I think once quilted it will be a pretty (ugly), my mom says interesting quilt. LOL! Same thing my husband said earlier today, "Interesting".

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    I like shrinkage on quilts, so I use non-washed quilt backings :-)
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    I don't think that quilt is ugly. I like it. I love pink.

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    Use 100% cotton batting and don't pre-wash it or the backing fabric.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappingfaye58 View Post
    I have NO IDEA... but I LOVE YOUR QUILT!!!
    Me too! It's great!

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    oh, i think it is sad that your family would make you feel like it is unattractive. it is NOT. it works, it really does. you did a great job!

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    i used the hobbes wool and it did not seem to shrink very much at all.

    using hobbes 100% cotton gave my handquilted quilt a gorgeous antique look.

    your quilt isn't ugly!

    aileen

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    Wonder what would happen if you washed it in hot instead of cold water after it was quilted?

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    If you use unwashed flannel on the back, that will help with shrinkage.. as in, it will wrinkle shrink a lot!

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    Okay...you just aren't supposed to say that....that you want as much wrinkling and shrinkage as possible! You might make some of us go into convulsions..as we struggle and strive for smoothness and firm shape! "Please don't wrinkle" and "please don't shrink" are the constitution of quilting!!!! LOL!!!

    But may I ask..as I calm myself from shaking...why do you want those to things in this quilt?

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    I would go with warm and natural also....will make a good charity quilt
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    There is no ugly quilt- just different taste. Philomene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    I haven personally used wool, maybe someone will chime in that has.
    I have used wool and it doesn't shrink as much as the cotton batts I've used.

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    I love it, it is pretty not ugly.
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    It's said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder thinks your quilt is pretty. The suggestions to use cotton batting are right on, in my opinion.

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    The quilt I made with a wool bat didn't shrink much. I washed it cold water and didn't use the dryer, which might have had something to do with it not shrinking much. I would think using a cotton bat and drying it in the dryer on a warmer setting would help make it crinkly. Good luck and tell us what you choose to do.

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    That is way to pretty to win the ugly contest. Good luck on getting the batting you want.
    jean

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