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Batting and Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilt ?

Old 04-30-2010, 09:29 AM
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I use warm and natural all the time. Have not made a whole cloth quilt.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:09 AM
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I'm a wholecloth quilter and I don't like to quilt polyester battings although most of them are easy to quilt - but I don't like how the quilt falls when it's finished. I love to use the Hobbs 80/20 batting very much and never had any problems with doing fine stiches. Tuscany 100% cotton was also very good and smooth to quilt. Wool batting has a wonderful loft (also after washing) and the needle goes trough it like a hot knife trough butter! I like the antique look of old quilts, therefore cotton is my first choice at the moment. Next I will try soy blend and bamboo blend.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
I'm a wholecloth quilter and I don't like to quilt polyester battings although most of them are easy to quilt - but I don't like how the quilt falls when it's finished. I love to use the Hobbs 80/20 batting very much and never had any problems with doing fine stiches. Tuscany 100% cotton was also very good and smooth to quilt. Wool batting has a wonderful loft (also after washing) and the needle goes trough it like a hot knife trough butter! I like the antique look of old quilts, therefore cotton is my first choice at the moment. Next I will try soy blend and bamboo blend.
What ever you do is perfect, so I am following your suggestions. Your quilts are so beautiful. I am starting on a pillow top.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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I use W&N for machine quilting, but I don't like it for hand quilting. Polyester or wool needle wonderfully and I'm able to get the tiny stitches. I tried W&N just once and my hands tired quickly and my stitches weren't as tiny. This is just my own personal experience.
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