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    Question batting for placaemats??

    When making placemats what do you use for batting??
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    I always like to use flannel as it makes the placemat sit flat- no lumps or bumps for drinks etc to tip - and they also dry quickly when washed rather than using a much thicker wadding.

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    I use thermolan(sp).. It is very thin and flexible..a batting used in clothing.....

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    I use fusible fleece.
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    Before I found Bosal or Craf-Tex forms, I used flannel. The forms are double sided fusible and give the mats a consistent shape and size. They seem expensive, but to me, they're worth it. My work looks much more professional with them.
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    Thermolam or that heat resistant stuff that has the shiny foil look to one side. Sorry, but the name escapes me at the moment!

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    I use Stiff Stuff from Lazy Girl Designs. It provides body, but is soft...washes up nice too! http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/sew-l...in-interfacing

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    The first placemats I made I used warm & natural cotton batting but prewashed it first; they did OK, still crinkled a little after washing finished mats. The next ones I made I tried a low lift Mountain Mist poly batting and they did fine with little crinkling. Then I used a layer of prewashed flannel and think I like them best as they are the thinnest and stay the flattest.

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    I used my scraps of Hobbs 80/20 batting.
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    I use poly felt. It doesn't shrink, is completely washable, lies flat, is relatively inexpensive.
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    Thanks for all the helpful ideas I really appreciate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie333 View Post
    I use Stiff Stuff from Lazy Girl Designs. It provides body, but is soft...washes up nice too! http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/sew-l...in-interfacing
    This is what I use too. Very nice.

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    I can't remember where I saw it, but they had taken regular cotton batting and split the layers. Not sure what brand was used. It split easily if that helps. Wish I had paid more attention but was in a hurry and if I did bookmark, cannot find it now. The holidays messed up my routine! I am having a hard time figuring out what day it is! Hoping next week will put me back on track.

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    I bought what I thought was a nice thick batting for my placemats. Worked really well gave good insulation. I found out when I went to buy some more that it was an inflation layer for curtains works for me.

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    I often use quilter's fleece, white, comes on bolt, stable but not fluffy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiemae View Post
    When making placemats what do you use for batting??
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    I use the scraps from my Dream Green batting......this batting is made from recycled plastic bottles......and I really like it.......does not require dense quilting, doesn't shrink, lays flat - and it an excellent choice for quilts or quilted items that will get a lot of wear and tear.

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    I use Thermolam Plus. I like the weight, the durability, and washability. I buy it by the bolt at Joann's when interfacting is 50% off, or wait for a 60% off coupon. I use it in quilts, sometimes, too. It does not have the drapeability that 100% cotton does, but it is sometimes a good choice.
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    I use either craft batting or thermore (I get mine at Joann's). The idea is to keep it very flat. So it is also important to do some quilting in the area where the batting is so that after washing, it will lay flat.

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    I have used in the past an old, well-used blanket. No shrinkage and the place mats lie flat.

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    I use craft batting, it is a little stiffer and does not shrink a lot.

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    Nothing, flannel, medium pellon interfacing, thin cotton, thin poly. Depends on how I'm feeling at the moment.
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    I use scraps of batting from quilts. I usually buy king size batting, and can get four baby quilts from one. If I make a bigger quilt I have odd size scraps, and can usually find what I need for table runners, placemats and potholders.

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    flannel or thermore. Thin and not inclined to wiggle and lump.

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    Cassiemae, thanks for your hint. I love the suggestion of using flannel and will do so on my next set..
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    Thanks for the ideas and some products that I hadn't heard of before. I love this board.

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