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    What kind of batting do you use for placemats and is it ok to piece?

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    you can piece batting, just don't overlap it and keep it all the same thickness.

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    I've used thermolam or Armo fleece. You could zigzag the edges of two pieces together if you need to.

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    I use Warm and Natural batting for my placemats.

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    I use the thinnest cheapest batting I can find for my placemats and I do piece so there is no waste. I also quilt the top of the placemat, either straight lines or squiggles, to prevent bunching when they are washed.

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    Thanks for this info. It's a nice to know tip for sure.

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    I used the fusible batting on mine. Seems to make it a little stiffer and flattens when ironed.

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    I use warm n natural batting for my table runners & placemats. I also quilt them.

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    Thanks!

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    I used flannel.

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    I use warm and natural and it is fine to piece it.

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    Another Warm and Natural user. I just zig zagged two pieces tonight to make enough for a table runner. Love this stuff

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    I use warm and natural/white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    I've used thermolam or Armo fleece. You could zigzag the edges of two pieces together if you need to.
    Where do you find Armo fleece? I love it and havent been able to get it for a long time. Used to get it at Joanns. Ive been using Thermolam and Pellon fleece.

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    Has anyone ever thought of using old bath towells? Not sure where I heard it but have tried it and what do you know it worked and was way cheaper! The placemats were for a secret santa at work and we had a money limit!

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    I would use very thin batting. Fleece sounds thin enough. If you go too thick, things--like glasses--might tip over.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poko's friend
    I used flannel.
    Me too. Sometimes 2 or 3 layers depending on thickness.

    Pat

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