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Thread: Batting question

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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    I need to stock up on batting and I usually buy Warm and White. What is your favorite and why? I know that Charismah often uses Hobbs Poly Down. Does anyone use this and do you like it? I know it's a lot less expensive than a lot of the others. DH just got an 18% pay cut and I'm retired so I really have to economize. Thanks for your input.

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    I use Hobbs Poly Down & I like it just fine. I've used whatever Wallmart sells many times, & I've used Themobond. All were fine.

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    Anybody use the fusible batting? I have always used in my limited sewing career the Warm and Natural. Is there something better. I usually wait to get it on sale at JoAnns.

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    I have used Warm and Natural and warm and white almost excusively. Recently I have tried Poly down, Quilters Dream wool and even a bamboo batt. I LOVED the poly down and the wool. I'm planning to order a roll of the poly down. Only will use the wool on special quilts. You can wash that but not dry it in the dryer.

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    I like the Warm ands. But I am making friends with Hobbs 80/20 too.

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    I just used Hobbs PD and I really like it, though it does seem to not handle heat as well as some other polys or maybe I just had the iron on too high.

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    When did you need to iron your batt? I'm just curious!

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    I like Warm and White and Hobbs 80-20. I have also used fusible and generally like it -- just a word of advice don't iron it to flatten it and don't wash it.

    I forgot I was working with fusible and tried to iron it because it was pretty wrinkled and -- you guessed it I glued the iron to the batting and the batting to the ironing board. It's funny now. If you prewash the fusing stuff washes out, so that is not good either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Anybody use the fusible batting? I have always used in my limited sewing career the Warm and Natural. Is there something better. I usually wait to get it on sale at JoAnns.
    I use fusible batting in some of the bag and purses I make.

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    I like Hobbs 80/20 fusible queen size batt. I usually get it 50% off with a Michael's coupon. I just found out that the Michaels near me will no longer be stocking it! What? I was very disappointed. I will stock up on my next trip to the U.S. Some people like fusi-boo. It is a fusible bamboo quilt batt I think?

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    I use whatever is on sale simply because it is on sale.

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    I stock up at Joann's when it is 50% off, and use my additional 10% off card. I have probably used them all, but find an 80/20 or poly batting easier to hand-quilt than Warm and Nat. I still have several queen size of those, and 4 Fairfield 80/20 from Joann's plus a couple of Mountain Mist that I have had for several years and just not used yet. I am well-fixed for batting for a while!!

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    I use warm and natural and warm and white. Have used Hobbs 80/20 and it was fine, but normally like the warms the best.

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    I didn't set out to iron my batting, just to smooth some spots in the border before I added the binding. The Hobbs melted together slightly. No harm done, just a less than fluffy corner. I have pressed a very wrinkled poly batt, but I knew I was pressing batting, so I didn't have the iron on too high and I didn't set it all the way down. I like 80/20 okay if I preshrink it. Can you tell I'm the weirdo who isn't after the old fashioned look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Anybody use the fusible batting? I have always used in my limited sewing career the Warm and Natural. Is there something better. I usually wait to get it on sale at JoAnns.
    I've used both fusible batting and fusible fleece before. I didn't care for fusible batting --- the glue was not evenly spread on the batting causing a puckery, uneven surface. The fusible fleece was nice to use for some bags, but if I don't have it, I just use regular batting and spray baste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Anybody use the fusible batting? I have always used in my limited sewing career the Warm and Natural. Is there something better. I usually wait to get it on sale at JoAnns.
    I use fusible batting for my giant stuffed hounds. I fuse the muslin, batting and pieced fabric together before I cut out the various pattern pieces. I only have to use a couple of pins and once I iron the pieces after cutting I can assemble with very few pins and all the layers stay together.

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    Darling hound with such expressive eyes and a velvety nose. I wanna hug...right now!!!

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    Fat fingers...double post

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