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Thread: batting question

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I have always used poly batting, but I keep hearing about others on here. I went to the fabric store today and checked out all the different kinds of batting and I am confused. I know Warm and Natural is supposed to be great. I also found a Quilters 80/20. 80% cotton and 20%poly. Has anyone used this. I saw the bamboo batting but that is sooooo expensive. What kind would you suggest. Help.

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    I have tried the 80/20 and I personally do not like it. It stretches too much. I prefer the warm & natural. Bamboo is way to expensive for me. I always buy w&n when it is 50% off at JoAnns.

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    I use the warm and natural. I like the look of it after quilting. and it feels so soft and warm.

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    I'm a kinda warm and natural gal, too!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Sorry - couldn't resist!!! :mrgreen: I use W&N, too, because I like the feel of it when the quilt is done.

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    I always use the Warm & Natural. I buy it by the 40 yard bolt when it is 50% off from JoAnns (Their website), and I have it delivered to my door.

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    My favorite batting is Quilter's Dream. I use it for all the large quilts I make. I love the way it quilts up and makes a quilt look so yummy after it is washed. For baby quilts, wall hangings, table runners, etc I always use Warm and Natural. I also buy it at JoAnn's or Hancock's with a coupon.

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    I have just started using Hobbs Heirloom Premium an 80/20 blend. Was really pleased how it machine quilted for me. It's heavier than the Fairfield Cotton Classic--also an 80/20 blend--I was using before.

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    I like Hobb's Heirloom 80/20. I can prewash it for a crisp look or not for an antiquey look. It feels great to sew on and and has a nice drape. Bearding is not an issue. I also like that it is moderately priced and generally easy to find.

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    The last 2 quilts I've hand quilted, I've used the Fairfield Quilter's 80/20. I can get this at WalMart as well as my LQS (about the same price and the service is much better at my LQS!!!!)

    I haven't tried to pre-wash it but after quilting, it does up just great!



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    Thanks for all the feedback. I need to wait til the fabric store runs the batting 50% off again. Thanks again.

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    I use only warm and natural. It is so easy to work with.

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    Sewjoyce- I was getting my Fairfield from Wmart up unitl about 18 months--no longer carry it. Found the Hobbs at Hancock's on sale and bought a couple extra. I prewashed it as per instructions. Don't miss the FF at all-Hobb is much stronger with a slight more loft. MQ'd beautifully :D FYI our local Wmart no longer carries Warm and Natural.

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    I have used all kinds of different battings. Right now, I am using one of the bamboo kind. I know, it was spendy, but I did have that 40% off coupon at Joanne's! It feels soooo nice, and has been super easy to work with. I am anxious to get the quilting finished, get it bound, and wash it to see how it looks. I may splurge again if I like the results :!: :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I always use the Warm & Natural. I buy it by the 40 yard bolt when it is 50% off from JoAnns (Their website), and I have it delivered to my door.
    That's exactly what I do! Plus, if you get it at the right time, you can get free shipping to boot! :)

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    how does the poly batting wash up? I usually use warm and natural, but I got one on the machine now with poly batting, for a lap quilt. I find it so much easier to move around while quilting. I had a new roll laying around needing to be used up.

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