Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Batting Selection >

Batting Selection

Batting Selection

Old 06-14-2019, 01:18 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
sef0181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Indiana
Posts: 63
Default Batting Selection

Hello!
I wanted some opinions- what type(s) of batting are your favorite?
My great-grandmother would use Army surplus wool blankets (which, before being turned into quilts, weighed 3-5 lbs for a lap blanket!), so I have always been very fond of a crazy heavy quilt, however my husband absolutely hates heavy blankets.
The quilts I've made for my nieces/nephew (my husband's side), I've bought Pellon Natures Touch Natural Blend 80/20 because they didn't want heavy blankets, and I found a great price online from Walmart. For my aunt's chemo blanket, I found a wool blanket just like her Grandmother would use. (She talked about chemo making her constantly cold, and she adores how much like a 'hug' the heavy blanket is.) I'm not great at machine quilting, but I do a lot of straight line, so I usually don't worry too much about the loft (I lack a personal preference).
Anyway, I was just curious about everybody's preference: What is your ideal batting and why?
sef0181 is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:05 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,393
Default

I like the 100% Polys because I find them easy to work with, fluffy and comfortable.
SillySusan is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:07 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 3,084
Default

right now my favorite is Warm Company's Warm and Plush. Its plusher than some but its too much
meyert is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:14 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 17,280
Default

If you are looking for what weighs the least, I am thinking it would be Polyester.

After considering weight, heavy or light in weight ...
there is the fluff and puff, stiffness, warmth to compare.

Some of that is managed or created by how much quilting, just a little or a whole bunch.

I'd really love for someone to tell me more about wool batts vs. bamboo vs. silk
in comparison to the more familiar poly/cotton blends.

That is, when to use, the virtues of each, and when not to use each!
QuiltE is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:15 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 685
Default

My favorite is wool. When I won’t spring for wool, I like poly. I like light quilts. To me, even 80/20 seems heavy.
Feathers-N-Fur is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:34 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
ekuw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 1,687
Default

My preferred in Hobbs 80/20. It's slightly fluffier than Warm and Natural and priced better too.
ekuw is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:56 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,329
Default

I'm a 100% cotton girl. The quilts I grew up with were cotton picked from the fields. But I do sometimes like fluffy poly for those difficult to lay flat quilts.
toverly is online now  
Old 06-14-2019, 03:39 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 377
Default

Hi! I use and Love Hobbs 80/20 fusible... mostly because i Hate basting!

Last edited by QuiltnNan; 06-14-2019 at 04:31 PM. Reason: shouting/all caps
AprilM is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 04:10 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista CA
Posts: 7,099
Default

So far my favorite is wool. But I have found it is not a white -white a bit on an unbleached look so can make white fabric underneath look a bit dirty when it is not. Then I used a Quilter's Dream 80/20 - it is a lot heavier and seems not to drape as well. I have used the Warm & White from the Warm Company. I could buy it by the roll, have it delivered, and get it at a discount too. Since I am not making as many quilts lately I may not buy a roll again. It takes up space in my sewing room, and it's drag having to move it around.
quiltingcandy is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 05:48 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,653
Default

Winline 80/20 has become the favorite over Hobbs 80/20, at the store. The Winline is more consistent overall. Not so many bald spots. There is a Hobbs 80/20 "Thick," which is double the thickness, and that is very nice, but $14.98 per yd.
quiltedsunshine is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
masmipa
Main
12
11-22-2010 05:01 AM
Fancy Nancy
Main
18
07-27-2010 08:35 AM
ohmisslizzie
Main
5
11-18-2009 04:09 PM
Linda Nelson
Main
18
05-23-2008 06:27 AM
desertquilter
Main
8
04-13-2008 09:14 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.