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Old 10-10-2011, 04:28 AM
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Wanted to know what batting do you use? I've been using batting that I get from walmart but it doesn't make my quilts feel cushiony or warm. Any suggestions?? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:42 AM
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http://www.battylady.com/
http://www.batt-mart.com/

I also order Hobbs Heirloom by the case from Hancocks of Paducah.

Quilter's Dream batting is excellent and makes a really soft, drapable quilt. Hobbs has just a little loft to it and gives beautiful definition to your quilting.
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Walmart sells several different types of batting, so I can't really tell where the problem is. I buy (from Walmart)the 80/20 blend and it does great. It's the same thickness as warm and natural, just a bit cheaper and very little shrink. There isn't much loft to it, so you won't have the puffy look. If you are using the low loft poly there won't be a puffy look either.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:03 AM
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warm & natural,
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Dream Poly
Dream Wool
Dream Bamboo
Dream Orient
Dream Cotton

those are the ones i use most often-
every quilt is different- I use the batt that works for that quilt-
it is important to read the packaging- some batts need to be quilted every 2" some you can have up to 10" between quilting lines-
they come in lots of different (lofts) thicknesses- some are very very flat/thin- some are very (fluffy) lofty ---up to an inch! some are good for tied quilts- some are not.
some batts do not shrink at all- some a little- some alot-
some can be washed and dried at normal settings- some need special care- Read the packaging and use the batt that will work for your project
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:04 AM
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Hi Scissor Queen
When you order Hobbs by the case do you get the Hobbs Heirloom 80/20? Do you hand quilt? If so, how does this batting quilt?
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:13 AM
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My very favorite batting is Fairfield Softtouch. ($40 for a queen size!) Oh, it drapes like melted butter....

But I can't afford it, so I buy Hobbs Polydown. It is 108" wide and a 30 yard roll. Cost is $86, plus $25 shipping.
It makes my quilts drape nicely. I've been very pleased with this batting.

http://www.longarmsupplies.net/hobbs...wnbatting.aspx
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for all the input....The word drapy was the discriptive word I was trying to use. I will try this batting next quilt. Thanks
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:22 AM
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Hey I found the Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 on sale at connecting threads for only 20.99 for king size.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:19 AM
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The Polydown from Connecting Threads is not the same as the rolled batting. I purchased a case from CT and was soooo disapointed, I had a hard time using it all up. Maybe you could share a roll with someone, just to try it out.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:20 AM
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My favorite is warm & natural.
It's all I use. :-D
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