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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hey I found the Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 on sale at connecting threads for only 20.99 for king size.

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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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    My favorite is warm & natural.
    It's all I use. :-D

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    i always use an 80/20. i don't care for the puffy look

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    I use Warm and natural. My machine does weird stuff when I use anything else. It does not like poly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemState
    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?
    HI GemState.... I wouldn't try to use Hobbs 80/20. There is a scrim embedded in the batting which makes hand quilting a little harder. I heard from people who hand quilt to check out Quilter's Dream batting. I don't remember which one is the best for hand quilting.

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    Hey ManiacQuilter, thanks for the heads up. I usually use Warm and Natural/White and find it to work well. Maybe I will just stick to what I have been doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2
    Quote Originally Posted by GemState
    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?
    HI GemState.... I wouldn't try to use Hobbs 80/20. There is a scrim embedded in the batting which makes hand quilting a little harder. I heard from people who hand quilt to check out Quilter's Dream batting. I don't remember which one is the best for hand quilting.
    I hand quilted some Quilter's Dream Request weight. Like quilting thru butter!! The Hobbs Heirloom doesn't have a scrim but it's resin bonded. I really like it for machine quilting.

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