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Thread: Batting

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    Senior Member rrhaigh's Avatar
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    I ordered 10 packages of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly batting but received their Poly Down 100% polyester batting instead. Now I need to decide if I should keep it or send it back. I am curious how others like100% poly batting. I have never used it before. How do you like it compared to 80/20 and why? Pros/cons? Very curious.

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    I really like it. Nice loft if you like that look.

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    contact them right away. they probably will just send the correct batting and tell you to keep what they sent in error.
    I used to use poly batting but only if it was very thin. i don't like puffy quilts. other than that, it's fine.
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    I like both battings ... but if you like the crinkled look .. the Poly Down will not shrink. On the plus side for poly down... it dries much faster. The poly down will be a bit warmer , but lighter weight . I found I like the weight of cotton to sleep under, but like the warmth of poly.
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    I always hear that polyester batting comes through your quilt and beards. So, I've never used it. Is that true?
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    why not try one & decide how YOU like it- just because i like it doesn't mean you will.
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    I would call the company even if you like the batting because they do need to be made aware of the error on their part. And then try one of the battings to see if you like it. if you don't then pass it on or send it back depending on what the company has you do.
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    I don't like 100% poly. I almost always use the Hobbs Heirloom. I like the way it drapes.

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    I've used the poly down and it worked up great! It's very soft, but warmer than cotton and won't shrink. You will get a smoother look after washing, so if you want the crinkled look, poly down isn't for you.

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    It depends on what you want to make with it and how you are going to quilt it. I find 80/20 easier to FMQ with. Polyester if it's low loft, will be fine to hand quilt with and even good for FMQ projects. It really is a personal preference with batting.I would contact the company and tell them of the mix up. If they will allow you to keep the poly and send you the ones you really wanted with no extra charge, then I'd be happy. If they want you to send it back, make sure they will pay for shipping it back because it wasn't your fault.

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    I almost always have used poly batting, high loft and I love it. I was just at my Son's new home and saw two old quilts. I remembered some of the squares in them, he said I had made them, many years ago, I had forgotten. Long story short. I had used poly batting in them, they were so worn some of the squares were totally gone but the batting was still there.
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    I like the Hobbs Polydown for certain projects...and just ordered some more of it. It's very easy to sew and I had no trouble with it coming through my fabrics. I quilt on my home sewing machine and this batting makes that easier because you can really scrunch it up to go through the arm...and it's lightweight so no sore arms.

    But...when I want that crinkled antique look, I use the Hobbs 80/20 or Warm and Natural.

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