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    Unhappy batting

    three days ago I went to Joann and bought some fiberfill batting . all the pre bagged batting was on sale for 40% off so I bought a middle priced one. I bought a High loft . so everything should have been fine went home and finished the quilt now I hand tied it . this quilt was a gift for a friend and I had been very careful with all my seems and not to spill my coffee on it (LOL) I desided to wash the quilt before I gave it to my friend and you guessed it the batting decenagrated I was so heart sick I took the quilt apart and there was just nothing there. So now I have to redo

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    Do you remember the brand name?? I have bought several and so far have not had any problems. Want to avoid that one!!

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    I believe the clue here is the word "fiberfill" To me that means something to stuff toys and animals and not quilt batting.

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    I Just found the bag it came in can you believe it the name was mountain mist it8s the first time ive had trouble with any batting and ive been quilting for over twenty years

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    What did the bag say about the quilting spacing? It should say quilt no more than X number of inches apart. maybe this one needed to be quilted closer together rather than tying? Which specific Mountain Mist product was it? they make lots.
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    Ok no today i learned something new i've never looked at the writting at the bottom of the bag I've just always bought the same batting with the difference of loft the bag says for best resluts tie or stich no farther then 5 inches apart. oh well live and learn If my mom was still able she would have been able to point out the flaw.

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    Well doesn't that make you mad enough to chew nails and spit rust, as my granny used to say. I have never heard of a batt doing that. I would call the company or email and see if they will send you out a new batt and reimburse your cost of the first one.

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    I have never had any do that even when I wash stuffed toys I have used it in. I agree with Tartan I would email the company.

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    I used a bamboo fiberfill for a quilt and while it was a total mess with bits of fiberfill all over the house while I was quilting it together it was the softest and nicest feeling quilt i have done. even after washing it still had the filling in there. that is just weird that it did that.
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    Unfortunately, most poly battings have to be quilted/tied closer than a cotton batt. I use poly batting and get good results. I like it better for quilts where I don't want shrink, or quilts that need to be warm. Some are obviously better quality than others - I like Hobbs Poly Down (currently on sale at Connecting Threads). If you tied the quilt, it should be relatively easy to take apart and add new batting. You will have to chalk this one up to a learning experience....one that you will never repeat, I am sure.

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    batts that are recommended/ good for tied quilts say so on the packaging! you should always read the packaging carefully to see what the quilting recommendations are- some batts require being quilted every 2" (very dense quilting) if you use one of those for a tied quilt it will not hold up if washed-
    you really need to find one that says- good choice for tied quilts. the quilting recommendations on a batting package are important information- you can always do more than the recommendation- but the results if you do less are seldom good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Well doesn't that make you mad enough to chew nails and spit rust, as my granny used to say. I have never heard of a batt doing that. I would call the company or email and see if they will send you out a new batt and reimburse your cost of the first one.

    I would not expect them to replace it or give any other compensation, they is why one should always read. I do a large stipple or meander and know it will work out. I use to buy Mountain Mist batting years ago, haven't seen it for years. I only tie comforters, never quilts.
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    So sorry this happened to you....Hope through the frustration your quilt turns out!! I use Warm and natural for everything....you can layer it to get a higher loft but you can quilt it up to 10" a part. Maybe for tied it would work for you!! Happy Quilting!
    *Rachel*

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    well today I went down and bought new poly batting a lot better brand finished up the quilt and it came out beautiful that is one mistake that will never be repeted in my house ever again the one I did buy was soft and crafty can't say enough good things about this brand thanks to all for their help feel much better now

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    Although I have never used it, when we got our APQS long arm & took training it was recommended not to use this particular brand because it didn't hold together as well for loading over the rollers & the density wasn't as consistent.
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