Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 133

Thread: Batting for table runners?

  1. #1
    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    686

    Batting for table runners?

    I attended two craft shows today and was looking at the table runners...most did not have batting or the batting was so thin it felt like the thickness of felt. Are you supposed to put batting in a table runner and if so, what?

  2. #2
    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    686
    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    I attended two craft shows today and was looking at the table runners...most did not have batting or the batting was so thin it felt like the thickness of felt. Are you supposed to put batting in a table runner and if so, what?
    I have had this posted now since Saturday and not one response! I've had 60 views but no responses! On the old format, I would have gotten a lot of answers! Have the helpful people left the board? This never even made it to the top of the "What's New", I guess because it didn't have any responses. The first place I found it was on page 2 of the "What's New"... Strange how this is working... I am posting again...

  3. #3
    Member jraff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Troy, MI
    Posts
    96
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think you've struck the nail on the head. I'm finding it difficult to review posts daily. The newsletter only shows a few topics that are hot. I have been going down a list (one page only) found by heading under the Home tab. But then I can't tell whether I've already looked at them. I wonder how long I'll keep doing it that way.

    I too would like to know what to put in table runners for batting. The first one I made, I didn't think, and just stuck in a poly batt. Then realized the silliness it would cause if you wanted to set centerpiece or tableware on it. I apoligized to the person who bought it at the church craft sale. She didn't seem too concerned. I've seen them without batting, but I think they need a little something in them.
    jraff - quilter wannabee

  4. #4
    Junior Member missionslady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    286

    Batting for Tablerunners

    I just saw your question regarding batting for tablerunners. I've made a number of these and even sold a few. I have always used a light traditional batting. You need something that will give it that quilted look, but without too much bulk. I prefer a cotton batting such as warm and natural, and that has worked great for the ones I have made. I hope you get additional comments, as I'm sure there are some who have made more than I have.


    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    I attended two craft shows today and was looking at the table runners...most did not have batting or the batting was so thin it felt like the thickness of felt. Are you supposed to put batting in a table runner and if so, what?
    Linda
    Pensacola, FL

  5. #5
    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    3,999
    Hi, I just saw this too. You could also use flannel if you want a thinner look or something along those lines. Really it is up to you. I have seen puffier ones that have the polyester batting in them but they look good and a vase with flowers would fit fine. Just what you want and the look you are after. Have fun.
    Sewbeadit
    W. Washington

  6. #6
    Senior Member ShirlR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Beautiful Willamette Valley In Oregon
    Posts
    637
    On one of the tablerunner patterns I just purchased, it suggested useing flannel as the batting. I have a bunch of scrap flannel pieces a friend gave me, so I think I will try that. It's a good way for me to use up the flannel pieces I don't particularly like, and also to keep the runner from being too thick.
    Shirley
    "We shall pass this way on Earth but once; if there is any kindness we can show, or good act we can do, let us do it now, for we will never pass this way again." Stephen Grellet

  7. #7
    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    686
    Thank you all for the reply's, I feel much better...LOL I guess there isn't any quilting police rules on the batting, whatever tickles your fancy...I guess when I see something quilted, I expect a little batting but I can also see the problem with the poly poofyness also. Probably the cotton batting would be the way to go. Thanks again!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    8,276
    I do not think all of the "helpful people" have left this board. I think there is a learning curve that effects the end results any time there is a change or something new going on within a system.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

  9. #9
    BMP
    BMP is offline
    Super Member BMP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,504
    Blog Entries
    4
    I have used flannel and Warm and Natural, if I am using traditional batting I make sure it is quitled pretty closely ( I LA it with a very close meander) it then is fine for setting anything on it without the fear of it tipping ..

  10. #10
    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,393
    I think you're a victim of the new board format to be honest with you. It's a pretty easy question to answer. Things seem to get lost pretty easily here. I don't know why out of 60 people no one answered to be hones with you.

    I use either a heavy muslin, flannel or a VERY thin batting - the kind that looks like felt. If you use a thick batting your table runner will be lumpy lol.

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NE Pa.
    Posts
    1,614
    I just purchased "soft and bright" batting at my local Joann's. It is made by the Warm Company and is a thin batt. Also half the price of warm and natural batt. I plan on using it for my placemats and tablerunner. I feel it will work quite well.

  12. #12
    Senior Member It'sJustMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    SE PA
    Posts
    358
    Blog Entries
    1
    Don't know what you're supposed to do, but do know I would want a little padding for me;
    like has been said - thin traditional bat, or a few layers of flannel.

    (Was on the board both Sat and Sun and truthfully do not recall seeing your post.
    Am still having some problems negotiating our new board, but am getting better.)

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    17
    I always use Warm & White batting, for just about everything, including table runners. It's thin and works quite well!

  14. #14
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,978
    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    I attended two craft shows today and was looking at the table runners...most did not have batting or the batting was so thin it felt like the thickness of felt. Are you supposed to put batting in a table runner and if so, what?
    I like my tablerunners to have some sort of batting too. Usually I use flannel (prewashed & dried) but have also been using an old mattress topper that was mostly still good but worn down in the center. I washed & dried it. Then cut out the worn part. It's already quilted so I can quilt as much or as little as I want.
    I too am having a slow time navigating the new board but haven't had much time on it either.
    Hope that helps a little

  15. #15
    Member abbynjack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    35
    I made 2 Xmas runners and used a thin batting and they turned out fine. Not bulky and lay flat too.
    Hope that helps.
    Sorry, I am new to the board so still finding my way around.
    Debbie

  16. #16
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,481
    I like to use Warm and Natural in mine. It just gives it the right amount of body.

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    1,076
    I use low loft polyester and it certainly isn't puffy.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Bern, NC
    Posts
    13
    I too like to have some filling in my table runners. I use a low loft 80/20 poly/cotton and have had no issues with tipping or anything. Part of that could be beacuse I use a meandering or stippling type quilting so that it lays the batting down. Still get a puffy look but the quilting holds everything down flat.
    www.quiltsbyjessica.wordpress.com

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    170
    I agree with everyone else - sometimes no batting, other times a low loft. Just saw your post now - I'm only on in the morning. And I'm still having a bit of difficulty navigating around the new site also.

  20. #20
    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,998
    Hi, I have 4 table runners that I'm finishing up right now. I use the warm and natural and hand quilt them. I love the look of hand quilting. I've done one for each of the seasons. I think I'll make more so I have one for every month. I love them.

  21. #21
    Senior Member sandyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Appleton, WI
    Posts
    925
    I use cotton batting in most of my table runners, they do not seem bulky at all. Still getting used to new format and a busy weekend.

  22. #22
    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Madison, AL
    Posts
    2,015
    Quilters Dream Poly is nice for Table Runners.
    Fat Quarters have fewer calories than a Hot Fudge Sundae!
    http://debsquiltsandthings.blogspot.com/

  23. #23
    Member sha'z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    50
    Blog Entries
    1
    I used regular batting so I could set a hot serving dish on one (that was made for protecting the table). I'm glad i read your post tho cause I hadn't thought about not needing that much thickness every time. Thanks
    Shaz

  24. #24
    Senior Member CharlotteO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    504
    I've read that a good idea for table runner batting, especially one that might be used frequently, is to use thinsulate or a heat resistant batting.

  25. #25
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    29,671
    Okay, now that you have way more opinions than you needed I will give you one more. I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt in my tablerunners. The fusible keeps them really flat for machine quilting. It is especially nice if your doing the french braid one where you start with a square in the middle and sew and flip the side pieces. I fuse the backing to the batt and the starting square first and sew and fuse the pieces as I go. It keeps everything in place, it's all quilted and all I have to do is trim and bind it.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.