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Thread: Batting for Table Runners

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    Been working on some table runners. Has been ages since I did last one & wondered what batting you all use? I don't want poufy.....just something to hold the stitches.At one time,I split batting to have a very thin batt. Don't remember what one I used.

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    Warm and Natural 100% cotton is pretty flat, it is what I use :D:D:D

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    Warm & Natural also.

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    Warm and natural or warm and white..

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    I use Warm and Natural, too. I sometimes add a layer of insul-brite, if it's going to have hot dishes on it!

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    Another vote for warm & natural. The addition of insulbrite is a good idea, too!

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    Warm & Natural, dream cotton or even flannel if you want super thin,

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    I use Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon. Great for smaller things. Draps beautifully and is so easy to quilt

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    I don't know for sure what it is called, but I found some stuff at my local quilt shop for $2.99 yd that I use. I think they referred to it as needle punch. I have a bunch done, they just need to be bound. I also use it for placemats, and I know my mil loves the ones we did for her.

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    You must have a great LQS.There's not much of anything in the LQS here for that price.Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by hsquiltingmom
    I don't know for sure what it is called, but I found some stuff at my local quilt shop for $2.99 yd that I use. I think they referred to it as needle punch. I have a bunch done, they just need to be bound. I also use it for placemats, and I know my mil loves the ones we did for her.

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    Ok I have a question...when you use the insul-brite I was told to make sure that the silver side is facing the bottom...so for the sandwich, it would be the backing, insul-brite silver side against backing, then batting, then the top...can't remember y I was told that but at the time it made sense....

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    Warm and natural. Easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandme26
    Warm and natural. Easy to use.
    I second the vote on Warm and Natural, it lays nice and is easy to work with.

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    If I use anything at all I like a piece of flannel in there. It's not too heavy, but it gives the runner enough body to quilt and not so thick that things tip over when placed on it.

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    I just did a table topper -

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-67572-1.htm

    and I used Warm and Natural. I looked great but I was displeased with the bulk. I thought it was too thick for that application when I was done. Before I did it the DD suggested a layer of flannel instead of batting - wish I had done that (just my opinion you understand . . . :-) )

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    That's very pretty.Amazing how so many quilty pretties are learning experiences. The last runner I made used flannel as batting.It worked fine, but thought maybe there was a new thin batt just for runners,mats etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    I just did a table topper -

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-67572-1.htm

    and I used Warm and Natural. I looked great but I was displeased with the bulk. I thought it was too thick for that application when I was done. Before I did it the DD suggested a layer of flannel instead of batting - wish I had done that (just my opinion you understand . . . :-) )

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    I like pellon fleece or thermolam plus. They lay flatter and are a little stiffer. I also use these products for all wallhangings. They also dont get that ugly fold after storing them folded.

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    I only use Warm and Natural. I like the low loft for table runners

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    My LQS carries quilters felt for just that purpose.

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    That's new to me. Will look to see what it is.Thanks for sharing .
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni M
    My LQS carries quilters felt for just that purpose.

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    I use Warm and Natural or quilters felt. FYI - when making table runners - you may want to preshrink all including the batting. I like a flat runner. I h ave seen some were the backing shrunk more than the top and it never layed smooth again.

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    I use iron on pellon fleece. Lays flat, is easy to work with and doesn't shrink.

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    there is s "Pellon fleece" sold at joann's that is good for table runners and other items that need thin batting. I think that the price was $4.99 yd , 100% poly and is about 45 in wide. It is located with the interfacings. It is thin adding body to project but not bulk. Using coupon makes is reasonable. I have used it and it is nice. I do not think thtat this is iron on kind.

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    Thanks,all.I'll have some new batting fabrics to check out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    Ok I have a question...when you use the insul-brite I was told to make sure that the silver side is facing the bottom...so for the sandwich, it would be the backing, insul-brite silver side against backing, then batting, then the top...can't remember y I was told that but at the time it made sense....
    There are directions on the InsulBrite packaging on how to do it. When I make potholders, I put one layer silver side up and two layers of Warm n Natural underneath.

    For table runners, I like to do the same. That way you can put a hot dish on it without having to worry about the table. It definitely makes it a poufy table runner if you use 3 layers.

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