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Thread: Batting For Tied Quilts?

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    What would be the best batting for tied quilts? I don't want major shrinkage or big lumps where the batting bunches up after washing. What would be the best to use?

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    I aways use Warm & Naturle Have no problems with it..

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    Read the packages carefully, some need to be fastened 2" apart, some 6 or more. They all say on package or tags.

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    Warm and Natural or Dream Cotton, hands down no question about it.

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    I don't care for flat battings for tied quilts, so I usually use a high-loft poly batting. It MUST be bonded so it doesn't fall apart in the wash. As Moonpi said, the package will tell you how closely it must be quilted/tied in order to prevent that from happening.

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    I use flannel. It is warm, soft and won't bunch ever!! :roll:

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    My MIL taught me to use sheets inside of tied quilts. She has always used them.

    I made 6 tied quilts with sheets. The first quilt I had ever made I made for my DH. He loves to wrap himself up in it. I have washed it and washed it. There is not a rip in it. It has not shrunk or puckered even though it is all cotton.

    If my first quilt can hold up to all of that and you like a quilt that is warm in the winter (it gets really cold here) and cool in the summer, this is the quilt for you.

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    Warm and natural comes on big rolls and is like a pad, meshed together. Joanns has it it available by the yard. I like the one that is poly cotton. It is on sale a lot.

    You can buy inexpensive blankets or old ones from thrift stores. Flannel is good. Fleece is on sale a lot, walmart has some as cheap as 3 dollars. This can be used as he back or inside. :D

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