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Thread: Which batting to use

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    I'm sorta a beginner and never know (or remember) which batting to use! I am working on a quilt to be used by my niece at summer cmp. I chose low loft figuring it is for summer and shouldn't be too heavy. But when cutting it today and making the sandwich at first it appeared very thin! When I picked it up to get a feel for it I liked it better, but now I'm not sure if it will be okay (I didn't sew it yet, thought I'd come to the experts). Is low loft the way to go for a summer blanket??

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    I always use Warm & Natural on everything I do.

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    I don't know what that is. . . by me the available one is PolyFil Polyester Batting - and it comes in different sizes but you choose either Low Loft or High Loft.

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    I always use
    Warm & Natural it is 100% cotton and very low loft. It doesn't get hot in the summer since it is cotton. It comes in natural and white depending on the color of your fabric. When in doubt always get the natural colored one. A queen size bat will do 4 baby quilts which is more economical than buying crib size. Use a 50% off coupon at Joanns and it is very inexpensive!

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    I love warm and natural but I use poly too. The low loft gives a lighter feel to a quilt and my kids like that in the warmer weather. I have had no problems with it. Go ahead and use it. It'll be fine.

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    Use the low loft. The high loft is for comforters and crafts.

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    Thanks guys! I think I just panicked because when set against the black front it appeared practically transparent so I thought it would be too thin. But when I picked it up and held it, I realized that it will be perfect!

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    also the poly will be good for a summercamp experience. warm and natural needs a little more care than poly does and at camp the quilt will get washed more (hopefully). definitely will get rougher use. i think you made the right choice.

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    Just follow the quilting requirements on the packaging and it will be fine :D:D:D

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    We had a Long Arm Quilter from our quild do a talk on battings two weeks ago. She uses Quilters Dream Batting. Here is a web site to check out. www.quiltersdreambattin.com

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    Opps, sorry, I hate this keyboard. www.quiltersdreambatting.com

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    I have heard good on both batting, but have not really done any big quilts yet. Penny

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    I used a thin low loft 100% polyester batting for my quilt as it is going to be washed often and I thought it was thin to begin with but after I hand quilted it, it seemed to fluff up really nicely and I am pleased now I did not go for a thicker one. The lady in the quit shop advised me to go with the thinner one, I was glad I took her advise as I would have gone for the thicker one. My quilt is nice and soft and cuddly, I will be using this again.

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    you guys are the best - now I'm sorry I didn't sew it together last night! I'm sorta doing a different style this time based on what she likes (its a surprise for her!) Instead of the sandwich type I'm going to be doing right sides together and turning it and then adding a trim to the top side. One side is zebra print and the top is solid black with a 4' peace sign! (you should have seen hubby and me making the template for it!)I then embroidered and appliqued her name down the center spoke of the peace sign. So it was too much work to redo in case I had the wrong batting so I waited on sewing it together till I checked with the experts! Can't wait to get back to it tonight! I'll post pictures when it is done. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewYearsOld
    We had a Long Arm Quilter from our quild do a talk on battings two weeks ago. She uses Quilters Dream Batting. Here is a web site to check out. www.quiltersdreambattin.com
    I really like Quilter's Dream batting, too, because you can have your quilting more than 4 inches apart. I think it may be between 8-12 inches apart, actually. Using quilt shop quality flannel for the backing will add some extra weight to the quilt, too, but flannel isn't so great for the summer!

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    Whow! I'm especially fond of High loft. I do all my Qts in that. I have only recently started to FMQ I hope that wont be a propblem. Theresse

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    Could someone please clue me into the initial abbreviations this forum uses? I guess LQS is local quilt shop but haven't got the other ones yet. Like FMQ and DL, DIL. I'm a little slow on somethings but like to quilt. Thanks

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