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Thread: Do you have pictures of quilts made with high loft batting?

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    I know this subject has been covered a million times, and I have been searching this topic for days,

    I have only ever used warm and natural - But I really want to make a comforter puffy style quilt with my next project,
    There are so many batting to choose from I know
    I am intrested in Quilters dream supreme or Puff

    does anyone have pictures of quilts made with either of these? My local stores dont carry it to feel and see so I will have to buy online .
    thanks all for your help. linz

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    I don't, but in the past when I've used hi loft batting I either tied or tacked them. Just a thought.:)

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    I tried to FMQ on my domestic a baby sized one and eventually gave up. It really puckered. Can't say I will ever try to use it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvspaper
    I tried to FMQ a baby sized one and eventually gave up. It really puckered.
    hmm really?

    I just want a thicker look to my next project.
    I have read some ppl double up on warm and natural - do you have to bind them together first?

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    I thought I remember seeing one here.... from someone overseas - I thought they said that that batting was what was more available there. Anyway, I thought it looked nice!

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    This was my first pieced quilt - about 50X60", high loft poly batting with flannel top and backing.

    It was my first free-motion quilting and it was done on a Singer 401 - so I was really batting a thousand when it came to choosing things that made quilting more difficult. There wasn't anyone around to tell me that I shouldn't do any of these things for my first quilt, so that's what I did. :mrgreen: It was fortunate, in a way because I'm not afraid of trying anything, now. LOL!
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    I think I sewed all the long seams with decorative stitches to hold it all together before I did any FMQ.

    You know, I don't think I even knew to pin the layers together with safety pins at that point - I think I straight-pinned along each seam just before I sewed.

    I did use an even feed foot at that stage and those things really work.

    Go ahead and give it a shot - I love the puffy look on childrens' quilts! If I'd have known it was possible, I'd have probably tried to double the batt in this one, too.

    I made one for her brother right after this one, but by that time, I'd gotten tired of banging my head against brick walls and had done enough research to know that flannel isn't the greatest thing for a newbie to start with, much less high loft poly and FMQ on a slant-needle machine. I had also learned about safety pinning and tagging guns. :lol:

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    Thanks for the pictures!
    Do you remember what brand of batting you used?

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    I haven't done one of my own quilts in awhile....but I use to use dream puff all the time..I love it. I have also doubled up and used Hobbs poly down several times.

    Here is a post where I doubled up

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95504-1.htm

    Dream puff isn't as poofy as this.....I love the poofy look myself....but I know not everyone does.

    I also quilt on a long arm...I can't imagine doubling up and pushing it through my domestic machine...that is for someone who has the patience of a saint..LOL....just my two cents worth.

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    Just to stretch the thought here. I have quilted my own and customer quilts with a double batting, cotton/ wool, wool being on top. You have to remember how warm Poly is... very warm! A double cotton gives you more texture also. I have done trapunto also, that is with Poly cut away in an area to give more definition to a quilt. Great for an art quilt.

    If you want to use the quilt, I always prefer a natural fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    This was my first pieced quilt - about 50X60", high loft poly batting with flannel top and backing.

    It was my first free-motion quilting and it was done on a Singer 401 - so I was really batting a thousand when it came to choosing things that made quilting more difficult. There wasn't anyone around to tell me that I shouldn't do any of these things for my first quilt, so that's what I did. :mrgreen: It was fortunate, in a way because I'm not afraid of trying anything, now. LOL!
    LOL! I love your quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linz83
    Thanks for the pictures!
    Do you remember what brand of batting you used?
    Not for sure - it was either Mountain Mist or Fairfield - whatever Joann had - probably Fairfield - is that the one with a rag doll & teddy bear on their packages of fiberfil? That's the brand I used, but in batting, not loose fiberfil. :)


    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG

    LOL! I love your quilt!
    Thank you. :) I know it's not especially pretty and the mistakes all but scream at you as soon as you look at it, but I like it, too. It's three years old and still being dragged around and cuddled, so it's served its purpose. :)

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    I have doubled up using warm & natural on the bottom and low loft poly on the top. It gives more height to the area's plus its warmer. When its washed the crinkles do not lay flat they stay more puffed. I really like this effect.

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    If you want a sample of Quilter's Dream Puff, I think Quiltbug.com offers free batting samples from the "quilter's dream" line. The samples come stapled all on one pamphlet, and are small, but at least it would give you a little bit of a feel for it.

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    Our Linus group uses a high loft poly batting and I find it very difficult to quilt even on my Mega Quilter. But it does make wonderfully soft, fluffy quilts for the children. Have fun with it. Maybe you can do a test on a sandwiched piece before you quilt the entire quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linz83
    I know this subject has been covered a million times, and I have been searching this topic for days,

    I have only ever used warm and natural - But I really want to make a comforter puffy style quilt with my next project,
    There are so many batting to choose from I know
    I am intrested in Quilters dream supreme or Puff

    does anyone have pictures of quilts made with either of these? My local stores dont carry it to feel and see so I will have to buy online .
    thanks all for your help. linz
    Have made a few..best to tie them or do minimal stitch in the ditch...so they stay puffy.

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    [quote=charismah]I haven't done one of my own quilts in awhile....but I use to use dream puff all the time..I love it. I have also doubled up and used Hobbs poly down several times.


    Looks very cool!!
    :D I think I might play around with doubling up and see what I think of that, Because I want the poofiest look I can get!!

    Thanks everyone for pictures!! :thumbup:

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    [quote=charismah]I haven't done one of my own quilts in awhile....but I use to use dream puff all the time..I love it. I have also doubled up and used Hobbs poly down several times.

    Here is a post where I doubled up

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95504-1.htm quote]


    Charismah, as always your quilting is stunning. I can only pray to do the fabulous work you do. You truly have a gift!

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