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Thread: Do you use batting in your table runners/toppers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewlmatesister
    My friends and I use Thermore, it so soft and hand quilts like butter!
    I also like Hobbs Thermore batting...very thin so the runner lays flat, but shows the quilting lines.

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    Some I do and some I don't. It is according if it is for someone who will really appreciate it or for someone who may not even look twice at it.

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    Like the feel of batting and love to hand quilt a little runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    I always use Insulbrite so hot things can be put on them and then spray them with Scotch guard fabric spray to protect from spills They wash up wonderful.
    Great ideas, Jagsd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    I was making a Christmas Tree Skirt and the instructions suggested using felt as this gave a lovely feel to the finished item. As felt on the roll is prohibitively expensive here, I bought some white fleece.

    It is an absolute joy to use and the skirt did not need to be quilted at all as a result. i would certainly use this for table runners in future and probably would not use any backing fabric either.
    Is this the fleece like sweatshirts are made of or something else? Can't think what you mean by fleece !

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    In the past I have used fleece or runners or table toppers. Just gives the project a little body.

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    I have always used flannel or felt for my table runners.

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    Sometimes I use batting and sometimes not. I like the cheap fleece throws (about $2.00 each) They make really nice batting for table runners and candle mats. You can get quite a few out of one throw.

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    I use flannel - always wash it first bacause it may shrink.

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    Finished table runner and used Thermore batting, just happen to find a bag of it in my sewing closet. It looks pretty cute, sorry photo isn't too great. May in Jersey

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    I always do because I like the feel and look much better.

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    Great idea I am going to try it. I have 4 to finish up.
    Thanks!

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    I've done it both ways. Lately, I've just been putting a layer of flannel between my top and back and it gives it a nice weight.

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    Gale,
    newbie here, is this iron interfacing like (heatnbond) ultrahold, iron on adhesive? I was going to post a picture but, everything I try to post it says the quiltboard says no.

    Thank you,
    Tina
    Last edited by teraulerson; 10-05-2017 at 08:41 AM. Reason: adding my name

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    Use batting and maybe also Insulbrite.

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    Yes, I always do use batting; specifically, I prefer Soft n' Bright needled polyester batting, 1/8" thick by the Warm Company. It is perfect for table runners!

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    I like the feel of a little bit of "umph" in my table runners and placemats. Think they look better and stay straighter with it. Also been using batting as a stablizer on these book pocket pillows that seems to be the hit these days. Using my scraps for the stablizer so the font stitching doesn't bunch up.
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    I made a table topper with batting that was too thick. My friend told me to quilt it heavily, so I did a small meander on it. (Is that a stipple?) That worked beautifully! The center was a medallion of a large flower so I sort of outlined the flower. That made that part pouf up a little and the back looks extra beautiful as the pattern is sewn into the plain fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33 View Post
    After buying a runner kit at Novi and inside was iron interfacing I now use this and love it.
    Gale
    on on the whole runner? Stiff or soft? Might try that

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