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Thread: Draping table runner...batting????

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    Senior Member MoMoSews's Avatar
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    I've tried to search for an answer to this question, with no luck, so sorry if this has been discussed before. I want to make some long table runners that will drape over the ends of the table. Warm and Natural batting is too stiff. Does anyone use an alternative batting or something else all together?

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    What about just flannel?

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    I find W&N to drape well for me. However, if you want a really soft look, use flannel or fleece, or leave it out all together.

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    I agree that flannel may be the softest, most drapable. It also will lay nice and flat too. :D:D:D

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    When I have needed something not as heavy, but still with some weight, I have used a light-weight courdury (?spelling) for the backing and do not use a filler. When quilting this free hand, it creates a unique appearance, and when I have a forgiving front panel, I actually free hand a unique pattern with the back side of the fabric up. Sorry have no pictures to show. But flannel is also a great alternative....

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    I just used fabric with no batting. I also used that method to make covers for my sofa arms so cat doesn't damamge if she jumps up.

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    Quilter's Dream select weight cotton is very thin and very drapable after it's quilted.

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    Unless I have a particular reason to add batting to a table runner (eg. one that might be also be used as a mat for hot dishes), I see no need for it. I have used interfacing on occasion to give one a little more body. I also often use decorator fabric which is a little heavier anyway.

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    Have you ever tried Hobbs Thermore Batting?
    It's very light weight. :)

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...g_TD20825.html

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    I use flannel for small projects. I can get it on sale, which cuts down costs and it is 100% cotton. I don't use fleece on placemats or table runners because it is not cotton and we might want to place hot items on them.

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    there are lots of thin batts on the market- any thin batting will work- or flannel- or even just a layer of muslin-

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    How about a piece of thicker muslin? I have used it for placemats and it is fabulous.

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    i always use 80/20 cotton,that is just my personal preference, I love the puckered look
    It still drapes nicely and it looks very nice.

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    Flannel

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    Pellon makes an interfacing with low loft for placemats and table runners. It is 45" wide and available in both fusible and sew-in. I sold it at JoAnn's in the 90s and recently bought some more there.

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    See if you can locate an old sheet blanket. They give a little loft but are very drapable.

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    I've used flannel several times and found that it works great.

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    Thanks everyone! Looks I have lots of options :thumbup:

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