Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Favorite batting?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    12

    Favorite batting?

    I like a nice cotton batting. What is your favorite brand? Do you buy it online and if so, from where?

  2. #2
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    I really like warm and natural.....and warm and white.....I buy queen size packages from either Joann or Hobby Lobby...especially when they have free shipping......My friends buy a whole roll with coupon but I don't have space for it....and since I only make lap size quilts for charity....works for me
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  3. #3
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,204
    warm and natural is by far my favorite.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  4. #4
    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    5,873
    Warm & White or Warm & Natural.
    Neesie


    By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
    ~Richard Dawkins

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,796
    Hobbs 80/20 fusible is ,y favourite for machine quilting. For hand quilting I like Mountain mist pre packaged stuff from Walmart.

  6. #6
    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Fox Valley Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,932
    I love Quilter's Dream cotton batting...and my second favorite would be Hobb's Heirloom 80/20.

  7. #7
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,829
    Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 or Quilter's Dream Request weight. I call Warm and Natural, warm and naturally stiff as a board. LOL I think the scrim makes it really stiff if you quilt it closer than the 10 inches apart it says is the max.

  8. #8
    Super Member jcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Small town in Northeast Oregon close to Washington and Idaho
    Posts
    2,734
    Blog Entries
    5
    Wool batting is my favorite.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

  9. #9
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    12,669
    For cotton, I use Warm and White or Warm and Natural, and I haven't had any problems with stiffness. I really can't tell that there's a scrim in there. I recently tried Soft and Bright, a poly batt by the same company, and I really liked the quilting definition, as well as the soft feeling of the batting. Some of the cheaper poly batts feel "yucky" to me.

  10. #10
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,027
    Blog Entries
    1
    I prefer Hobbs 80/20, order it by the roll from Marshall's Dry Goods

  11. #11
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,303
    Blog Entries
    1
    wool batting is my favorite too- i also have tried and love all of the batts from the Dream company---dream wool, dream orient, dream silk, dream bamboo, dream green...they are all wonderful to work with, needle beautifully, i love them all. when i am not using a dream batt i (generally) am using a hobbs batt- the heirloom, 80/20, hobbs wool, all are very nice. i personally do not use w&n or w/w---but many of my customer's do- so i do quilt with it alot- it's...ok
    but not my preference
    if i can not find a dream batt i go with a hobbs. (when ever i come across a new batt i've never tried before i pick one up & try it. there are so many wonderful batts on the market- i choose my batts by the project it is for- i never restrict myself to one particular batt-fiber or brand
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  12. #12
    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dayton OH
    Posts
    1,884
    Quilters Dream Request is my new favorite. I used to always use Warm & Natural, but came across Quilters Dream Request. It's light weight and I love the way it drapes.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

  13. #13
    Super Member burchquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Holmen, WI
    Posts
    6,447
    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Wool batting is my favorite.
    Mine, too, tho I, too, like Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 when I use cotton. But wool is my favorite by a long shot!
    (`v)
    `*..*
    .
    .*).*)
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

  14. #14
    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stanley NC
    Posts
    975
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 or Quilter's Dream Request weight. I call Warm and Natural, warm and naturally stiff as a board. LOL I think the scrim makes it really stiff if you quilt it closer than the 10 inches apart it says is the max.
    I hand quilt and these are my favs with QD Request at the top of the list. Will use Hobbs 80/20 if I'm in a hurry and can't readily find the QD Request. It's hard to find at a LQS because they usually cater to machine quilters since that's what most quilters do.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Judi in Ohio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    668
    If I use cotton it is Hobb's 80/20. I just bought the Quilter's Dream wool and can hardly wait to use it. I think Quilters Dream is great stuff.
    Judi
    Judi in Ohio

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.