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Old 08-19-2010, 03:05 PM
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Has anyone quilted stirch in the ditch on the machine with high loft batting? I want this quilt to be soft and squeezably lovable.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:11 PM
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I just did one with hi loft batting. I used the 505 spray to baste it and flannel backing and it came out great.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:54 PM
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When I want a higher loft I use double batting . One layer of a Warm and natural( or similiar) , the next a low loft poly . It gives great texture and is much more easily quilted. I switched to this after having some "issues" with stiching in the ditch on high loft.
It also gives the puckers when washed a bit more fluff. Try it on a small sample piece.
For extra soft , try using Minkee for the backing, its really really soft and quite irresistable.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:22 PM
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I don't like to machine quilt hi-loft batting. It is harder to work with and would make SID even harder than it is. (I don't do SID anymore because it generates too much anxiety in me, and the inevitable deviations from the ditch drive me crazy!) Puckers are also much more likely when machine quilting high-loft batting.

If you want loft, my suggestion would be Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. It has a higher loft than many battings but is still reasonably easy to machine quilt. It is also a very soft batting.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lori S
When I want a higher loft I use double batting . One layer of a Warm and natural( or similiar) , the next a low loft poly .
What a great idea.
I will use this on my DGS's nappy quilt cover!
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:37 PM
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I use high loft when I am tying a quilt, but I don't like to quilt with it. For me it is just to hard to handle.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:01 PM
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Thank you all. I think you saved me from making a huge mistake
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:05 PM
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I just did it once, what a mess that was! I like the idea of the layer of cotton & low loft, though, think I will try that.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:48 PM
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On a machine quilting frame I've not had difficulty with fluffy batting.

Never tried it by domestic machine nor by hand.
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