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Thread: Iron on batting

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    Iron on batting

    I have just purchased by mail order 2 metres of iron on batting/wadding.
    I am surprised at how thin it is. Is this correct?
    it feels and looks same thickness as normal 100% cotton. It would not produce a puffy quilting.
    Just amazed. Will use it in bags etc not for the quilt I purchased itfor.
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    I've never used it - will it expand once it is washed?

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    Don't thick so Quiltingcandy.
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    I have never used the iron on batting even from Hobbs. Too afraid I will mess it up. I still pin baste my quilts.
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    I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible and it us about the same as other 80/20 batts. It does puff up a little when washed but if you want more loft, polyester is better for that.

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    I tried it and it was okay. I am not a real fan of it. I do use a thin batting though. I have noticed it seems to be thinner now than before. I love "Warm and Natural"
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    The only iron on batting that I have used is for placemats, table toppers or runners. I have found it in two thicknesses--both are thinner than what I would put in a quilt, but are very sturdy. I like it very much, for those applications. I learned early, that you MUST PRESS, NOT IRON so that you do not distort the fabric.
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    I just bought a yard+ of this yesterday. It looks like warm and natural as far as comparing batts goes.

    I've designed myself into a corner on a wall quilt I'm working on, the background is english paper piecing, and big poppys appliqued on.

    The epp is 3" diamonds and I realized binding would be a problem because the points would be covered As it is a wall quilt I'm just going to iron (press) the batt and not put a back on at all. I'll trim the batt back to just below the points when the quilting and applique is finished. We'll see how it plays out, this is the first time using for me Dotty.

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    I thought it was going to be as thick as 80/20 but it is more like interfacing thickness. Will use it for bags where I don't want a thickness.
    Thanks everyone for your replies you all seem to be of the same idea as myself.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    The one and only time I used fusible batting it bled through to the face fabric and didn't come out when washed. I ended up sending the quilt to the June Tailor company. They reimbursed me for the batting and somehow were able to get most of it out. They must have needed a really strong chemical because the quilt stunk so bad when it came back. I rewashed it 3 times before I could send it on to the hospital.
    So needless to say I've gone back to pinning. SVAL

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