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Need the skinny on batting.

Old 10-10-2020, 02:39 AM
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Default Need the skinny on batting.

I don't know where to begin when it comes to batting. I need a lesson or series of lessons on choosing batting for specific purposes. There are so many choices out there. Is there a book: Batting 101?
Perhaps you could tell me what not to do, all of your mistakes, how would you do it over if you could?
Any discussion will be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-10-2020, 02:57 AM
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Your LQS should be able to give you a lot of information on the different batting they sell. I live in a warm climate so I usually buy a low loft batting such as Warm and Natural. I have made quilts with a higher loft when I hand tie them and they are soft and fluffy to cuddle up with. The batting pretty much depends on the project. I use fusible batting when I am making totes or purses. You could also go to You Tube and search for different battings. Good luck.
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Since I do my own quilting, my favourite batt is Hobbs 80/30 fusible.
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This article provides quite a lot of information about batting:

https://www.ageberry.com/best-quilt-...t...%20More%20

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My favorite - in my stash - is Dream poly 80/20. I use it for machine embroidery projects and use it for quilts too. It can be doubled with good results. For example, the first layer of batting is put in with the machine embroidery/applique blocks. Then the quilt blocks are sewn together. The second layer of batting and backing is quilted with the top

Info here. I use the one in the pink bag.

https://www.quiltersdreambatting.com...rs-dream-poly/
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Thanks to all. I looked on Mr. Google and found a great deal of info. Leah Day had a good video. I have a lot of study left to do.
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I purchased Krista Moser's recently published book about batting and found it very, very helpful. Here's a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Bat.../dp/1947163256
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When I wanted to purchase a roll of batting, I tried one batting after the other till I found one that I liked the wrinkle and weight of the quilt after I washed it. I went with Warm and Bright, 100% cotton batting. It's white not beige and seems to work for most projects. I do occasionally go with Thermore when I want thin with no batting puckers. Never tried wool but I do have a bag just waiting for the right project. I then purchased an entire roll at 50%off, free shipping from J's.
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Originally Posted by TheMerkleFamily View Post
I purchased Krista Moser's recently published book about batting and found it very, very helpful. Here's a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Bat.../dp/1947163256
I purchased her book when it first came out and agree it is very helpful in describing battings and uses. If you go to her website https://www.kristamoser.com she has a video on her blog that describes what's in her book. Well worth the purchase price.
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BattleAxe... Reading all the stuff, and considering the pro's/con's noted still leave me somewhat confused. What has been best for me was to use a specific batting in a quilt and make my own observations.

What was it like to work with as I made the sandwich? while quilted?
Results with dense quilting? vs. spacious quilting?
Cuddle-ability? vs. Stiffness?
After laundering?
Thickness/Bulk ... before, during, and after quilting ... and after laundering?
Crinkly-ness of the quilt after laundering?

Of course, some of the answers will differ, depending on if you do dense quilting or minimal. So a batting you absolutely love, you may hate the next quilt, if you change the quilting intensity.
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