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    I don't pre-shrink batting ever, and rarely do I pre-shrink my fabric. Never a problem.
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    That's true. I hope it won't be too bad. The quilt has been washed a couple of time already, and some puckering has already occurred. But that's a look I like anyway. I may have to get used to the Ultra Fine anyway, it seems to be a lot less expensive than W&N.
    [QOTE=PaperPrincess;5616022]Are you mixing the W&N with the Ultra Fine in the same quilt? Did you pre-shrink the W&N? Warm & Natural is cotton and will shrink when you wash it, like about 3%, resulting in the noticeable puckering craftern1 mentioned. Ultra Fine is polyester and won't shrink at all. This is also why the Ultra Fine slips, because polyester is slippery. If you combine them in the same quilt, you might have an issue.[/QUOTE]

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    That's a great price...not much more than I paid for the Mountain Mist.
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    FYI - At Joann's Veteran's Day sale, which is Nov 8-12, Warm and Natural Packaged Queen Size batting will be on sale for $19.99 each (regular price of $44.99) I'm sending a friend to pick them up for me as I have to work!

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    I prefer Quilter's Dream batting. It doesn't need to be shrunk. I'd rather pay more than have too shrink batting. that said I do order by the roll since I am a longarm quilter.
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    For the vast majority of my quilts I use W&N. It's a combination of price, weight and looks. Most of my quilts are machine quilted either on my sewing machine or when I rent time on a long arm. The place that I rent time sells Hobbs batting and she says she can meet me on price (unless, I have one of those % off coupons on top of the sale price). The next time I need batting (I had just bought 10 or 12 yards when she told me this) I'll try it.

    My very first quilt I was cautioned about the shrinkage and yes, I pre-shrunk my batting. Never again. I for one LOVE the shrinkage. It hides my quilting problems.

    The weight of the quilt for me is good as well - except in a king size quilt -- then it's too heavy. Right now I'm hand quilting a king and I'm using Quilters' Dream for two reasons: the weight and more importantly so I can hand quilt. I did some hand quilting on a quilt for my nephew and thought there was no way I'd do it again. If I could have figured out how to machine quilt it I would have after only a couple of blocks.

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    I have used W&N but I find that it's a little stiff. I've switched to 80/20 batting and really like it so much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slbram17 View Post
    Just my opinion and experience (recent). I purchased W&N years ago and always postponed using it "for something special." Well, I finally got around to using it because to be honest, there's only so much time left to wait (lol).

    I love using it but I ended up needing more batting, and I purchased Mountain Mist Ultra Fine. Big difference in how it handles. I am making the quilt as a quilt as you go, and the Warm and Natural stays in place when I am stitching these long strips. The Ultra Fine has to be hand basted first. Not loving it.

    Serita
    I only use Warm and Natural and Warm and White. Love the stuff! Easy to work with, no basting (I just safety pin everything down. I tie my own quilts (the 52x80 size) and have a friend with a Long Arm do the larger ones for me. The thing I like also is that I can sew pieces of Warm and Natural together for the smaller quilts. I save every piece and utilize them in one way or another having to do with quilting. Seems like everyone else feels the same way about Warm and Natural - Seems like with all the complimenting of the product, we should be given W&N for life just for the free advertising, eh? In my dreams! If Mr. Warm and Natural is reading this, think about it!!!!!! Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Warm & Natural/Warm & White is all I'll use, for quilts. Aside from easy to work with, I like the fact that cotton breathes. I buy it from Hobby Lobby, with a 40% off coupon, off of the roll. I keep promising myself I'll one day just order an entire roll.
    I love those 40% off coupons because they always have them. I just hate that they expire every week so I can't just print some up and leave them in my van. I also prefer warm and natural.

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    I've never used it because it isn't available in any of the stores close by. But, I'm going to order some and see if it works as good as everyone says.
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    I like W&N, but I came across Dream Cotton and I have a new love. I like the Request, which is the lightest weight, so I love the drapability of it. Depending on the project, I'll still use W&N. And btw - W&N makes a great design board material!! Stuff sticks to it real well!
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    Warm and natural , Warm and White is the only batting that I use. I love the way that it handles and sews. I even love it for the hand quilting projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slbram17 View Post
    Just my opinion and experience (recent). I purchased W&N years ago and always postponed using it "for something special." Well, I finally got around to using it because to be honest, there's only so much time left to wait (lol).

    I love using it but I ended up needing more batting, and I purchased Mountain Mist Ultra Fine. Big difference in how it handles. I am making the quilt as a quilt as you go, and the Warm and Natural stays in place when I am stitching these long strips. The Ultra Fine has to be hand basted first. Not loving it.

    Serita
    I order Warm and Natural from Fabric Depot in Portland, OR, they offer 40% off on on-line orders at times. A friend and I have ordered togehter and shared shipping chgs. Better yet, when I'm visiting in the area I stock up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    FYI - At Joann's Veteran's Day sale, which is Nov 8-12, Warm and Natural Packaged Queen Size batting will be on sale for $19.99 each (regular price of $44.99) I'm sending a friend to pick them up for me as I have to work!
    Thank you!! I have 2 quilts needing batting and was going to bite the bullet and pick some up today. My step mom works at jas so with her discount they will only be $16! I will make sure to go early before they sell out.

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    well, don't forget that w&n has a RIGHT and a WRONG side!! grrr . . .

    ;0)

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    Warm and Natural is my favorite batting, I only machine quilt; can't hand quilt anymore. I like the way the W&N sticks to the cotton fabrics and cuts down on shifting during quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    well, don't forget that w&n has a RIGHT and a WRONG side!! grrr . . .

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    Yeah grrrr is right! I won't spend any time deciding which side is the right side of batting. To me that is as useless as fretting over the way the toilet paper should unwind.
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    Warm and Natural is the one I use the most. I buy it when on sale. I make mostly art quilts, so like it's thinness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slbram17 View Post
    Just my opinion and experience (recent). I purchased W&N years ago and always postponed using it "for something special." Well, I finally got around to using it because to be honest, there's only so much time left to wait (lol).

    I love using it but I ended up needing more batting, and I purchased Mountain Mist Ultra Fine. Big difference in how it handles. I am making the quilt as a quilt as you go, and the Warm and Natural stays in place when I am stitching these long strips. The Ultra Fine has to be hand basted first. Not loving it.

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    I love warm and natural,good for quilts and hanings

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Yeah grrrr is right! I won't spend any time deciding which side is the right side of batting. To me that is as useless as fretting over the way the toilet paper should unwind.
    W&N says the "top" of the batting - is the side withe flecks, the other side is the scrim. But then they say if you are making a white quilt flip the batting over. So, to each his or her own. I try to remember, but if I don't I'm so over it.

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    I have never done a right side wrong side...I love every quilt that I have done using W&N...everyone I give them too love them...they like how they are not thick...cool in the summer and warm in the winter...Love W&N...

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    I use Warm & Natural exclusively. I find it easy to pin or spray baste, easy to quilt and I love the way it hangs. The best for a snuggle up and read on a rainy day quilt!! I try to stock up when it's on sale at JoAnn's or at least use a coupon.
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    Warm & Natural and Warm & White, are the two I use for quilts and clothes
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    I use Warm & Natural or Warm & White exclusively. My HQ16 only likes to play with that kind of batting! It is so nice and stable and it has such a nice feel too.

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    I love warm and natural but not for hand quilting. I prefer Hobbs heirloom for that.

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    Warm and Natural is a wonderful product and I have had great success with it. I do pre-wash before using it. It's a nice thickness and weight for most projects.

    I would not recommend using such different types of battings in the same quilt (cotton & poly). If you don't pre-wash the W&N beforehand it will shrink some the first time you wash your quilt...the poly will not. Also, the effects created
    by the quilting process could produce a very different look/result in each of those battings.
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