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Pellon siliconized polyester batting vs cotton warm and natural

Old 11-13-2013, 07:04 PM
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I have searched the board and have not found specifics on the differences. I have only used warm and natural cotton batting for my quilts and love it. I had tried a different brand of cotton batting and did not like the feel or workability when quilting. So now I see that Joanne's has a special of Pellon 20 yards siliconized polyester batting for $29.99 (reg. $99.99) and I wonder how this holds up to my preference. Who has used the siliconized poly batting and how did you like it especially if you have used warm and natural? Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:43 AM
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I see this question still hasn't been answered. I've been wondering the same thing.
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I have seen it at Jo'anns but its all bundled up in a roll so I can't tell about how thick/thin it is or if it's an even thickness. So even though it might be a good batting I pass it up. I asked once about opening up a roll and was told no. So I too am anxious to see if anyone gambled on this product.
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I too am surprised that we haven't received any reviews on this question.
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I've never even heard of it, before now.
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http://www.pellonprojects.com/produc...ester-batting/
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I say for 30 bucks is not much of a loss if you hate it, why not try it out
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I checked out the link that rebeljane provided. 1/4" is pretty thin for many quilters. I personally like that loft, but it is definitely on the thin side for polyester batts.

It's hard to find loft measurements for other polyester battings to make comparisons. I noticed last time I was at JoAnn's (several months ago) their bins had loft measurements. My memory isn't the best, but I think Hobbs Thermore -- which is considered a very low loft batting -- was around 1/4". Hobbs Cloud Lite, which is considered a low loft batting, is 3/8" thick (http://www.hobbsbondedfibers.com/products-retail.html ). Hobbs Cloud Loft is their highest loft battint at 5/8" thick, so I'm thinking Hobbs PolyDown is probably 1/2" thick.

I like Hobbs PolyDown for soft quilts that will dry quickly, but it is a little more difficult for me to machine quilt on my midarm frame setup than Mountain Mist Quilt Lite (http://www.mountainmistlp.com/products.htm ) which has a stated loft of 1/8"-1/4". The look of the Quilt Lite was definitely flatter than the PolyDown but, as I said, I like the flatter vintage look a lot.

A quilt made with any of the above polyester battings will be a lot lighter in weight than one made with Warm and Natural, and will also dry much faster. Someone who is used to Warm and Natural may think the lower loft polyester battings are too thin; however, the flat look of the quilting will be very similar. It's just that the WnN will be a thicker and heavier flat look.

Edit: In terms of wear, I think the polyester is similar to cotton as long as the quilting is moderate or close. If quilting lines are 12" apart or the quilt is tied, there will be no comparison -- WnN will wear much better.

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Thank-you Prisim99 for your indepth review and the quilting recommendations if using poly.
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I am just finishing my first roll of the Pellon polyester batting you are asking about. I got it at a Joann's sale several months ago and plan to pick one up next Saturday when the same sale is run again.

It is not like Warm and Natural at all, but I like this batting. It is much more lightweight than W & N and much thinner. It has been easy to work with for me. I used two layers of it for a quilt made for a nephew who lives in Minnesota in order to get more warmth.

Our Joann's store is not one of the big ones, so I will need to get to the store first thing -- last time they had gotten only 3 rolls in for the sale, and they don't carry it regularly (at least not in our store).
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