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    What kind of batting do use in your placemats? I tried some leftover batt and it was to puffie.I also tried a few sites and they didn't say what kind. I appricate your help. FayZ

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    I use the real thin kind, it has an iron on backing. It's made by Phelon.

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    I use warm and natural in everything.

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    Love my Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt for placemats and lots of little projects.

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    What I use is the rolls of 'Season's Cover' by the Putnam Company (and Made in the USA!)sold at Hobby Lobby stores in the Christmas section. It is probably used for snow decorating crafts. I wait until their clearance sales and I have loaded up on the 36" x 7 ft rolls for $.99 each. Comes in small rolls and I keep it stored in the original plastic bag. Can easily 'stuff' the 16" rolls in small spaces in my storage closet. This washes up very nicely. I started using it several years ago only because I had some on hand from my Christmas Village display and needed something in a hurry for place mat gifts. I like the price and the convenience of storage. I also use this for wall hangings. Walmart sells something similar in their fabric dept.

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    I use a real thin iron one forget the name, got it a walmart.I sometimes also use plain white diaper flannel.

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    We use Insul-brite insulated batting -- protects the table from heat. Use the shiny side up, away from the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FayZ
    What kind of batting do use in your placemats? I tried some leftover batt and it was to puffie.I also tried a few sites and they didn't say what kind. I appricate your help. FayZ
    Insul-Brite

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    I use a thin fusible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabodina
    I use warm and natural in everything.
    Me too. If you're making a table topper that will have hot things set on it you can even use 2 layers of W&N and it will protect your table.

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    I like the fusible idea since I don't know how to block it. I will check out all ideas. Thank you.FayZ

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    I use "Warm & White" from Joann's - 100% cotton but not too thick.

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    I bought felt off the bolt and used for table runner and placemats. So far..so good. No problems.

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    Warm & natural is my batting of choice.

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    flannel

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    Ditto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabodina
    I use warm and natural in everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    flannel

    I use a piece of flannel in my placemats as well. IMHO, it gives it just the right amount of thickness.

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    45" wide Pellon fleece. It comes fusible and non fusible both. It's on a large roll with the interfacing, not quilt batts in most stores.

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    I made a bunch of table toppers for my church fellowship room and used polyester material someone had given me. Keeps them flat and in place!

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    I use leftover batting and it is usually Dream Cotton. It's thin and lays nice and flat.

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    Is felt washable? Does it shrink? I think it would be nice and flat but wondering if it would shrink after the placemat had been quilted.

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    I use what is called "crafters felt", it is white, sold on the bolt. I buy mine at Wally. It is just the right "thinness", gives stability and form but not "tippyness".

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    I use scraps of warm and natual, or 80/20 - works great

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    I buy the thin tater bag batting for my place matts from Walmart.

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    I do thank you for all your help. I decided to clean up some scrapes but I didn't want to make something big. So I thought "Placemats".I see now I don't have everything I need. But I will solder on. You gave me a lot of choices. Again thank you. FayZ

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