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Poly batting, flannel backing, and cotton top

Old 11-13-2021, 09:02 AM
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Default Poly batting, flannel backing, and cotton top

I pulled some batting out to use on a baby quilt, thinking it was wool. Iíve never used poly batting, but Iím not opposed. Iím planning to do straight line diagonal quilting. Iíve done a bit and, although I donít have outright puckers on the flannel back, I do have some puffy wrinkles within the small squares where the diagonals cross, itís definitely not flat. Iím wondering how it will look after washing and drying. I like the old fashioned quilt look where it gets all crinkly. Before I proceed I would like your advice. Thank you!
PS: I canít manage to upload the photo I took, so I realize this question is a shot in the dark.
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:28 AM
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Polyester batting tends to remain fluffy when washed. It will not get the flatter, old fashioned wrinkled look but it does have its good points too. It makes a softer, lighter quilt which is nice for tummy time on the floor. It washes and dries well. It is a little tricker to machine quilt as it tends to shift more then cotton batt or a cotton blend.
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