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Thread: Table Runners - batting or no?

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    Table Runners - batting or no?

    When you are making table runners, do you use a batting? I've seen both answers. I've always done mine with a batting, but this particular one is for a friend who is paying me for it and I want it to be excellent. So, give me your best arguments pro and con batting, and what type if you do use it. I do plan on quilting it.
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    I use 80/20 batt in my runners. I like how it looks with quilting .

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    I've made a lot of table runners, and I use Pellon #PEL988, which is a very low loft batting, recommended for table runners.

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    I've made a lot of table runners and use Quilters Dream Cotton Select. Personally, I don't care for table runners that don't have batting in them.

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    I have always used batting. Mine is Warm and Natural so it is fairly low.
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    I use Warm and Natural. I like a flat batting for a table runner.

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    I use W & White. I like batting in my projects~
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    Batting gives them a more finished look in my opinion. I always use Warm and Natural batt

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    I prefer with batting because it looks so much nicer. I tried making one without and it looked sort of limp and unfinished.

    I prefer Pellon 988 over quilt batting. It lays nice and flat, and just looks more polished because it's thin yet still has body.
    Last edited by magicmoonmusings; 11-23-2018 at 08:29 PM.

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    I always use batting. Usually scraps from other projects. I use Warm and Natural or Quilter's Dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    I always use batting. Usually scraps from other projects. I use Warm and Natural or Quilter's Dream.
    Same here...I save my pieces from quilts. I think the quilting shows up best with batting.
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    Another vote for Warm and Natural in my runners. Runners made without batting are just a piece of cloth to me.

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    I think it would be too slippery and flimsy without batting. I always use Warm and Natural for anything table related and it lays and hangs nicely.

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    I always use batting because I like the soft look which it gives to a table runner. I am not as picky, perhaps, as I should be, and I use whatever batting or batting scraps I have on hand.

    Without batting, a table runner is just a piece of cloth with a backing. I think I could achieve the same look with cutting a piece of fabric and laying it on the table by itself -- sort of a tablecloth which doesn't fit the table!
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    I use batting, but a polyester, because I don't want the wrinkly look cotton gives. Also, I don't want any "bumpiness" that might create a problem with the fragile items I place on it.
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    I received one as a gift with no batting. It’s just not quite as nice.

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    I am an 80/20 user.
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    I always use the rule of 'will a delicate wine glass be tippy on it?'. Sometimes I just use a flannel in my table runners and placemats instead of a very thin batting. Just remember that these have no insulation factor, they are just to make it a bit soft.

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    I just asked the same question about a week ago.
    Lots of good answers- I used batting and it came out great.
    One time I used fleece and it turned out too wavy.

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    I always use batting and they sell.
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    Ha ha ha ...Youngduncan...I did that one year, i didn't have time to make a Christmas table runner but I had plenty of Christmas fabric. I ironed the ends at a point and placed on the table under a vase. After Christmas I washed it and placed back with the fabrics. I did make a table runner for the next year with Insulbrite in it because I sometimes place a very hot dish on it.

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    I use 80/20 and they come out really nice.

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    I either use 80 20 or more often use fusible fleece which lays so nice and flat and then can stitch in the ditch

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    I always use batting-usually 80/20 I like the difinition it gives to the quilting. When I wash them I dry them flat and hand block them and they look very nice. I think they shrink more in the dryer.

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    Batting, yes, but I like a lighter batting than what I use for quilts.

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