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Old 03-01-2011, 08:54 AM
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I have made a good many rag quilts. I have always used flannel for the middle layer. I was wondering what everyone else uses. And if u put batting in the middle does the batting bunch up after washing. Thanks for your answers. Have a beautiful March day
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I use the polyester batting and with the X sewn in the middle the batting stays in place just fine :thumbup:
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:06 AM
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I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
I really think the X stops the bunching.
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Originally Posted by lynnsim
I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
I really think the X stops the bunching.
Good Luck!
I use Warn & Natural and do the same thing. I do the X because it is simple and quick. Any design would work.

I love the Fiskars rag snips!!! They make it so easy to cut the ragged edges. Much easier than the scissors i used to use.

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Old 03-01-2011, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by lynnsim
I normally use flannel in the middle, but have used warm & natural batting. When I use the batting, I cut an inch smaller, but do the X, so that keeps it from bunching. When I use flannel, I cut the same size.
I really think the X stops the bunching.
Good Luck!
Me too.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:26 AM
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i use batting, i (quilt) across each square so no, the batting does not bunch up. i use warm & natural and just catch it in the seams.
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I have used poly batting, cotton batting, and flannel. I usually sew across the squares, but on 2 I embroidered the squares. I have never had the batting bunch up.
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I don't put batting in. I use fannel for front and the back that its.
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I also use the polyesta batting
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:00 PM
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I use batting because it gets really cold in the winter. I have to keep my heat low in order to be able to pay the bill. If you live somewhere warm you might not want batting at all.
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