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Thread: what kind of batting is best for a table runner?

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    and anyone know who can post it cheap, I jys checked on sum silk batting on ebay about 80 by 90 inches but the batting itself wasnt that pricy but shipping was 26 bucks :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    I use warm and natural. Washable, relatively inexpensive. You want something very drapey and flat. Polyester is too lightweight and doesn't set smoothly enough on the table.

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    I've used warm and natural AND flannel. I always prewash my flannel for shrinkage and iron it prior to quilting, but I like the lightweight of it to protect my table and it lays flat.

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    Sharon--I too have used flannel for table runners and a great way to recycle those worn flannel sheet sets as well!

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    I use a lightweight deco-bond to back the fabric and then a thin batting. Deco-bond give a crisp clean look to placemats and tablerunners. It's easy to machine quilt through too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    I've used warm and natural AND flannel. I always prewash my flannel for shrinkage and iron it prior to quilting, but I like the lightweight of it to protect my table and it lays flat.

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    I saw plain white flannel on the bolt at WalMart the other week. Can I use that for batting in say, a baby quilt or wall quilt???? (Provided I wash it first?)

    For table runners and placemats, I usually just use whatever I had leftover from the previous quilt I made.


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    For placemats & table runners I usually use a product called needle punch here...will check to see if I can find a link. It's very densely needled & when you place your stem wineglass on it....it sits perfectly......

    not sure what your stores call it....when I googled it all I got was the needle punch embroidery.... hope you can find the product I'm referring to...... i

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    I use W & N also.

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    so polyester isnt good, to bad cause thts what i have on hand.

    what would you use for a bag(tote)


    and where is the best place to order that doesnt charge 26 dollars to ship to NORWAY :oops:

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    I've also used flannel, it is thin enough but gives it just what it needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyhope
    so polyester isnt good, to bad cause thts what i have on hand.

    what would you use for a bag(tote)


    and where is the best place to order that doesnt charge 26 dollars to ship to NORWAY :oops:
    I have used polyester - many times! I just prefer the cotton because it's heavier. Because I have access to so many batting options, I just named my favorite - the warm 'n natural (needle punched cotton). If you only have polyester, then use that!

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    I use fleece.

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    You can use worn out towels as well which have worn thin and overstayed their welcome in the bathroom. :)

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    Flannel here too.

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