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Thread: What kind of batting do you use?

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    Senior Member janeknapp's Avatar
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    Wool is lightweight, warm in winter and cool in summer (breathes), and won't shrink (most are superwashed).

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    Warm & Natural.

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    I sent out a quilt to be hand quilted, she did not like warm & natural batting, did not needle well.

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    I like warm & natural. I have used Hobbs 80/20 with great sucess and a wool that feels lovely in a quilt. I sent one out to a longarmer who used poly in it and my granddaughter loves the quilt. The stitching was so defined and beautiful. So I guess you could say that all batting is good if you know what kind of a feel you want in the quilt.

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    I also like warm and natural that is all I use.

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    I live in Florida and find Warm and Natural is best for me. All my family is down here so a thick batting is too warm. It's easy to sew and very soft and drapeable on the bed.

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    I use Hobbs 80/20 most of the time. Joann's replaced it with Farifield 80/20 which I used recently and didn't care for. Just picked up a few Hobbs 80/20 while in Lancaster PA - had to look twice as it's labeled Cotton with the 80/20 mentioned in smaller letters further down on the bag.

    For baby and kid's quilts I like to use a good poly like Quilters Dream, it's flat and lightweight and no bearding.
    May in Jersey

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    I dont like polyester....I use warm and natural.

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    I'm using bamboo right now and like it.

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    Usually cotton. I like Heirloom needle punch batting. Also sometimes use the 80/20 battings for wall pieces.

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    i like the 80/20 because i love the way they wrinkle up a little bit when you wash & dry them..

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    I have used warm and natural and any low loft poly I can find. I've been happy with all of them. The poly doesn't gum up my needle as of yet. I used fusible bamboo once in a tiny quilt and it seems fine. I don't have any plans to wash it.

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    I usually use poly. Recently I have been using Hobbs Poly-Dream and love it. It's so soft and silky and so different from any others I've used, which seemed wiry. I do have a question. It does not say on the bag how far it can be quilted. Does anyone know? Please and thank you.

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    Quilter's Dream cotton. Love it.

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    Usually cotton.However, I am occasionally given gifts of really lovely wool batting and I use that for special work.

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    I use poly. I've never had any problems with it.

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    "Recently I have been using Hobbs Poly-Dream and love it. It's so soft and silky and so different from any others I've used"

    Haven't come across this one yet. I'd like to try it so I'll be on the lookout for it. May in Jersey

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    I like soft and bright. It is made by the warm and natural.

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    I mostly use poly batting-it's what is readily available on my sewing street.

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    i use warm and white or warm and natural. i dont like the poly batting

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    I don't like any thing poly. At one of the retreats I went to the visiting speaker says she only uses wool and it has made a world of difference in the ease of machine quilting. I have not tried it yet but I am going to.

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    I use either Warm & White or Warm & Natural.

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    I like warm and natural.

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    I like warm and natural, but my family tends to like heavier/warmer quilts, even though we live in Georgia! So I have discovered that I really like Quilters Dream Cotton in deluxe or supreme loft. Must be machine quilted, but turns out nice warm quilts. I have some wool batting that I am anxious to try.

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    I read somewhere that it is better to use cotton batting in baby quilts because it is safer. A quilt with poly batting was hanging in a quilt show when the power went out. It just so happens that it was hanging in front of an emergency light and a hole was burned in the quilt. The article said had it been a cotton batting the damages would have been less serious.
    I always use W&N in baby quilts. I used wool in a hand quilted quilt & thought it was easier than W&N for hand quilting. I use W&N for machine quilting on my longarm.
    I like buying it by the roll & cutting what I need for each project.

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