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What kind of batting do you use?

Old 03-21-2011, 07:14 AM
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Have been following the thread on Machine Trapunto and she uses a poly batting and lots of stipple around the design. I would think you would want a high loft poly batting but then wonder if it would be difficult to quilt or beard when finished. Would want to avoid either. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:16 AM
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Crazy quilts don't require any batting. I have used it for Christmas stockings, but that is all!
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:22 AM
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I usually use Warm & Natural, and never have a problem with the quilt feeling stiff. On comfort quilts I'm often given polyester, and on one of my own quilts I used a wool batt. I don't like the feel of the polyester that I've received and would much rather use wool or cotton or a blend.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:36 AM
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I use Fairfield 80/20 which works well with heavy quilting and is lightweight enough in my climate. Poly is OK for baby quilts but I've yet to find a basting spray that works with it (please tell me what kind to use, guys!)
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ann912
I like warm and natural and 80/20.
That is what I use
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:52 AM
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Since all my quilts stay within the family or with close friends I sometimes use very thick felt. If stays flat and doesn't bunch up like batting does to me.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:10 AM
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I use warm and natural and flannel for my quilts but for any other projects like table runners etc I use polyester batting.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:15 AM
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I used the Warm and Natural -- and I, too, thought it was pretty stiff, maybe though because I had quite a bit of quilting on that particular quilt. Has anyone else had a problem though with the Poly batting, coming "THROUGH" the fabric when laundered. Ooohhh....I don't like that. Which of the poly-type, is best, I wonder.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:18 AM
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Cotton seems to work best for machine quilting, it has to be quilted close together. It's also warmer if you're actually using the quilt for sleeping. It doesn't move as much as polyester.
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Cotton seems to work best for machine quilting, it has to be quilted close together. It's also warmer if you're actually using the quilt for sleeping. It doesn't move as much as polyester.
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