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What is the most pliable batting?

Old 06-02-2019, 03:19 PM
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I'm wondering if fleece (or something else) for batting will make a quilt more pliable ... similar to a throw. The top and back are cotton, so I'm sure no matter what I use it will probably never be "as" pliable as a Throw. And, I realize the more quilting done, the stiffer the quilt. The one I'm working on will have a lot of wavy lines ... so with all the quilting, the batting type may not make a difference in pliability of this patricular quilt.

I can't seem to find a clear answer on the internet so I decided to call on the "wealth of knowlege" on this Board.

Thanks so much.
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:50 PM
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I think the most pliable batting would be a thin cotton batting. I believe it would be more pliable than fleece, which is so much thicker.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:07 PM
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I don't think you could go wrong with using fleece or flannel.

I have a "picnic" quilt I made with denim for the backing, and cotton (4 patch) for the top. I used a piece of fleece as batting because I wanted it to dry quickly (and the denim would already take a long time to dry), as well as stand up to heavy abuse of being on the ground (pine needles, twigs, etc) and frequent washing. The quilt is very pliable.
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I used to use W&N until I tried Quilter's Dream and have never looked back. Quilter's Dream, whether it be their wool, cotton blend, or poly, is so much softer than W&N, and has a lovely drape.

Years ago I made a quilt for my youngest son that was pieced cotton on top of a fleece blanket, quilted together, no batting. It's snuggly and wraps nicely around him.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:14 PM
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The most pliable batting I've tried is Hobb's Tuscany silk. It isn't 100% silk, I think there's a small amount of polyester.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:15 AM
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Quilters Dream Request - have it in several queen size quilts. Love it.
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Someone at my guild showed a quilt with silk batting. It was so very drape-y.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:48 AM
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Thank you for your suggestions. I'll give these a try to see which one I like the best. I've always used W & N because that's what Hancock's had. Unfortunately, our store closed a couple years ago and the nearest Joann's is about 40 minutes away. I know I can order online, but I like to feel what I'm buying when it comes to fabrics. Ha.
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