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What to use instead of polyster batting

Old 08-15-2007, 04:41 AM
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I have been using polyster batting for my quilts, however I understand they will have a problem of 'bearding' over time. I make charity quilts, and wonder what I should use instead for the batting, Do any of you have suggestions for me?.

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:48 AM
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I have been known to use flannel,it keeps you very warm and it handles really well,when quilting.i like it a lot in kids quilts especially,
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Kathy, when you use flannel for the backing, do you use cotton for the backing? Or can you use two layers of flannel -- one for the batting and one for the backing? Hmm. Maybe that's too strange.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:29 AM
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that isn't strange at all. sounds to me like a pretty nifty idea. i'll bet the flannels will stick to each other making the whole basting/quilting process easier.

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Old 08-15-2007, 11:06 AM
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I myself go to yard sales every weekend & while Im looking I look out for blankets to use instead of batting & sheets sets to use for the backing(sometimes for batting also

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Old 08-15-2007, 11:15 AM
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I used to use polyester but lately like the look of the low loft cotton batting. It is warm, but not bulky. I use basting spray and machine quilt. It will draw up a little in the washer and dryer, but I like the look (old timey).
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:40 AM
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I have used double layers of flannel and Lord knows I've used my share of old blankets to layer between quilts. I don't like the fleece because it's to hard to quilt through, but I love multiple layers of flannel. Keeps you warm while working on it, too. :lol:

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Old 08-16-2007, 04:13 PM
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Actually I used only one layer of flannel between the top and back,both cotton and it was really easy to quilt,I didn't baste it I did use a very little basting spray on the corners,but it was the easiest I have ever put a "sandwhich" together,I didn't even tape down the bottom to the table,did everything not the way to do it and both of the quilts I did like that are beautiful on the back,where I always had trouble,bunching up.But I live in the desert southwest and although it does get very cold in the winter(for us anyway) it still keeps very warm.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:04 PM
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My grandmother always used cotton flannel sheets for batting. The quilts were very warm and had a nice drape to them. I use sheets all the time for backing. The size is always right and I don't have any trouble quilting whether machine quilting or hand quilting. Never thought about blankets for batting though. I'm gonna try it. Seems very economical.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:24 PM
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I use Warm & Natural cotton batting. It is a low loft batting & very warm but not too thick & it's easy to quilt. I like to buy it when it's on sale or I can use a coupon. It comes on a bolt or in bags. It comes in a nice wide width when I buy it off of a bolt.
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