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What's a Good Batting for a Table Runner?

Old 11-07-2018, 05:16 PM
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Default What's a Good Batting for a Table Runner?

Hi everyone,
The last time I made one I used fleece and it wouldn't lay flat.
I'm making one for the Christmas season and want to know what I should use.
I have lots of battings of different makes, blends, etc. I will FMQ it.

Thanks so much!

PS. I want something more substantial than flannel so that one's out.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:18 PM
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I use insubright. It helps insulates the warm dishes so helps protect the table . I learned this when our daughter had someone put a pizza box on her antique dining room table. Pizza was hot and table was heat stained!
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I’ve used double thickness of Mother’s old, slightly stained white table cloths.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:01 PM
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Sometimes I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt and that works well to keep a runner nice and flat. I also find using the machine binding with flange makes the edge more stable then regular binding.
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I use warm and Natural.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:42 PM
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I used Warm and Natural scraps on the last one I made. It lays flat.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:41 PM
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I have used the Season's Cover batting. It is a thin batting used for crafts & holiday decor. It lays flat & comes in 36" x 7'. I usually pick it up at Hobby Lobby ( I think Michael's might carry it too) after Xmas on clearance & have gotten some really good buys. I haven't had any problems with it that I know off. Just a suggestion.
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I use 60/40 wool/poly and found that it laid nice and flat and had a good firmness to it as well. haha, I bought a whole roll of the stuff and have found it to not be to my total satisfaction for quilts so am delighted that I have another use for it. By my quick calculations (ahem) I reckon I've got about another 3,000,000 table runners worth of batting sitting under my sewing table....guess what is my default gift idea....LOL!
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:42 AM
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I have used polyester material..strong and heavy enough to lay flat.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:59 AM
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I don't use batting for table runners. I use deco craft. It's flat and stays flat. Great for placemats.
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