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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    okay so here goes.
    >>i don't like to touch batting.<< :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
    there i've said it. i think it feels creepy. i can hardly wait to get the sandwich secured to the point where i can apply the binding and trim off the excess batting so i don't have to touch it. then i will go back and do more quilting. am i the only person here who feels this way, or the only one who will admit it??? or maybe i really am a weirdo!!! :oops: :( :oops: :cry: :oops: :?

    don't hate me because i'm strange.

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    Mmmm ,all batting, or just certain kinds? You could use something else. flannel or buy inexpensive blankets.

    I have a daughter who won't touch paper bags. She said they feel creepy :P

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    There is some batting, that to me...it feels sticky. I don't like that stuff.

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    I think it feels weird too.

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    how about wearing either cloth or rubber gloves? And don't worry, between all of us, we could write a huge book on all our foibles and oddities...ahhahahahaa... :) :) :) my personal list is huge and could have a chapter all my own.

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    I won't make hamburgers, I hate the way it feels:)

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    My ex could not touch a peach. Loved to eat them, so guess who had to peel them..........

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    I'm with you, the only batting that doesn't bother me the way it feels is warm & natural cotton batting. Anything with polyester is really rough on my hands.

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    I don't have a problem with battings...but I hate the feel of rubber bands....YUCK

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    The cotton warm and natural feels okay to me. By the way, it goes by some other name now - don't recall what it is.

    I agree that the polyester battings feel weird. The kind that is sort of smooth is okay, but the fibrous ones - it's nice to get them covered up.

    What are they called, anyway?

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    Well, I don't think you are strange. I HATE to touch cotton balls! It compares to nails on a chalkboard for me. :roll:

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    thanks for all the responses. i love hearing about all our different quirks.
    i sure won't quit making quilts because i don't like the feel of batting (pretty much any kind), i will just deal and get it covered up asap.

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    No you are not weird. My DIL cousin will pass out if you touch her with a cotton ball. And me, I love my kitties but I don't like them rubbing on me it feel yucky.

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    No you are not weird. I have the same problem. I also don't like to touch it. I feel the same way about cotton in asprin bottles or in anything else.
    No you are not weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgie
    No you are not weird. I have the same problem. I also don't like to touch it. I feel the same way about cotton in asprin bottles or in anything else.
    No you are not weird.
    Quote Originally Posted by CissyQuilts
    Well, I don't think you are strange. I HATE to touch cotton balls! It compares to nails on a chalkboard for me. :roll:
    I'm finding out that I'm not as weird as I thought I was....thought it was just me that couldn't stand the cotton squeaking when I touched it.

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    well ruth, so far it is every kind of batting. i haven't worked with wool or some of the more exotic types.
    don't get me wrong. i work with batting and won't stop. i love the way batting makes a quilt look and feel after it is confined inside the 2 layers of fabric. i just don't care for the way it feels.
    hey, i'm tough :!: i can take it :!: :wink:

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    for me, it's when my kids lick food off of their clothes - gives me goosebumps and makes my bones shiver to even think about that texture of the tongue against the cotton weave...UGH! :?

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    As a child I couldn't stand the feel of velvet.... fortunately I grew out of it.... have had a couple of lounge suits which have had the feel of velvet and also lounge curtains.... doesn't bother me now that I am older... lets say I have matured..... but I won't eat bananas, and that is another subject !!! Been like that all my life but like banana muffins and banana cake... but only about the last 5 years..... and I am ancient !!!

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    My oldest daughter actually turns pale if she has to touch a cotton ball. She always has to have one of her children pull the cotton out of the new bottle of Tylenol. She was very sensitive to touch as a child too. I've never known anyone but her that has that.
    I have a phobia also. I haven't been on an escalator since I was a child. Believe me, it's not easy not to use escalators, but even if the elevator is buried way in the back of no where, I will find it and use that instead. I can not put my foot on that moving step. I want to, but I just can't. Weird, eh?

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    No problem with battings, although I mostly use the cotton type.....

    I can muck around with a bowl of hamburger, no problem.....BUT give me a whole raw chicken or turkey....ggggggggg.......these little pale pink legs & cool clammy flesh....ggaaaggggg......it's like a murder mystery!

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    it's the turkey neck.

    or a whole liver. or tongue. or brains. the stuff my in-laws would use. they did use everything but the moo or squeal.

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    I can't handle metal, or hold keys in my hands. Stainless steel ok. I used to have to put a hankie around the old school case handle. Makes my hands smell really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    No problem with battings, although I mostly use the cotton type.....

    I can muck around with a bowl of hamburger, no problem.....BUT give me a whole raw chicken or turkey....ggggggggg.......these little pale pink legs & cool clammy flesh....ggaaaggggg......it's like a murder mystery!
    I'm sorry thimblebug, but I'm sitting here laughing. lol. You do have a way with words....you describe that chicken/turkey so well I can feel it! Not making fun of you......I just had to giggle when I read your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    I have a phobia also. I haven't been on an escalator since I was a child. Believe me, it's not easy not to use escalators, but even if the elevator is buried way in the back of no where, I will find it and use that instead. I can not put my foot on that moving step. I want to, but I just can't. Weird, eh?
    Nope, not weird. I feel the same way, but I do get on them. Just takes me a couple of extra seconds. I always hesitate. If I'm wearing heels, forget about it!

    I also don't like clowns. To me, they are totally creepy!!

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    I wont touch a whole fish. And I cannot eat cream soups.
    No problem with batting but sure wish it was not so fragile.

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