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Thread: Your honest opinions on batting

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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    I like Quilter's Dream (poly) and Hobbs 80/20 followed by Warm and Natural. Warm and natural is easier to work with, but not as warm as a poly or poly blend. I live in MN and warmth is needed. I have not used wool due to expense and my perception that it is special care.

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    I would love to use Warm and Natural however all my quilts go to charity and I do not receive any type of financial assistance. Due to finances I buy the 4oz. polyester by the roll and I don't seem to have any problem FMQ with it.

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    I love Quilter's Dream cotton. It is even all through and drapes nicely.


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    I too, prefer the Quilters Dream cotton batting. If I don't have any on hand, then I will use 80/20 poly cotton blend that I pick up @ Wal Mart. I don't care much for 100% poly. I have an older quilt that I used 100% poly on a few years back, and you can hardly tell there is any batting in it. Guess it's still good for a light weight quilt, but not much warmth there. I've never tried W & N...

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    I am a handquilter and I do wholecloth quilts. I have used Hobbs 80/20 and I really like it because it's easy to quilt through and has a really nice drape. The quilt gets an antique touch and I want my quilts to look like that.

    I have also tried the Legacy 80/20 and I must say it's a wonderful batting for hand quilting! I has a very even thickness, no crinkles and the quilt drapes nicely. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to purchase it here in Germany any more.

    I don't like poly battings for my quilts because I hate to touch it! I am not going to purchase it any more but I still have some smaller pieces here for wall hangings. The best ones in my opinion are Tuscany and Legacy: they are easy to quilt and the have a really structured look, the quilting patterns are well defined.

    I avoid all battings needled onto a scrim because they are too hard to quilt through for me.

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    Darlene, I started quilting a year ago with Joanne's 80-20 figuring that was all my quilts were worth and it worked great. I got lured into the warm and natural thing, but couldn't get the real difference except for the shrinkage. Then I tried Quilters Dream (because I had to buy from my quilt store fore a class) and I used the 100% cotton lightweight/standard and it was very soft and quilted farther apart than I would have thought and it did not drape like an 'industrial quality' quilt. Have not tried Hobbs. There are times when you can say you used 100% cotton and it makes people happy!
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    I am at the stage in quilting where I don't know if my humble efforts are worth the extra cost to go high-end, but batting has not been the choke-factor in my 2011 cost analysis - it was thread!
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    I've used warm and natural and the batting. Being on a fixed income I cant always afford the warm and natural, ba
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    I have used Dream Green for almost all of my quilting projects. One time, my LQS didn't have it in stock and I used Warm and Natural and didn't care for the way the quilt looked after I washed it.
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    I love the bamboo batting from fairfield, its hypo-allergenic and its lots lighter in weight than warm and natural, for instance, when you have a queen size quilt of warm n natural, it weights your toes down. Bamboo does not, also with warm n natural, I need a blanket underneath, not so with the bamboo. I guess since its mixed with cotton, it shrinks like the cotton does, I dont see any difference! good luck with your poll.
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    I really like the Hobbs 80/20. I like the way it makes finished quilt feel, the weight of the quilt, the way it sews and the way it "puckers" when washed. do a search to get other views. Also my LQS owner said not to use Warm and Natural due to the small cotton seeds that are left in the batting since they will eventually "weep" their oil out into the quilt. I have never used it because of that reason.

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    as a long armer my favorites are warm and natural and warm and white - I absolutly hate mountain mist when it hangs down the weight of it makes it seperate and come apart it is very difficult to handle as well on the long arm.

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    I used to use Warm & Natural, but I've been using more of either Hobbs 80/20, or Luna (by Moda), in particular their bamboo blend Kyoto.

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    I use Hobbs Polydown for all of my kid friendly and heavy use, frequent wash quilts because it is affordable, quilts easily and washes and dries well. I buy it by the 30 yard roll (last roll $160 in Canada). I also use Hobbs 80/20 and W&N in family quilts that won't be dragged around and it's at least double the price of the Polydown.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Red face batting preferences

    I use several warm and natural/white is the one I use for most of my quilts. I also like the warm blend that I get from Joanns by the bolt and is available in 90" and 108/110 inches wide and about half the price. I use this a lot in donated quilts since it is the 50/50 blend and gives the best of both worlds. It also has a little more loft to it when it is quilted than warm and natural.

    Bamboo and wool bat are excellent but price wise not an everyday use for me since I give many of my quilts as gifts and they are well used.

    Nearly all my full size quilts are at least 90 wide so the 90 wide batting is not quite big enough to do one piece. So the wider width is a must for me.

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    I am a hand quilter, and the only thing I will use is Mountain Mist Quilt Lite. It quilts so much easier than cotton batting of any kind. The stitches stand out very well, and it is easy to get tiny ones. I usually buy it when JoAnn's have their batting at half off, and I also have another 10% off coupon so it makes it very reasonable. Machine quilting for me is for the birds. I can't do it. Most of mine now go to a long armer because I have so may tops I will never get them quilted by hand.
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    I prefer Hobbs 80/20.

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    The only batting I use is Warm and Natural.
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    I also love Quilters Dream. I have used the cotton, wool, green and Dream Angel. I love the way the needle moves so easily through it and the tension seems to be more stable on my longarm during quilting. I think the green is my favorite. All of them drape well on the bed.
    Beth in Maryland

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    I'm happy with any poly-batting that has even thickness throughout. Hobbs is great. Mountain Mist is good too. I'm a hand quilter and I find polyester batting works easiest for that. I've heard silk is great too for handquilting, but I don't want to spend that kind of money. I do not like any kind of cotton batting, even blends for hand quilting. I just can't get my stitches as tiny.
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    I really like the Warm and Natural and the Warm and White...altho I usually buy the Warm and NAtural....I also like the Hobbs 80/20, depending on what the quilt is for. I have (hope the quilt police are not reading this) used a poly batting but that was not for a bed quilt...it was for a wall hanging or place mats or whatever.

    PLease let us know the results of your "survey". I'd be very interested to see the results of this, as I'm sure others will be.
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    I prefer Hobbs 80/20 for my everyday quilting and Hobbs Heirloom or Tuscany wool for the quilts that I want to see lots of definition with the quilting. They are all resin bonded- no scrim so they resist bearding and wash wonderfully. As a professional long arm quilter, I have tried them all, Hobbs, Dream, Warm, Legacy etc. and still feel very confident that I am providing my customers with the best available batting. Occasionally a customer brings their own batting but almost all of my customers request Hobbs for price and quality. I chose Hobbs in the beginning and still feel strongly that it is the best on the market, so strongly that I sell it to other quilters knowing that they will get the same great results for usually a considerable amount less than the others ( including Jo-Anns with a coupon)!
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    I used Legacy. The first roll was fine for the price. The second roll seemed thinner so went with Hobbs 80/20 to replace it. Price was about the same. For a nicer batting, but a little pricier, I use Dream products. Love them all.

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    I bought a roll of Pellon Legacy 80-20 and really like it. It is consistent in quality and does not have thick and thin spots that I have found in other brands. Warm and white/natural seems to have little loft or definition but is easy to manage on the domestic machine.

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    used wool for project that was hand quilted and loved it......have used just about all at one time or another and the only two that i do not have an allergic reaction with are warm and natural and warm and white so that is all i use now. have several friends that i do the hand sewing of the binding for and continue to have breathing problems with other battings..........my work around is to turn the entire edge and clip it with the clips that are like gymnast haircips, that limits the exposure to the allergins, FYI, if anyone else has this problem.

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