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    Super Member jmabby's Avatar
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    What do you use for batting when making tablecloths or table runners? I was thinking flannel, but does flannel shrink more than batting?? I made my sister a tablecloth using Warm and Natural, she thought it was too thick for a tablecloth. Your thoughts please

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    I use warm and natural for table toppers and runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    What do you use for batting when making tablecloths or table runners? I was thinking flannel, but does flannel shrink more than batting?? I made my sister a tablecloth using Warm and Natural, she thought it was too thick for a tablecloth. Your thoughts please
    I made a tablecloth and used just the top and flannel for the back no batting at all, machine quilted it and it came out very nice. Washes beautifully, no shrinking.
    :)

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    I use that really thin stuff, similar to fusible but without the sticky. i get it by the bolt at Joanne's with my coupon.

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    Fusible fleece or thin batting.

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    the thinnest batt I can find - thermore from Hobbs; it's a poly used for clothing

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    No Batting for the tablecloths... Very thin non fusible from JoAnns for the runners and placemats.

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    None in my tablecloths or runners.

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    Another for vote for "no batting" in tablecloths. I do use W&N in the placemats, though. Just to give them a little more body to lay flat.

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    Thanks everyone. When you don't use anthing for the center layer do you have plain backing.
    Thanks everyone

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    I use the tater bag batting as it is thinner for runners and I iron on light weight fusable facing on the back. I don't use any batting or facing on table cloths as I just hem around the table cloth.

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    Flannel will work nicely :D prewash and dry twice to preshrink it :D:D:D

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    Does everyone quilt their tablecloths even when they have no batting? When you have a backing do you make the tablecloth reversible?

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    if you made pieced blocks for the front of the tablecloth, yes i would do some quilting just to make sure they stay together over years of use and washings.
    if you use flannel, wash it and dry to shrink it well.

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    Yes, I quilt, even without batting.

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    I would certainly pre-shrink any flannel...its just too unpredictable!! But I do like the idea of only the top and a flannel backing without batting. Sometimes the batting is way too think for a table topper, especially if there are lots of seams in the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIJul
    Yes, I quilt, even without batting.
    Yes, I do too.

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    Pre-washed/pre-shrunk flannel

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    Pellon Fleece. Non fusible variety

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    the thinnest batt I can find - thermore from Hobbs; it's a poly used for clothing
    Me too, Thermore is perfect!!!

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