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Old 04-30-2017, 02:54 PM
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I have been have the best luck with my FMQ recently. I don't mean that its perfect, but it has been sooo much easier. No eyelashes and everything just does what its supposed to be doing

I realized that I have been using the same batting for the last several quilts. Do you guys think that batting can make quilting easier? I bought a roll of Hobbs 80/20 and things have really turned around.

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Old 04-30-2017, 03:22 PM
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Yes! I love that batting for FMQ. It quilts like butter... The fabric of the top and backing never shift around on it, either. It's the best.
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! Interesting! I have been working on a quilt using a polyester batting doing my free motion on my tiara and have not been really satisfied. Before that I always used Hobbs 80/20. Think I'll go back to that.
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I've used Hobbs in the past but now use Pellons 80/20 batting and have always been happy with it.

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​I like Hobbs 80/20 for FMQ also.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:14 PM
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oh, YES! I believe bat makes a huge difference. I use Hobbs 80/20 or their wool usually. I like that neither are very linty and have found that poly bats, especially if they are lofty or don't have any density to them, tend to pucker more. I am using a double bat of Hobbs 80/20 and Quilters Dream poly (could not find black wool anywhere) and like the Quilters Dream poly cause it is stable.
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Mostly all I ever use is high loft poly batting. Much thicker and turns out much better than the other types. I quilt on either of two 9" throat machines.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:31 AM
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I use that same bat...Hobbs 80/20..and it quilts nicely for FMQ.
I think it makes a big difference.

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Old 05-01-2017, 08:11 AM
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thanks for your thoughts.... so I am not losing my mind at least not yet ha ha
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:23 AM
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My favorite batting is Quilters Dream Select cotton for its "hand" and nice response to FMQ.
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