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Old 10-29-2017, 05:10 PM
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What type of batting do you use for charity quilts? I use my long arm for quilting them.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:17 PM
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I always use Warm and Natural.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:33 PM
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I would use a batting that can take a lot of washing, so I would go with some king of polyester...and depending on how your finances are they are less expensive than cotton or cotton blends. And it also depends on how many you make. I worked for a non-profit that made comforters for charity for overseas use and local disasters, and used a 12 oz. Hobbs poly but these were tied, and you say you longarm them they would probably be too "puffy" for the machine. I would probably go with Quilters Dream poly, they have a good selection.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:34 PM
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100% cotton, warm and natural
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:36 PM
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I use poly batting, I don't have tons of money to spend on cotton batting for donation quilts.
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for personal use, and/or hand quilting, I use quilters dream "request"
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by D.Henson View Post
I always use Warm and Natural.
I use warm and natural for my own, but the price (high double figures) has gotten way out of hand to use for about 40 kids charity quilts, and donít like puffy poly with long arm quilting. Looking for other options.
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:22 PM
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I order from Walmart.com a roll of Pellon Quilters Touch Polyester Batting. It is very good quality, not to thick. It is 90 inches by 30 yards for about 77 dollars and pick it up at the store so no freight. I highly recommend it.
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Do you have space for a batting roll? Marshall Dry Goods carries Hobbs 80/20, 96" x 30 yards for $110 + shipping. If that is too much for you, maybe you could split the cost with some other quilters.
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I have room for a roll and is the way I buy batting. I’ll check out Hobbs brand.
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