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Monday, June 21, 2010

Batting for children's quilts

Type a whole message and lost it, aargh. Need suggestions for batting for children's quilts to be quilted on home sewing machine.. all comments appreciated. I tried to post a picture but it didn't let me browse for the picture, either. Lavinia

5 Comments:

  • At June 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

    I use Warm and White in baby quilts, as well as others. It stands up to washing alot, and is soft and breathes.
    The owners of a local quilt shop here likes Dream Cotton, so any cotton seems OK. The husband does beautiful long arm quilting.
    Sara

     
  • At June 22, 2010 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    I use Warm & Natural for children's quilts and I always buy it at JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon. Cotton fabric loves cotton batting for machine quilting ... spray basting with 505 makes layers "stick" together well and things just move very nicely under the machine's needle.

     
  • At June 24, 2010 at 6:49 PM , Blogger dutchrose said...

    i have used fairfield "soft touch" cotton batting since it came onto the market. i love it, it drapes well, and the quilting shows up well even tho there isn't alot of loft.
    dutchrose ---{-@

     
  • At June 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM , Blogger jdb in AZ said...

    Warm & Natural shrinks -- big time. So I spritz it and throw it in the dryer to preshrink it before layering it with the quilt top and backing.

    Don't pre-wash it or you'll have a glob of cotton.

     
  • At June 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM , Blogger WhiteStone said...

    I like Hobb's 80/20. Like Warm & Natural, it shrinks up a bit so I like to wet it down (put it in the machine, then spin, don't agitate) and then dry it on low before using it. I like a bit of a shink for the crinkle effect but not a lot. So I prefer to pre-soak and dry before using.

     

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