Hugs Janice. I’ve always wanted to try silk or bamboo but the budget just isn’t there. I LOVE Quilters Dream batting (esp their wool) and would like to try the bamboo. Thanks for your help! The nearest place to buy batting is a Joann’s, but I can get deliveries out in the country where I live. I have to say I use it every night as I am always cold. The experience left me disappointed and a little bit frustrated. So, unless you can assure the piece will be rolled and not folded, stick to wool, poly or some blend. So I’m on the search for a denser, more weighty cotton or blend batting. I use black flannel (prewashed) for batting. My grandmother used to order her batting via mail. Very dense and thick. Was wondering if you have heard of it?? Don't do polyesters (any percentage) either.
I like my quilts 100%. My castle for a dense, heavier, low loft batting! Oh and if you would like a sweet tutorial on how to baste a quilt, check out this post – it shows 3 different ways to baste your quilt sandwich. Nice that there’s so much variety available. The batting machine quilted beautifully. Thanks! My wife and I are making one from Valentine themed specialty tea towels we’ve picked up over the years. Right I have Mettler and won’t buy it again. Hobbs Heirloom Batting Blend is a top choice for quilters who tend to work in a number of different ways. If you are looking for a batting that is closer to 1/4″ in thickness, you will have to shop “deluxe.” Try out Quilter’s Dream 100% Pure Cotton Supreme if you haven’t already. You can identify these battings by their processing. I have just finished a king size quilt. I’m making my first quilt with your triangle jitters pattern and have been reading so many of your tutorials along the way. Longarm Needle Finder. Things to look for: cotton seeds in the batting. The problem I had was with thread breaks while using it. You can learn more about that here. I wanted something softer than flannel but I don’t really know what would be best to use. It is lighter yet warmer than wool and most people who are allergic to wool are NOT allergic to alpaca. I LOVE Bamboo batting! How about silk batting? If I use cotton, I love Quilters, I use Quilters Dream 100% cotton. I am really loving your blog :)
P.S. Pingback: 10 Creepy & Fun Halloween Sewing DIYs - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: How To Make A Minky Baby Blanket In 30 Minutes! I know some people who swear by polyester threads, but I just don’t use them. A double layer of Hobbs 80/20 and wool can give extra prominence to the quilted areas of your project. The best thing about Mountain mist quilt batting is its wonderful Glazene finish. I wonder why. I want the quilt to be very thin and very lightweight for this menopausal mama. Bought my fabric and boning for mine a couple weeks and can't wait to make it!
Thanks for your awesome tutorial. Overall I’ve been happy with it but I’d love to try wool batting but I’m paranoid about working hard on a quilt only to have it beard and then be ruined. Do you have a recommendation on what kind of batting to use for tablecloths or placemats, since they have to be washed more frequently? I’m back with an answer! When I started quilting polyester was all the rage. Batting (Large Rolls) Hobbs batting by the Roll. Pin the borders to each side, matching the three pins and the outside edges. The BERNINA Q 24 & Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machines are available on frame in three sizes. They have a lot of similar qualities. My mom made three of my children warm, heavy quilts like this before she died. Check out Kaffee Fasset quilts! I finally finished it before my son graduated from high school. Thank you for your help. I bought an old ‘puffy’ quilt and I opened one of the puffs and they are filled with silk stockings. If you don’t want the crinkle affect, pre-wash your fabric before making your placemats. I also think bamboo has a beautiful drape. See more ideas about Quilt batting, Quilting tips, Quilts. The batting doesn't unravel easily and come up through the top of my quilt (like some polyester battings have done to me). I have found it common for cotton batting, specifically, to be thinner and denser than it used to be. Many thanks. I did do a charity quilt a couple of weeks ago batting and backing provided along with the flimsy and that was a polyester one, I found that better to work with than I thought it wold be, Great post! My big dream is to raise alpacas and make quilt batting from their fleece. Contact me with any questions or concerns. And one more thing you may want to consider – I used a heavy-weight home dec fabric on the back of my placemats to give them a bit more heft and make them sturdier. Would you use all cotton or a poly blend? Or you can use your scraps to make an easy table runner! It’s thicker and more dense than regular poly or cotton, but not as puffy as wool. I have used bamboo batting and it is very lovely to quilt, both for hand quilting and for machine quilting. Quilter’s Dream batting is everything batting should be; consisting of high quality materials with soft and silky fibers. Should I use it with a large quilt top I LOVE– or save it for the projects going to lesser loved family members?? I have a weird batting story… I finished a quilt recently that I started over ten years ago when I was young and had no idea I was using too many colours. Quick review for the newer crowd: What is Quilt Batting? Hi Suzy, She will be using when she moves to a twin size bed as she is just turning three. Hi, my husband and I are in the process of house hunting for the perfect acreage. A local quilter told me that bamboo is warmer that cotton. 5. Hi Amy!
I became a follower a while back just because of your "hooter hider" (GIGGLE). I think Molly is talking about non treated wool batting which some mills make as part of their yarn business. Dec 17, 2020 - Explore Lisa McCray's board "Quilt Batting", followed by 653 people on Pinterest. Or will it just soften up as it gets used and washed? The longarm sewing machine frame typically ranges from 10 feet (about 3 metres) to 14 feet (about 4.25 metres) in length. Having never made one myself, I’m definitely not an expert – I would search more sites with t-shirt quilt experience. 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My lqs recommended “Quilter’s Flannel” as the batting but I’m worried about shrinkage and also I don’t know where to buy that. I have read this before, but went back and read it again. , Thank you Suzy! Custom Quilting by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. I’ve never made a T-shirt quilt, but I’ve heard people say they used Hobbs Cotton Heirloom fusible? Available by the roll. The Highest Loft polyester batting is good for a thicker quilt – probably easiest to tie. Some battings do not have any right side. Batting is a mine field. Any ideas? Kati has some great tips – I learned something new! I’ve never tried silk, but now it’s at the top of my to-do list. Three things come to mind – 1. Would it be batting choice or fabric choice that makes a quilt heavier? I’d say that you were just getting in touch with your inner quilt historian. Unless the appliqué is very light in color, I would look into using black batting. It seems a lot of work, but it makes for some useful reading. In business since 1978, Hobbs manufactures high-quality quilt battings that use long-staple cotton fibers, premium wool, and more. Not pantyhose, just silk (or maybe nylon), thigh high stockings. Worth the money. Like all things cotton, we’re used to cotton shrinking a little bit. Sometimes I recommend products, and if you click on those links, I may earn a small commission. Resists folding and creasing and has great stitch-definition for showing off fancy machine quilting. If the quilts you’re trying to replicate feel heavy, you’ll probably want to use a relatively dense or thick batting. (Never try to hand-quilt that last one, and be careful laying out for basting because it’s very grabby and also stretchy. Think I got the answer… Sorry wasting your time. I like how cotton breathes and it’s about all I use. This batting recommends quilting up to 3 1/2 inches apart. Enjoy big quilting art work. 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