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Robinhill posted on Fri, May 18 2012 5:55 PM

Hi! 

I am new to the board and fairly new to quilting.  I am making 3 picnic quilts for my children and their families, and would love to have your opinion of what type of batting would be best for this type of project.

Thanks!

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gini replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:02 PM

hi robin, welcome to the group.  is this a quilt that is going on the ground to sit on?  if so,  i would get the most inexpensive batting you can find.  any batting will work,  assuming this isn't a show quilt.

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Yes, just something for them to take on picnics with the kids.  It would need to stand up to lots of washing!

 

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Nana replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:06 PM

Robin

I would use a very inexpensive batting for a project like this.  In fact I recently made a picnic quilt and used denim for the backing.  I didn't put any batting in this project.

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gini replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:09 PM

i've used old flannel sheets in picnic quilts too.

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Thea replied on Fri, May 18 2012 7:41 PM

Robin, i use quilter's dream batting for everything that I make that is a quilt project.  I would use it though for this anyway - you want a cotton that will stand up to lots of washings and not pill in the washer or dryer.

 

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