Top 10 Posters

Batting

rated by 0 users
Not Answered This post has 0 verified answers | 6 Replies | 4 Followers

Not Ranked
2 Posts
Points 70
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!

All Replies

Top 10 Contributor
Female
28,547 Posts
Points 417,049
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.

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
2 Posts
Points 70

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

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
27,741 Posts
Points 436,665
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.

Vinton, Virginia

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Female
28,547 Posts
Points 417,049
gini replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:09 PM

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

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
13,716 Posts
Points 248,537
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.

 

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (7 items) | RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use