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Do you prewash batting?

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Pamela (ThePamster) posted on Mon, Mar 17 2014 6:40 PM

I used flannel in my quilts, but in the next ones I might try batting, we live in Florida though, so I don't know if I should or not. Is it too warm? And from what I saw some you don't have to? Thank you in advance for sharing your advice on this subject. :)

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I'm in Phoenix, use Warm & Natural without prewashing, and have been very pleased with the results...not too warm, except in the middle of the summer...

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Pam, I live in North Florida and use warm and natural batting. Its not heavy or to warm like a comforter would be. I also use flannel for batting in my baby quilts sometimes.   Susan

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Thank you both! I am thinking the flannel wasn't quite heavy enough, and I want something a little thicker this next quilt, so I might try the warm and natural. :D Thanks again for the valuable feedback and experiences! :D

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Flo replied on Tue, Mar 18 2014 1:09 PM

I do not prewash batting, but I do unroll it and let it fluff for a day or so before I layer my quilt.  i do prewash flannel for backing because it shrinks irregular.

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That sounds like a plan! Good advice, thanks Flo!

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Pam,

I do not prewash batting, because I purchase batting that won't shrink and batting doesn't come with the seizing that's on fabric.  I can handle all batting without any allergic reactions. 

Marianne

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Thank you Marianne! If I go with batting on t he next ones I'll be sure to get some tat doesn't require prewashing. I think that would just be a pain to deal with....

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gini replied on Thu, Mar 20 2014 6:38 PM

prewashing batting depends on the look you want. 

gini in north idaho

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