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What kind of batting to use in a wall hanging

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Dawn posted on Tue, Jun 25 2013 1:59 PM

I have some batting, but it is pretty fluffy.  Not sure if I should use it, and it is the only batting I have.  I would like to get the sandwiching done, but not sure if fluffy batting is the way I should go.  I live 20 min. from the nearest LQS.  Just wanting to save time and money.  Thanks for your help!

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Hi Dawn, 

If you're trying to save time and money, I would just go with what you have.  That's what I would do anyway.  Good luck with your decision.  :)

 

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There is no reason why you can't use fluffy batting for a wall hanging. Just make sure you follow the manufactures directions for the minimum stitch spacing.

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Dawn:
but it is pretty fluffy.

I used a fluffy batting in a quilt and will never do it again on a domestic machine. It's very shifty and difficult to manage. A wall hanging might not be too bad. 

 

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Marie replied on Wed, Jun 26 2013 8:36 AM

Dawn:

I have some batting, but it is pretty fluffy.  Not sure if I should use it, and it is the only batting I have.  I would like to get the sandwiching done, but not sure if fluffy batting is the way I should go.  I live 20 min. from the nearest LQS.  Just wanting to save time and money.  Thanks for your help!

Dawn, let me tell you my experience with fluffy batting in a wall hanging which I made when I didn't know like you.  The wall hanging I made doesn't hang right, the batting is too thick.  If you can pull the batting apart so that it is only one layer, maybe that will work.  I'm adding a picture of my WH to show you it doesn't work.

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Dawn , I would never use a real fluffy batting for a wall hanging ,but that is just me, they are not made for wall hangings . I know your 20 mins  from  LQS , but I'd go anyway

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Dawn replied on Wed, Jun 26 2013 3:20 PM

Thanks everyone, I will just have to buy more.  :-)  

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