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  • Re: 100 0/0 cotton over blend?

    [quote user="ls2116"]why do people tend to make more quilts with cotton over a blend? just wondering is it preference or is there a reason?[/quote] I have asked this question to many different quilters in several states. I think it boils down to personal preference. Personally, I have always...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Apr 12 2012
  • Best batting

    I used 100 percent ployester on my first quilt. It puckered some, and it's too war for a year round quilt. Any suggestions on which batting to use for my next one? I want to keep shrinkage to a minimum. I'm thinking 100 percent cotton will shrink, but I hear it's best for a year round quilt...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Sbitner on Mon, Apr 2 2012
  • Re: Let's talk batting

    I usually use Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting as well. I think it's the best on the market for the money. But last weekend JoAnn's had queen size packaged batting (cotton) on sale for $14.99. I think it was Pollen brand but I'm not sure. I wish I didn't throw out the package. I...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Sun, Feb 12 2012
  • Batting

    I am writing this post for my son who spent 2 hours debating batting with me yesterday. (He does not quilt). He believes that the thicker the quilt, the warmer the quilt. Finally I told him I would post a question here so he could see the answers for himself. Which is warmer low loft cotton batting or...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Wed, Dec 21 2011
  • Re: What is your favorite batting?

    Kathy I always use 100% cotton batting. I think it's cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. I think it's also easier to quilt. I tried polyester once...never again. It just didn't work for me. I have never tried bamboo; I just won't spend the money on it. I would rather spend...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Tue, Nov 29 2011
  • Re: Batting Seam Tape

    Flojo, I purchased my batting tape at a small quilt shop after watching the store owner "tape" batting together for a quilt. I was amazed at how well it worked! After she sandwiched the quilt I couldn't see the seam and I was sold! I have used this on numerous occasions and love it. The...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Oct 20 2011
  • RE-purpose a fleece throw

    Has anybody used a purchased fleece throw as backing for a wintery quilt? If so, did you also use batting?
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Kate on Fri, Aug 12 2011
  • Left-over batting pieces

    What do you do with your left-over hunks of batting? Do you sew them together to use in larger quilts? I have made many small wall-hangings and table runners/mats... But the pile in the corner is starting to grow!!! Also, I have made "quilt as you go" quilts, and the batting only has to be...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Deborah on Mon, Jul 11 2011
  • adding to a pattern

    Would like to know if it would change the look of a pattern by adding extra batting to leafs. I have been making leaf quilts and was wondering if I could put batting behind each individual leaf, add the leaf veins and any other embellishment I wish, trim the batting close to the outline of each leaf...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Anne on Sat, Feb 5 2011
  • Re: Let's talk batting

    Sarabela, here is some information about How to Choose Batting Batt-Mart is also a great place to learn about batting.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Kris on Sat, Dec 25 2010
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