I am still fairly new to quilting, so I'm learning to seek advice BEFORE I mess something up. Since this group is about scrap quilts, I'm hoping one of you has my answer.
I have just finished two string block tops in which all the blocks were sewn onto old sheets for their foundation. I have also finished piecing the backs which are mostly muslin. Now the question - the tops are slightly heavy since they are pieced on sheets, but I still want to use something to give the quilts shape. I'm thinking if I use my Warm & Natural batting, they're going to be too heavy. Should I still use W&N? Should I use a cheaper batting just for form? Should I do something completely different?
Thanks for any input!
Beth in SC
Sometimes I have used Warm & Natural, I have also used the craft batting that is like felt. However, to just get a light weight filling in the sandwich, cotton flannel works well. It is light weight and doesn't require much quilting.
I made a queen-size pineapple quilt that was foundation pieced on muslin. I was surprised at how heavy the top was. My long-arm quilter even suggested not using batting at all. But since I still wanted it, she used a light-weight poly blend. I like cotton so much more and one of my favorites is Quilter's Dream. I believe Request is the thinnest of their lofts.
Thanks for the replies! I'm going to make my decision this weekend and just do it.