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PostSubject: Polyester Batting   Tue May 31, 2011 6:21 pm

Does anyone use Poly batting ? I haven't used it for years and it is not sold by a lot of quilt shops here any more. I use either wool or cotton . I have been wanting to use some poly again and saw some advertized so got a couple of meters. It is called O-So-Soft Lite . I was very surprised at the appearance of it. It looks like a needlepunched cotton. The last time i used poly [ Mountain Mist ] it was a beautiful soft and " fluffy " type . If I hadn't been told and was shown this I would have thought it was cotton. Is this the way poly batting looks now ?
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 pm

There is poly batting that looks like that now as well as still the puffy kind. I bought a 50/50 blend yesterday to do a coverlet for a decorator friend.....whole cloth quickie machine quilt top and she's going to have her curtain/upholstry lady put on a skirt. She requested no shrink, so I went with the half and half. It is flat and nice like the cotton.....they had 100% poly that looked like it....a bit rougher. This was at Joann's fabric.
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Tue May 31, 2011 9:21 pm

The Warm N Natural people make a poly that's flat like the W/N. I have THREE quilts basted with it, but haven't done any quilting yet. I also just got some of the "fluffy" stuff (the skinniest fluffy they had at Joann's) recently for a couple more projects.

I haven't used poly for a long time, either, but I seem to be on a wallhanging/table topper binge and I don't want these particular ones to shrink up and get 'cuddly'.

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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:17 am

So far, Ive never used anything else besides Poly batting. I love the batting from Fairfield but I cant get it here in Germany. As alternative choice I use Polydown from Hobbs but I dont like it very much. The cotton and wool batting are pretty expensive over here. Ive seen poly batting from quiltersdream - they are sooo soft and a batting I think it was called "green" out of recycled plastic bottles its sooo soft also but they only offer low loft.
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:44 am

You see lots of Bamboo batting here also . I have a batt but haven't used it. has been lots of discussion here on likes and dislikes about it. A lot say it beards a lot while others say not . Anyone used that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:28 am

I haven't used a poly bat for ages....I am thinking that they have improved them quite a bit since the last time I used one. So I might try one again.
I do have some of the bamboo bat...but have not used it yet. It looks and feels alot like the Hobbs 80/20 to me, so it should machine quilt ok....have not washed it so don't know if it will soften, drape well or shrink.
I usually use Hobbs wool bat for my nicer king size qults. I like the demention that it gives when quilting and it drapes very well, plus it is soft and nice for bed size quilts.
Sometimes cotton will be hard and doesn't drap well until it is washed several times, that said...I still use it alot.

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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:30 am

By the way.... there is a Right side and a Wrong side to battings....also alot of the cottons have directional use just like fabric...can stretch. When using bats, look to make sure that you have placed it right.

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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:18 am

Mamu wrote:
By the way.... there is a Right side and a Wrong side to battings....also alot of the cottons have directional use just like fabric...can stretch. When using bats, look to make sure that you have placed it right.

More, please! Which is which and how? :ta:

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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:10 pm

I gave up on poly a while back, then got back to it. I am wild about Thermore poly batting. It is low loft, keeps its shape, no shrinkage, extremely warm, and 'hugs' my fabric. By that I mean that it seems to grab on and not want to move from where I put it. It quilts like a dream, with less basting required than most bats.

I am also on www.quiltingboard.com . One of the really fine LAers on that siteseems to use nothing but the high loft polydown, which shows off every bit of her marvelous quilting.

I have tried Hobbs wool, which I don't like anywhere near as well as the thicker Matilde's Own, which is a delight to quilt with.
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:38 pm

Re the right and wrong sides to Batts. We had this discussion on a quilting board here re the Bamboo batting . Ladies saying you must have the right side up [ some said down !] but none could agree on which one or which was the right and wrong side Shocked I gave up reading it .I know if you have a batting with a scrim on it there is a side that should go up but no one seems to agree on that one either !!
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:46 am

I have been told that if there is a scrim, it goes down so that the quilt is poofier.
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:54 pm

I know AOL used bamboo batting on a queen size quilt, she hand quilted it and the batting was terrible, it migrated through the fabrics and she hated it. I remember discussing it with her, thats all I know about it though

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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:25 pm

Gimpy, thanks for the heads up.
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Now yet another new one !! I saw an ad in a magazine for another batting called Innergreen ...made from corn . Any one seen / used it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Polyester Batting   Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:06 am

I think I saw that corn batting at Joanns a while back. A much better use for it than fuel I would think.
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