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PostSubject: Batting, from Finisher   Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:31 pm

Title: Batting
Post by: finisher on November 26, 2007, 08:28:17 AM
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In the project I'm currently quilting I'm using a batting that is poly/cashmere. The batting is made by the Mountain Mist company and it is from a special line of batting called the Heritage Collection. They also make a poly/silk blend. They include a nice label that you can sew onto the back of your quilt if you choose to. "Handmade with a touch of cashmere..or silk"..whichever you are using. The package says you can quilt up to 5" apart..but my largest area is less than 2" squared. I have to say..I just love this batting! I hand quilt and this batting is like quilting through butter. It has a little more warmth than pure poly..the loft is fairly low..and it drapes beautifully. I got the silk blend too..but haven't used it yet. I got the first batt at Hancock fabrics when they had their batting 50% off..then when I went to Hobby Lobby they had some on clearance.So..I guess they won't be carrying it anymore? Just thought I'd share something new I've found. :santa_wink:


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: BearFoot on November 26, 2007, 08:30:14 AM
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Wow, that batting sounds interesting...was it a lot more expensive than "Warm & Natural"?


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: Luv2sew on November 26, 2007, 11:21:07 AM
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Finisher, it does sound lovely, and I can see how it would be cozy warm. I too am wondering what the cost is. You're projects are all so beautiful, they are well worth the added $$$. ..........Linda


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: finisher on November 26, 2007, 04:26:54 PM
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The Queen size batts were around $34..so half price wasn't crazy expensive. The ones I got at Hobby Lobby had been marked down to $6! I couldn't not buy them. (was that proper English?) I would have been hesitant to get them at full price not knowing how I'd like them. I haven't heard anybody mention them and was curious. I like them so much I will keep an eye out for them. I think Hancock fabric is the only place locally that carries them so when they go on sale..I'll scoop a couple up.


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: sewnsew on November 26, 2007, 06:02:16 PM
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Finisher, can they be machine washed and dried? They sound wonderful. Have you noticed them bearding at all? Curious minds want to know. :santa_huh:


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: Merry Bee on November 26, 2007, 06:02:30 PM
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I used the batting with a touch of silk and it was a dream to quilt. The thread just glides through it. I had no complaints with other batting, but there was a real differenct in the way this handled.


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: golo on November 26, 2007, 06:36:27 PM
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Is this batting sold at JoAnns or would it be found at LQS.... :santa_undecided:


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: finisher on November 27, 2007, 07:27:09 AM
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The washing instructions say to wash on a gentle cycle and air or machine dry on low. That's how I would wash any quilt.so there's nothing fussy about this batting IMO. I haven't had any bearding art all as I'm quilting. Even when I pop my knots I don't see any of the fiber coming through.
I looked at Joann's for the batts..because they are closer to where I live and their batting goes on sale frequently. They didn't have it..but they do carry Mountain Mist brand..so I guess I should have asked if they could order it in? It's called the Heritage Collection..by Mountain Mist..then it's "a touch of silk" or "a touch of cashmere". I know Joann's is real good about ordering in fabrics when I've asked. They give it to us for the sale price and don't charge for shipping. They call you when It comes into the store and you just pick it up.I think I'll ask the next time I'm in there.
A while back I wanted a bolt of Kona..snow colored. They tried to order it but that color isn't carried by them..it's not in their system. Still..they were willing to check into getting it for me..which I really appreciated.


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: Snaggs55 on November 27, 2007, 07:39:59 AM
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I have a different question about batting...

I used to buy the Hobbs cotton batting at Joanns....a couple months ago it was all on clearance and asked the lady if they were discontinuing it...she said 'no'

however, I went there the other day to get some more and it was all gone...not even any empty bins like it should have been there....I guess they are not selling it anymore!!

anyone know about this?

also, I found it at Michaels, and you can use the coupon there!


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: missmommy on November 28, 2007, 06:44:08 AM
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I buy Hobbs Heirloom batting from Hanc*ck's of Paducah. There prices are excellent and shipping is minimal.


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: golo on November 28, 2007, 06:48:44 AM
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I just got a catalog of fabrics in the mail from Hancocks of Pad.....Its like eating candy just looking at it.... I'll have to check if they have the batting in there.... :santa_tongue:


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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: Anita M. on November 30, 2007, 08:02:25 AM
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I recently got some batting on sale at Joanns. I used to buy the Hobbs Heirloom but they didn't have it any more. So I bought the stuff that replaced it - an 80-20 cotton poly blend made by Fairfield. Haven't tried it yet but I hope it works the same. I also ordered some of the black quilters Dream poly from eQuilter. They rated black battings in Quilter's Home and this was the top rated one. It is for the Oklahoma twister quilt my dog is sitting on in my album. It is for my son's graduation from college, whcih is next year so I'd better get working on it come January! :-)


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Title: Re: Hobbs 80/20
Post by: buickjim on November 30, 2007, 09:11:59 AM
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Just a note about Hobbs 80/20. They have had some quality issues with it lately. According to Harriet Hargrave, the original source for the fibers which a manufacturer that has since move its facilities to China and they have had to look for different souces for their fiber content.

I bought some off of the roll in the shop I used to own and it was awful. The next time I was in the shop I looked at the latest roll they had received and it was much better. I think Hobbs had received a multitude of complaints.

If you buy pre-cut batting, see if you can open the package and check it out before you buy it. Most are sealed like bread with a twist tie or clip.

Also, I washed the quilts that contained the new warm & natural cotton/poly batt and the softness did come back. That was good news.

Jim



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Title: Re: Batting
Post by: Grandma Chris on December 01, 2007, 03:37:54 AM
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I like the Fairfield 80/20 Classic bat. It is good for machine or hand quilting. It holds it shape really well in washings. Not found any bearding. I just bought a Mountain Mist poly for rag quilts and haven't worked with it at all. I have used the Quilters Dream for machine quilting in the 100% cotton and it stitched well, but didn't drape as nice as I thought a 100% cotton would.
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