I’d like to stick with hand-quilting for now. But I think I'd prefer 100% cotton. (the everyday part not the quilting greatness:) I love your blog and check in every morning with my coffee. All three of these materials are going to shrink at different levels, which is bad. Thanks for bringing it up! Hello! Wool is pretty agreeable overall, but there are two tips I can give you to make sure that the two of you get along swimmingly: Above is the Bohemian Garden quilt pattern and can be purchased here! My daughter’s graduation quilt was furry. That means you can use the batting in… And yes, SHEEP are amazing. You want your batting to be larger than your quilt top (front) by about 4″ bigger than the length and height and slightly smaller than your quilt back. Quilters Dream Wool Batting is my top pick because it’s so soft and quilts SO well! I adore bamboo batting for both hand and machine quilting the quilts are awesome , lovely finish. Let’s talk about a polyester-made batting. 96 Hi Suzy! Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned sewist, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. Pellon makes fusible seam tape – you use it to piece batting together – it’s super slick! Reply Cindy October 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm. Watch. Handsewing the pieces is difficult — what about glue???? This is a temporary fusing and typically works best on smaller scale projects. In addition to saving time, it’s often less expensive to buy the yardage using a Wide Back option. I haven’t, but am intrigued. Lots of Quilt Batting options are available by the roll (or off the bolt) or pre-packaged individual sizes. And your quilt will only last as long as the least durable product it is made from. Does it look funny/tight because the batting is so puffy? $19.99. stumbled upon your blog while searching for reviews on a particular batting. It's all I use. Or use those scraps to make small ‘quilt-sandwiches’ to practice your machine quilting on your own machine. Enough about raking those leaves! Sign Up for the Newsletter, Get a Free Pattern! Since wool is made from the coats of sheep, which subsequently will grow forever, it’s actually a really sustainable fiber, and naturally renewable! Warm Company Batting 2391 72-Inch by 90-Inch Warm and Natural Cotton Batting, Twin. Cotton Batting You can also make a lightweight quilt with the 100% cotton batting material. However, when I quilt with wool I like to bring it up to 3.5 or 4. You can learn more about that here. 4 wool batting quilts later, I’m still enjoying it. My best recommendation would be using a thinner batting made for machine quilting. Pingback: Quilting on a Budget with Poly-Blend Batting - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: 6 Tips for Straight Line Machine Quilting (a.k.a. May be best to watch in summertime or maybe some wool batting will make you feel so warm you’ll think you’re on an LA beach. Hmmmm…you may already be doing all of this, but just to double check: Next in our Quilt Along Series: we’ll talk about basting and quilting – putting all the layers together. Buy products such as Pellon Natural 100% Cotton Quilt Batting With Stabilizing Scrim Binder, 96" Wide, 9 Yard Bolt at Walmart and save. My quilt was actually one of yours—Chain Link—although a substituted a dark gray for the navy. Why Wool Batting Makes the Warmest Quilts. Generally softens over time and ages well. We offer the best brands with a trusted track record including Hobbs, Quilter's Dream, Warm & Natural, Tuscany and Bosal. Not all brands are created equal, so making sure that you get a good brand will be something to keep in mind. I have an "Amish Baby" quilt with deep, saturated solids and a Moda Bella Solids black background, and I think a black batting is a good idea to prevent white fibers bearding, […] at Diary of a Quilter shares lots of shopping tips in her informative post on quilt batting. Surprisingly, it's cheaper than the cotton batting in our neck of the woods. One reason a Long Arm Quilter requests the back to be 3-4″ larger than the quilt on all sides is because we usually attach the back at the top and the bottom, which usually takes up about 2″. Warm & White is the ideal batting for pastel and tone-on-tone fabrics! The fibers resist creases and folds (yay!) I personally like when the batting shrinks after the first wash because it softens the quilt and gives it a softer, more vintage appearance.) The soundtrack to About A Boy is so good! It is used as a layer of insulation between fabrics, most often used in quilt making. Wool batting is warmer and at the same time lighter-weight. That leaves about 3″ to ensure we don’t run out of space. Cotton […]. Let us know your thoughts and tips in the comments! Best Selling. I’ve only done small project. I recently finished my first quilt and I used cotton batting but now I’m curious about wool! I’ve also bought it by the bolt from Overstock. Extra soft, and very warm, many quilters prefer the Warm Company offering because it comes with a bit more weight, and makes for a very cozy quilt. can you piece batting? 50~7 1/2" Rag Quilt Warm & Natural Batting Squares. First, I’m not technically allergic to wool, but the smallest bit of it in clothing makes me itchy. Go to previous slide - Best Selling. I've used the bamboo batting that iron's on. Since just ONE pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn, that means 890 miles (or 1,430 kilometers) of yarn came from our fuzzy friend! What a great post! Me too. If you are following along in the Beginning Quilting Series baby quilt project you will need 1 ¼ yards of fabric for the back. There are lots of batting options—you can read more details in this batting post, but to sum up, since I’m going to machine quilt this myself, I like to use a low-loft cotton or […], […] quilt top with batting and backing and baste together. Most fabrics come 42-44″ wide which is perfect for baby or crib quilts. Once upon a time, we were talking about why bamboo batting makes the best summer quilts… but a neighbor just told me I should rake my leaves, so summer feels like a fond, distant memory. Warm & Natural is the finest needle-punched cotton batting! Warm & Natural Cotton Batting-Craft Size Quilt Batting. […] – Click on the link to Amy at Diary of a Quilter where she shares her thoughts about batting, including what size to cut […], […] talk about batting. I then use the air fluff setting or low heat setting to dry the quilts until they are damp. CDN$ 6.91 for shipping & import fees deposit. I love that you described "why" these things make a difference. I can’t speak to the success of free motion quilting with wool batting since I’ve personally never done it. It is amazing for hand quilting! Zipcase 90 Inches X 108 Inches Queen Size Warm Soft Natural Cotton Batting for Quilts Quilting & Craft. It's a little pricey but not too bad with a %40 coupon…plus the crib size is a generous 60×60.
It quilts and washes nicely…
Jennifer , I've used the bamboo batting and I quite like it too. I am new to quilting. I LOVE Bamboo batting! Thank you! Typically when piecing a quilt my stitch length is 2.5. These other natural batting options have wonderful qualities, but are usually more expensive. As well, I will be using cotton batting because it is a thin batting so it is less bulky and easier to use for machine quilting. I have tested it in many of my personal quilts and it washes and wears well. Fairfield Poly-Fil Low-Loft Batting King 120'' X 120'' Poly-Fil Low-Loft® quilt batting sets the standard … Hi there,
I am a first time quilter-sewer and I was wondering if someone could help me out…
When I'm putting this batting stuff in my quilt, am I supposed to sew through the'back' cover, the batting and then 'front' cover? LOVE bamboo batting!! I am making quilts for Christmas for my boys. I found it on a good sale, so the price wasn’t too bad. Thanks!!! I also made your nursing cover for my soon to come baby! I pieced my back using prints from the […], […] Up next Tuesday in our Quilt Along Series: Batting and Backing fabric […], […] This week we are going to discuss two important parts of finishing a quilt with very helpful and informative tutorials by Kati Spencer of From the Blue Chair. Your backing fabric is pulled taut and secured to the floor with masking tape. But one of my favorite movies is About a Boy. The Warm Company Quilt Batting. Warm & Plush is the warmest natural batting ever manufactured; it has no scrim, just 50% more soft, warm cotton fiber! I just get one size bigger than the bedsize of the quilt I'm making. What’s the warmest option then? My favorite batting for kid’s quilts is Quilter’s Dream Select Poly. Do you love quilting with wool? Add it to the middle of your lovely fabric projects for a plush finish, padding, or just a little extra dimension! Want low loft, what is the best fusible batting I can use. I have to say I use it every night as I am always cold. I always stock up then – or use those 40% off coupons. Sidney Poitier and Mary Louise Parker. So send me more wool and lots and lots of piping hot tea! Nice that there’s so much variety available. Fun fact, in Australia a sheep was found roaming about and after being sheared, was 89-pounds lighter! would you hand wash in cold water a quilt made with wool batting? I love when you do because I haven’t tried every product or technique. Question for you — have you ever used any of the black quiltings? Out of this 15%, only 5% is clean enough for Warm & Natural! I wish you had discussed wool, bamboo and silk battings as well. This has been the year of wool batting for me, having never tried it, I took my first foray. My BFF has a wool allergy, so I’m very aware what a bummer it can be. I save some of the quilted pieces for inspiration when I am stuck. I buy a roll of batting from overstock fast delivery and right to my door, Joann’s is still a quick and inexpensive place to get batting. 56. Thank you! Warm & Natural is the finest needle-punched cotton batting! If you're like me, wool batting may become your new standard just in time for this winter's first snow! Warm & Natural is the preferred batting among quilters world-wide! Wool is also known for its great stitch definition, so if you’re a pro stitcher and want to show em’ off, team up with some wool. The two most relevant factors in choosing a batting for a quilt are, – Pros: Less expensive, lightweight but very durable. Start on one end and roll out your quilt top, smoothing it while you roll. How do you decide which color to use, particularly natural or white? An illustration of this is shrinkage. I also use wool and 100% cotton. Also, how is free motion quilting with wool batting? It was fun to quilt and I was pretty darn proud. Quilt is now in trunk of car. IKEA has nice fabric but limited variety. I get overwhelmed with all the batting options out there. Thanks for sharing what you do with all of us! FTC Disclosure: This blog accepts paid advertising and uses affiliate links for which I receive compensation. This defines what the batting is made of. Required fields are marked *. One of the warmest and comfiest of those things is a good stack of 100% wool batting. Prefer the Select loft, but can't always get it.
I haven't tried bamboo because it's $$ and my 2 favorite stores (both locals) don't carry it.
I'm allergic to wool, so won't do wool, period, any percentage. Even ebay is a good way to do this if you don't want to get a used piece of fabric, I have used fusible batting in a baby quilt, and it is a nightmare! I have lots of pieces of polyester batting that had been trimmed from previous projects. There are some other great options, though. I don’t see that type of batting sold in stores. Thanks for sharing your experience with silk batting. In other words the backing should be the biggest of the three layers. I also like that it's eco-friendly.
Question for you (or others): Do you ever double up the batting? It is very durable over time and use and makes for a truly lively finished quilt. Wool is happily single because it has so many great traits, all on its own. The three most common types of quilt batting are Polyester, 100% Cotton, and Cotton/Poly Blend and each has its own pros and cons. Batting by the yard. There is a wide variety of quilt battings available on the market. If you anytime need, How do I handle the huge 10 quilt size bags. Shrinks slightly – especially if it’s 100% cotton. 1. There's nothing new here. Quilt as desired. I haven’t had a bearding problem with Quilters Dream. So, be kind to your longarmer and give them the fabric they need so we can quilt the best we can. Do you have any special tricks you use for making your quilt sandwich with wool batting? or Best Offer. This comment has been removed by the author. Wool batting is a warm, breathable, super-soft type of batting that I happen to love, especially this time of year. I know some folks don’t like to use sheets as backing. This post is part of the original Beginning Quilt Series (or How to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish), but options have changed a little since that time and I wanted to update the post. Batting is the filling of quilts and makes them warm and heavy. Hubby wants an extra-warm quilt for winter snoozes on the couch and I was thinking of doubling up on a low-loft batting to keep the quilt, Never sleek or sophisticated…that's what I like about you Amy, you're just an average everyday person (with loads of quilting greatness:) just like a lot of us! In keeping with The Warm Company tradition, Warm & Plush gives quilts perfect drape while being consistent and reliable in all types of quilting, crafting and sewing situations. Warm & Natural Batting is environmentally friendly, needle-punched batting that doesn’t use harsh chemicals in its manufacture. Batting can be purchased by individual size – typically based on the traditional bed sizes (crib, twin, queen & king) you can buy it by the yard off the bolt (typically available in big box stores like Joann’s). New to sewing? The extra inches are your insurance policy that your back doesn’t suddenly become smaller than the front. All photos and content are my own unless clearly noted. Heaviest weight batting. Shop for Batting in Quilting. It seems so much easier than pinning or spraying, is there a reason not to use it? 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,681. I recently used silk batting for a throw quilt. I do a 2nd spin cycle (it’s a front loader so no rough agitation) before drying and they’re still pretty heavy with water. This is one of the ways I’m able to support myself and continue writing free content. This can be somewhat annoying when working with a dark background fabric. Machine quilting on my Pfaff ends up a mess and the batting does not agree with my large embroidery hoops…keeps slipping off…..HELP if you can please! Custom Quilting by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. Waited excitedly and then pulled out a BEARDED mess. I love the sound of wool, warm for him. 91 Products . 4. Often times I end up disappointed because when a new project/kit comes out and it’s in wool, I always ask if there is an alternative. Lot of 2 Needled Cotton Batting Warm & Natural Warm & White Craft Size Quilt . It is also very difficult to roll or wad on the right side of the. What i am trying to do is for saddle pads and the ladies like them ‘puffy’ for more padding under the saddle. Drawbacks: higher price and potential allergic reaction for some people. Mountain Mist Quilt-Light Polyester Batting. Soft & Bright undergoes the same manufacturing process that has made Warm & Natural, the world’s leading batting. You won’t experience any of the wool itchiness with wool batting because, if quilted correctly, the batting is completely covered. WARM COMPANY (2131) Warm and Natural Cotton Batting by The Yard, 90-Inch by 40-Yard I have used bamboo batting before and really like it. If I use cotton, I love Quilters, I use Quilters Dream 100% cotton. I also like that it's eco-friendly.
Question for you (or others): Do you ever double up the batting? I’ve used Hobbs Heirloom and Tuscany wool batting so far, but I now want to try out the Quilters Dream wool batting to compare. $6.00 shipping. Does that increase drag on the quilt? Now that I’ve spent this whole post hyping it up, let me tell you about my very favorite wool batting! Wondering if I could put 2 layers of batting to make the quilts extra fluffy? Bought my fabric and boning for mine a couple weeks and can't wait to make it!
Thanks for your awesome tutorial. Or you can use your scraps to make an easy table runner! I want fusible batting, but my squares are 15×15″ Wool, Bamboo and Silk have become more available in recent years. $20.99 $ 20. 1) in the photographs above, are those the 3.5″ machine quilting stitches? Once in a while, another batting fiber, like cotton, will invite wool to join up to add some insulation. HI again AMy,
I am so lazy… Just found some info on battings right here on your blog. This should be roughly 42″ square. I don’t buy the think batting, so I’m not on the lookout for it very much. P.S. Also, my cats go crazy for the smell of the wool and try to steal the cutoffs . I wonder if you have a brand you suggest for wool? Hi Suzy, I’ve got 2 questions please! I am tying the quilts with yarn, not quilting. For movies, check out the Italian movie called The Great Beauty–great soundtrack too: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358891/ Thanks for being an inspiration of art, joy, & sharing. These seeds contain oils. CDN$ 33.56 CDN$ 33. Warm & Natural is the preferred batting among quilters world-wide! Better option for, (usually 80% cotton/20% polyester). 05 The quilt batting you choose to use may also come down to the size of batting available for the size of quilt you are making, though piecing together quilt batting is possible. We live in Colorado and I have wool clothing and love it. Polyester have always proved to be the best in producing fibers materials. Also, it comes undone over time, meaning; as you quilt, the more you move it around, the faster the layers separate making quilting even more difficult! I can use a high quality batting that’s half the price of cotton and still have lots of money leftover for more fabric! Get it as soon as Wed, Jan 13. it’s included with Amazon prime. So bummed. Backing also needs to be longer than the quilt top and batting because sometimes if you’re table-top pin basting on a narrow table, the layers aren’t quite parallel to one another. I always recommend 100% wool if you want to “show off” the quilting. Yes! They feel light as a feather. If you’ve used cotton batting they are likely to shrink slightly more. Is very appealing by my now-deceased mother, both for hand quilting and for machine quilting on your own.... In exchange for posting an honest review s incredibly strong I receive compensation quilting Craft. 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