Just saying I use the spray baste, but I have not tried it on a bed-sz quilt. The BERNINA Q 24 & Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machines are available on frame in three sizes. I would like to make them quilts just like this. Life got in the way and I picked it up again last month. I can use a high quality batting that’s half the price of cotton and still have lots of money leftover for more fabric! Even the directions on 505 say ‘to remove adhesive – dry clean’. If a dense cotton batting is what you want, I highly recommend Quilters Cotton Supreme Cotton Batting. Hobbs Heirloom Batting Blend is a top choice for quilters who tend to work in a number of different ways. I am tying the quilts with yarn, not quilting. Piecing her a birthday quilt today but if it makes her eyes water then a lifetime heirloom is just going to be a waste . I’m making my first quilt with your triangle jitters pattern and have been reading so many of your tutorials along the way. I wanted something softer than flannel but I don’t really know what would be best to use. Some batting comes with “scrim,” which is a thin layer of stabilizer that gives your batting some strength, and keeps fibers from escaping and creating that dreaded beard. Also known as wadding, quilt batting is a layer of material used to fill quilts, giving them warmth, thickness, and weight.). It’s not the first time I’ve made a quilt, but it’s definitely the first time I’ve done it properly! I want to hand quilt some pillow tops and table runners and am looking for low loft. However now I’ve read about the dreaded bearding I’m worried about using it again without advice. Here is an option from quilter’s dream that would work well for a mostly black quilt, in addition it will help keep the true colors of your quilt. I like all of the options on loft and type they offer. Here at SQ you will find free sewing tutorials, product reviews, basic how-to’s, design inspiration, and quilt patterns geared toward you – the chic, modern quilter! Here are some other helpful tips for basting your quilt layers together: Pin Basting a Quilt shortcut from Pat Sloan, Spray Basting a Large Quilt using a Design Wall, I finally decided to look at the prepackaged batting at Hobby Lobby the other day. Good for, 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). Yeah, 10 points for the poly blend! jk…I love all my family dearly!! Sometimes I recommend products, and if you click on those links, I may earn a small commission. I have used bamboo batting and it is very lovely to quilt, both for hand quilting and for machine quilting. It’s also veeeery fluffy and relatively easy to work with when quilting. I love that you described "why" these things make a difference. I occasionally receive free fabric, books, or notions in exchange for posting an honest review. . Where can I find a thick poly/cotton blend batting? This batting recommends quilting up to 3 1/2 inches apart. The generous long arm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts. It’s very easy to whip-stitch (largish) scraps together. I know some folks don’t like to use sheets as backing. They have a lot of similar qualities. 18 yd to 30 yd rolls available! If you are looking for a batting that is closer to 1/4″ in thickness, you will have to shop “deluxe.” Try out Quilter’s Dream 100% Pure Cotton Supreme if you haven’t already. I’ve never used bamboo but now I’m intrigued. I will continue to stalk you. Love following you and all the others in the group. Because it’s synthetic, it shouldn’t beard, so it would be a good option for quilts that use a lot of dark fabrics – especially if you’re using solid dark fabrics. batting. 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester . And what a wonderful dream it was! The existence of silk batting is news to me! There are other brands that are 100% bamboo. Personally, I think Pellon is better quality and never has those terrible dark flecks that drive me bananas. I thought this post was going to be about Halloween….bats….get it?! The batting package instructions should say if it can be washed and dried. Prewashing your fabric will lessen the crinkle, however. - Suzy Quilts. Cotton […]. Learn More BERNINA Q Series Sit-Down Model. Some fabric companies do make Wide Back Fabrics (90″ – 108″ wide) so that you don’t have to piece a back. Great cotton batting. 2. Do you cut off pieces or unroll under long arm and nibble away at it?
, Amy, I love it that 90% of the time when I google with a quilting related question, up pops a tutorial on your blog! Thank you for your help. I’ve never tried it – it sounds amazing. I make bed quilts and mostly use Quilters’ Dream Select, a mid loft all cotton Oh and the “lint” complaint was from 2 different customers on the Amazon site for Quilters Dream Orient Blend. The process was miserable, not to mention that I bunched up both the backing and the quilt top. My grandmother hand tied her quilts. If you are still liking it after all of that, get more! Does it still crinkle? Unless the appliqué is very light in color, I would look into using black batting. I’ve washed the quilt several times, and it washes well, with only a little shrinkage. That is a great question! This post will discuss the choosing batting for a quilt, including the different kinds of batting options. (Never try to hand-quilt that last one, and be careful laying out for basting because it’s very grabby and also stretchy. It beards through dark fabric but I would still consider it for a utility quilt of denim, suiting, or courdoroy,. can you piece batting? I also feel this way when picking out quilt batting. (Typically blended with Cotton which makes it great for breath-ability.) I always stock up then – or use those 40% off coupons. But not the kind of beard you’re thinking of. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. But the problem is that most soft fabrics are stretchy and that doesn’t sound conducive to quilting. I haven’t tried WinLine, so I can’t say, however now that you’ve brought it to my attention, I’m going to have to get my hands on some. Longarm quilting is the process by which a longarm sewing machine is used to sew together a quilt top, quilt batting and quilt backing into a finished quilt. or do you have other recommendations? I want it to be a heavier quilt. woooow!!! Whatever you decide, good luck! Welcome to Quiltin4Fun! It also gives the perfect crinkle. Quilt Batting can make you … batty! 2. I’ve tried it, and messed it completely up. I love the Tuscany silk by Hobbs. Unless you are using a few layers of batting, none of these options are weighted enough to cause any issue. For these quilts, a basic 80/20 works great. It is also very difficult to roll or wad on the right side of the. I ask because someone gave me some and I can’t find a lot of info on it. Which of the 80/20 or 60/40 battings would be considered low loft? Have you ever done this? Finding the best longarm quilting machine can get overwhelming after realizing how many units you can choose from. , Thank you Suzy! With the Q 20 sit-down model free-motion quilting is child's play. It’s turning into a beautiful California bed sized quilt as I proceed. Also love Hobbs 80/20. There’s a lot of great info out there about the difference between batting’s, And I like natural fibers/supporting local wool industry, but would using a cotton/poly blend be better as it’s closer to the quilt-topper fiber content (100%cotton or cotton/poly blend t-shirts)? […], […] more information on finishing a quilt, go to these tutorials on Choosing Batting, Quilting, and Binding a Quilt. I also made your nursing cover for my soon to come baby! Do you have a recommendation on what kind of batting to use for tablecloths or placemats, since they have to be washed more frequently? So she suggested to never use the warm and. I wish you had discussed wool, bamboo and silk battings as well. https://www.etsy.com/listing/454183616/alpaca-quilt-batting-all-natura-crib?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-craft_supplies_and_tools-yarn_and_fiber-stuffing_batting_and_filling&utm_custom1=640cfd16-3789-4285-96b8-997132b312c8&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5arMBRDzARIsAAqmJexByWvzOprIU1lx9djPCXxYk335qKUqfBoCpMYffPb8UGJfonM6p2caAqKwEALw_wcB. Having to quilt so close is not the way forward for me! The fabric was 100% quilters cotton sandwiched on both sides. In your experience which one beards the least of the wool batting? High Loft batts are best for a thicker, comforter-type finish where the quilt is going to be tied (typically by hand) or if you really want to show off the quilting. It’s also expensive. 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! These other natural batting options have wonderful qualities, but are usually more expensive. When it comes to longarm quilting, the quilter can provide the backing fabric and batting, or the person who made the quilt top can. It’s very easy to whip-stitch (largish) scraps together. Hi Suzy!! Complaints that it bearded too much. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. You will have three pins on each side of the quilt. Don't Get Too Lofty. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. The thread kept breaking so she handed it back to me. Just finished a table runner which is fine except that the spray gummed up my needle. I’d like to quilt it by machine, but I’ve tried several battings and so far they all creep to the top – even when I change the tension. Wool – 100% natural fiber, but it can shrink so if you buy it, make sure the label states if it’s been pre-shrunk. I just emailed my contact at Quilters Dream to see if they are phasing out that product. I’m just about to order some batting!! I have found cotton poly blends to have a floppier drape straight off the sewing machine. Hi Amy!
I became a follower a while back just because of your "hooter hider" (GIGGLE). I once heard someone that said she used flannel as batting, but I thought flannel shrinked a lot. After a washing or two your quilt will become misshapen and it will wear out unevenly. I am sending a quilt top size 51×65 to the longarm and need to send the batting with it. Thank you! If you are quilting it yourself, you do not need 4″ overhang on all sides of the quilt. I tape my backing to a tabletop and spread the batting and top, then lift half at a time, starting in the middle, working outward. You can learn more about that here. I get overwhelmed with all the batting options out there. And what is the difference between plaque and tartar? Hobbs is proud to come from a family of quilters and are c Are there restrictions to washing and drying quilts using wool batting such as dry cleaning or not putting it in the dryer? Great coupons. That is a major bummer. However, the biggest negative in creating a quilt from a down comforter is that down comforters typically last 10-15 years and then the feathers have either migrated out or have been completely crushed into oblivion. This can be somewhat annoying when working with a dark background fabric. Bought my fabric and boning for mine a couple weeks and can't wait to make it!
Thanks for your awesome tutorial. I am working on your Campfire quilt right now with 80/20. It is very durable over time and use and makes for a truly lively finished quilt. I've only used it once (the last quilt I made) but I will definitely use it again. Learn how your comment data is processed. Using flannel as a substitute for batting is a fantastic idea––and, like you said, more authentic to traditional American patchwork. Bonus: poly quilts tend to dry much quicker in the dryer. Love the loft and weight. Most informative article. Did you not include it because it is not top quality? Pingback: How to Fix Fabric Bleeds - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: Bayside Quilt Pattern + Video Tutorial! I get that I join my squares and everything, but once that is done is this the next step? New quilter here. Thanks for the comment, Sally. Great question – Yes! So perhaps Cotton poly blend? Do itttt! Like all things cotton, we’re used to cotton shrinking a little bit. This post was very informative to a quilt novice such as myself. Great info – Thanks so much for the post! Shrinks slightly – especially if it’s 100% cotton. Have you used poly-blend with UNwashed cotton? Dream Blend for Machines is 70% Cotton blended with 30% Fine Denier Poly Microfibers creating the perfect batting especially developed for machine quilting. I used fusible batting on my first quilt, a bedspread sized beast for my son. It is easy to hand quilt, warm, light and cheap. I just get one size bigger than the bedsize of the quilt I'm making. This is mandatory to keep the light from getting in the babies eyes and to help keep the heat in. If you want more information about batting check out Amy Smart’s post on the subject. At that time, there weren’t as many choices for batting. You can also find batting on Amazon. Is it okay to not use batting, I have a “Christmas quilt” made with flannel shirts and fleece as backing – I as thinking this ought to be warm enough as I plan to use it primarily as a “bedspread”. I was happy you mentioned the poly/blend option to remind me that even though I always brush off the idea of something synthetic, I really should use a poly for my niece who is an allergy sufferer. Batting is also available to purchase in bulk by the entire bolt – which is a great option if you use a lot of batting. I save some of the quilted pieces for inspiration when I am stuck. Just learning to hand quilt. (Connecting Threads also has a helpful info page about what size and kind of batting you need.) What is the very thinnest (lowest loft) batting? If you decide to go with a batting with scrim, it’s best to face it toward the back of your project.​ (You'll be able to feel the difference.). Preparing Your Quilt; Batting and Thread; Price List; Quilt Resources; Love. It make the quilt very stiff, and doesnt allow movement in the layers, creating puckers that aren't pretty. What are your thoughts on silk batting? It’s a color riot and just fantastic!! Want low loft, what is the best fusible batting I can use. Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned sewist, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. I longarm quilts, the 1/8 is too thin, a piece of flannel would do as well. Best for Hand Quilting: Pellon B-96 Bamboo Blend Quilt Batting. A poly blend will be a lighter quilt than the cotton. This type of batting is also easy to work with, and pretty low-maintenance. What batting would you use between two layers of fleece? Matchstick Quilting) - Suzy Quilts, Is There a Right Side to Quilt Batting? Is there a way to minimize the bearding? See more pics of this fluffy Maypole quilt here! The machine I am using is a long arm Pro Sticher in the bubbles pattern. I’ve also bought it by the bolt from Overstock. My best suggestion would be the big chain stores – and asking them if they don’t have it in stock. Connecting Threads has a huge variety of batting choices and frequent sales. Most batting comes preshrunk, but yes, inevitably both the prewashed batting and prewashed fabric will still shrink a small amount on the second wash anyway. but know that you’re not alone! I bought a poly blend batting with a loft of 8. I’m tempted… but I don’t want to ruin it! I love all of the options, and I love that I know I can count on all of them being well-made.​. Thanks! I suffer from dust mite allergies and keep searching for the best option. Love it! Thread - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: 8 Things You Never Knew About the Tailor's Clapper - Suzy Quilts, Just ordered QD orient blend for a plus design bed quilt. Yikes! Quilting Blocks Chart Home Machine Thread Longarm Machine Thread What bobbin style for your machine? Thanks for the info on batting. […], […] because they soften up a lot and have a more antiqued, crinkly look. Even with right side, wrong side knowledge, you can still have bearding with batting that is particularly dense or “slubby” on the backside. But now, I’m here to be your quilt batting aisle coach, to make sure you never again become that paralyzed person talking to themselves in a craft store.​, A few months ago I went on a soul-searching, quilt batting journey. Pingback: Quilting on a Budget with Poly-Blend Batting - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: An Honest Oliso Iron Review: Is It the Best Iron for You? Quick review for the newer crowd: What is Quilt Batting? Fusible Batting is made with a fusible resin on both sides of the batting. Thanks. I am new to quilting and still learning . My favorite batting so far (I have tried many) is Pellon 100% wool. I would have to order online so I can’t see/touch/feel the difference. I used bamboo batting in the last throw quilt I made and found that it bearded! The main reason to choose 100% cotton over poly is if you are using cotton-knit t-shirts and wanted to keep it 100%. When I found the top and got to finishing it, I really didn’t want to put any more money into it. Let me think…the quilt historian in me wants you to go for it because 200 years ago women were cramming much crazier stuff inside their quilts. For any specialty quilters who are looking to do a very large project for a very large bed, … Hi! It seems a lot of work, but it makes for some useful reading. The one thing I think works in your favor is that your down comforter has already been quilted a bit – which means the feathers won’t all bunch at the bottom. Better option for machine quilting. Washing the samples after quilting is a great idea. I find all of this to be very informative. This post is your one-stop-shop in finding aaaaall of the information you need to know about quilt batting. Use a larger stitch length when quilting. Love the pattern and really taught me to be more careful with pressing, Pingback: Is There a Right Side to Quilt Batting? I have lots of pieces of polyester batting that had been trimmed from previous projects. So I had a “supplier” who would give me her old pantyhose that had runners to use as stuffing. So, a nice compromise, if you want your sweet Valentine’s love quilt to last as long as your marriage (forever! I recently tried a bamboo and cotton blend batting and that was lovely to work with. I have used the Hobbs Silk/poly blend-lovely -and the QD bamboo, sooo soft, both Add this batting! Think I got the answer… Sorry wasting your time. hahaha! Quilters Dream is a top notch batting brand and honestly, all of their products will hold up after lots of washing – especially a poly/cotton blend or cotton batting. The fusible batting I've used was awesome. I think you would really notice it if you used a lot of dark fabric. Washes better without pilling. All Rights Reserved. The warmth of your hand applied to the batting is actually enough to stick the fabric to areas while you are quilting causing small puckers….also while hand quilting with a hoop a little movement in the layers is essential to really, I like to find flat bedsheets at thift stores (good condition, clean, not wearing thin, high thread count, fun pattern, or plain white) for $2 as my backing, instead of 4.99$ a yard or more, and having to piece it together. I don’t want poly batting. When I started quilting polyester was all the rage. I want to finally find one with some weight that I can’t see light through but isn’t high-loft. 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’m thinking about using it for the Sugar Pop quilt and I ordered the fabrics you used (Michael Miller couture)…which batting did you use on that quilt (the mauve version)? QD Deluxe Poly is awesome. 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