Three years later and so much batting has escaped that quilt that I’m surprised there’s any left. (And even easier to use fusible Batting Seam Tape to join smaller pieces together side by side.) Katie – thanks so much for sharing your experience! Bearding, in the quilting world, is when fibers from the batting travel through the top of the quilt. Things to look for: cotton seeds in the batting. FTC Disclosure: This blog accepts paid advertising and uses affiliate links for which I receive compensation. Here’s a post on that. The Deluxe will be the heaviest.). The thinnest? The Low Loft options are better for hand-quilting, doesn’t need to be quilted as closely together. If you are following along in the Beginning Quilting Series baby quilt project you will need 1 ¼ yards of fabric for the back. Love your site. Thank you so much. For those who use wool batting, can those quilts be washed? But another dreamy option is silk! I hadn’t thought about using a sheet. I have a question on bamboo batting. The three most common types of quilt batting are Polyester, 100% Cotton, and Cotton/Poly Blend and each has its own pros and cons. Turns out Quilter’s Dream has a product specifically for this- called Angel: As I longarm quilt for others I get pretty much everything to work on. Ok this is the first quilt I’ve ever made. Thank you! I’m so thinking about using the bamboo batting. Love it! Available by the roll. Sakura – Spring 2017; Books by Ebony; Projects in Process (PIP) Blog; Contact Us; Hacking My Longarm – Tools That Make Quilting Easier. My mom made three of my children warm, heavy quilts like this before she died. Pingback: The 2 Absolute Best Pins for Quilting - Suzy Quilts. 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. Sometimes, it takes some experimentation to really get the hang of choosing batting (anyone have some weird batting results they want to share??) I have no problems with quilting this batting on my domestic machine. Lots of Quilt Batting options are available by the roll (or off the bolt) or pre-packaged individual sizes. a bit expensive. THANK YOU! How to Sew with Knits! I make baby quilts for NICU babies to cover the isolete. It’s white! My favorite batting is Bamboo. I always recommend 100% wool if you want to “show off” the quilting. Needle-Turn Appliqué Tutorial, https://suzyquilts.com/why-wool-batting-makes-the-warmest-quilts/, https://suzyquilts.com/quilting-flannel-tips-trade/, Bayside Quilt Pattern + Video Tutorial! Do you have any thoughts on fusible batting? Thank you! I am considering silk and also bamboo as an option. They have a lot of similar qualities. Good post altho, none of this information is new. There is a blog of a very brave lady that has set herself the task of systematically comparing different battings. It’s very soft and thick. We have since added two more children to our family. A 60/40 cotton poly blend would probably suit you best. thanks for share.. . Hi Suzy!! I tried the Quilters dream wool and it started bearding heavily as soon as I started quilting it. Copyright 2008-2019 Amy Smart/DiaryofaQuilter.com. I like all of the options on loft and type they offer. I have some thoughts on batting that I’d like to share. I made a baby quilt for my last child over 26 years ago. Does it feel nice after washing? Thanks for sharing what you do with all of us! I want to finally find one with some weight that I can’t see light through but isn’t high-loft. Hi, my husband and I are in the process of house hunting for the perfect acreage. After trying many types, Winline 6oz 100% bamboo is AMAZING! Add this batting! Before answering your two questions, let me throw out another option – send your pieced quilt top and backing to a professional longarm quilter. Unfortunately they are not making it any more. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. - Suzy Quilts. The batting machine quilted beautifully. Hi Suzy, love your website, you are a wealth of knowledge, thank you! AND Get the pattern! 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. Batting (Tuscany Collection) Tuscany Wool, Cotton/Wool and Polyester. Hey Molly, thanks so much for your input! Prewashing your fabric will lessen the crinkle, however. Great question – Yes! In other words the backing should be the biggest of the three layers. But by no means is the bearding a deal breaker. Making the item still crinkle? IF UNCERTAIN OF WHAT YOU ARE ORDERING PLEASE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. 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 read more about washing and caring for a quilt here – https://suzyquilts.com/wash-and-care-for-a-quilt/, Great info ! Very dense and thick. Quilts made from this type of wool batting have to be hand washed in cold water and not agitated while wet but the resulting quilt is beautiful with this type of batting. How warm is the silk? My new favorite batting for hand quilting. When inside quilts, this produces a soft, crinkly effect on your quilt surface, which some people like for comfy bedspreads, and others hate on their quilts-on-display., The drape of a 100% cotton batting quilt is a bit stiff at first and needs lots of snuggles before loosening up., (Pictured below is a free quilt pattern - click here!). I will use it again in my next quilt project . Thank you for providing so much information about batting. Here are the three brands that get the Suzy Stamp of Approval: During my long and grueling quest to find the perfect batting, I met a spiritual guide...through a dream. New quilter here. I mostly recommend this for custom quilting because it really makes the quilting POP! I love the Tuscany silk by Hobbs. What i am trying to do is for saddle pads and the ladies like them ‘puffy’ for more padding under the saddle. Oh, the choices! Mar 1, 2017 - Explore Cindy Breene's board "Quilt Battings", followed by 1315 people on Pinterest. These seeds contain oils. I LOVE Quilters Dream batting (esp their wool) and would like to try the bamboo. Note: Quilting Batting prices that are listed are RETAIL. Great info – Thanks so much for the post! It make the quilt very stiff, and doesnt allow movement in the layers, creating puckers that aren't pretty. I get that I join my squares and everything, but once that is done is this the next step? Just set your tension to get good stitches, and adjust the presser foot pressure if needed. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 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. If you want to spend a few extra dollars for a special quilt that needs to be extra cozy, I recommend a bamboo or a bamboo blend. I know some people who swear by polyester threads, but I just don’t use them. Or use those scraps to make small ‘quilt-sandwiches’ to practice your machine quilting on your own machine. yuck. I guess the companies were trying to save some money? […], […] more information on finishing a quilt, go to these tutorials on Choosing Batting, Quilting, and Binding a Quilt. Thanks! http://amzn.to/1S9o2C9 I’m sure you can find it at places like JoAnn fabrics as well. I am really loving your blog :) -Babs
P.S. I’ve never had that issue with any kind of Quilters Dream batting. https://suzyquilts.com/why-wool-batting-makes-the-warmest-quilts/. I thought this post was going to be about Halloween….bats….get it?! Stumbled across this in my research for my current quilt, and I’m so relieved to finally know what’s up! You would know more about long arms than me, but any time I have thread breaking on me, I change my needle and, if needed, change to a slightly thicker thread. View All. A tightly woven high quality fabric is your best choice for a quilt backing. 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. I’ve washed the quilt several times, and it washes well, with only a little shrinkage. That stuff is expensive! I keep getting request for a heavy quilt. I love when people link to or pin my content, only please cite the original post. Don't do polyesters (any percentage) either.
I like my quilts 100%. And/or the scrap-pieced backing isn’t squared. Now we’re ready for the best part, the quilting. For any specialty quilters who are looking to do a very large project for a very large bed, … I have many great ones I can recommend, Crinklelove, being one of them – especially since you aren’t trying to hone a skill, and espeeeecially since basting and quilting a king-sized quilt is…well…I don’t think I’d even attempt that cause it’s huuuuuge. Suz, did I miss it?! Unlike 100% cotton batting, poly blends don't change as much in size and drape after washing. Like all things cotton, we’re used to cotton shrinking a little bit. I’m working on my very first quilt, a throw size for my bedroom. I’ve recently seen some of it and it is beautiful but where would it fall in your list? When it comes to longarm quilting, the quilter can provide the backing fabric and batting, or the person who made the quilt top can. Sign Up for the Newsletter, Get a Free Pattern! Batting works as a great buffer for feeling the seams made when patching together all of those different fabrics for the top. Oh and if you would like a sweet tutorial on how to baste a quilt, check out this post – it shows 3 different ways to baste your quilt sandwich. Dream Blend for Machines is 70% Cotton blended with 30% Fine Denier Poly Microfibers creating the perfect batting especially developed for machine quilting. Even hand quilting I could only use short pieces of thread because of breakage. Good job describing each type of batting Suzy! Either batting would be a great choice. If so I’ve never used this before, which blend ratio do you reccomend for baby quilt. 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″. That’s a little known service most provide. Matchstick Quilting) - Suzy Quilts, Is There a Right Side to Quilt Batting? I recently used silk batting for a throw quilt. Categories. Good to know about Mettler spray. Generally must be quilted closely. - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: 10 Fun & Free Scrap Quilt Patterns - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: Why Bamboo Batting Makes the Perfect Summer Quilt - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: Quilting Rotary Cutters: A Complete Guide - Suzy Quilts, I’ve recently heard about silk batting but know nothing about it. 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)? Batting is a mine field. Did you not include it because it is not top quality? Any suggestions? I think you would really notice it if you used a lot of dark fabric. Connecting Threads has a huge variety of batting choices and frequent sales. I occasionally receive free fabric, books, or notions in exchange for posting an honest review. That batting is very light and soft with a beautiful drape. It’s no longer on Amazon. If I use that brand I tend to stick with Warm & White (no dark specks). And one more thing you may want to consider – I used a heavy-weight home dec fabric on the back of my placemats to give them a bit more heft and make them sturdier. This post is your one-stop-shop in finding aaaaall of the information you need to know about quilt batting. I used fusible batting on my first quilt, a bedspread sized beast for my son. (wish I could remember the brand) Needless to say I was VERY disappointed. Quilt as desired. Also, what is your suggestion on hand quilting vs. machine quilting a T-shirt quilt? 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 switch up batting’s depending on whether the quilt is for cuddling or hanging on a wall. Cons: Tends to shift when not densely quilted and ‘beard’ (which means the polyester fibers migrate through the fabric to the outside of the quilt). Required fields are marked *. Do you recommend sewing together leftover batting to make a batting for a quilt? It seems so much easier than pinning or spraying, is there a reason not to use it? Like everything else, the variety can get overwhelming so I’m going to break down some of the differences so that you can pick the batting best suited to the project you have in mind. Hi Suzy! The Highest Loft polyester batting is good for a thicker quilt – probably easiest to tie. I don’t buy the think batting, so I’m not on the lookout for it very much. I use Quilters Dream bamboo. I think it would be really difficult to quilt with a machine – especially a traditional sewing machine. It drapes soooo nicely. Just so long as it’s a few inches bigger on all sides than your front, you’re fine. 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. It’s pricy but I think it’s worth it in some cases (like baby quilts). So I’m on the search for a denser, more weighty cotton or blend batting. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. Poly doesn't shrink at all so it doesn't crinkle, Check this unique article that they created http://www.rosemonttextiles.com/weldable-webbing/. Unless the appliqué is very light in color, I would look into using black batting. I am unfamiliar with alpaca batting, but would be the first to jump on board if I knew where to get it! First, basting the layers (quilt top, batting, and back) together in preparation for quilting. Now I’m looking at batting. You will have three pins on each side of the quilt. 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! I have found bamboo to be really light, and also a thin poly batting would be light. I would recommend Pellon for both machine and hand quilting, Pellon’s cotton batting is also ultra-clean, so you won’t have to worry about those pesky cotton seeds I mentioned earlier. Hi Suzy, I love your information. Well, if you want a really heavy quilt, you’re best bet is to pick both heavy-weight fabric and batting. If you don’t want to baste it yourself, you could hire a longarm quilter to do it for you. I will be machine quilting and I need a batting that will hold up to numerous washings. Thank you for your time. but know that you’re not alone! Learn More BERNINA … Are you currently using 40 wt? Such a good suggestion! Recently, I used the services of a longarmer for the first time, and she suggested I use I white batting for it. (the everyday part not the quilting greatness:) I love your blog and check in every morning with my coffee. It is bad for your lungs and the environment, it leaves a sticky residue on your quilt, too. Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Batting Definitions Part 1 My mother is not a quilter and she refers to the batting as “fluffy stuff”. APQS longarm quilting machines. What am I doing wrong? It drapes nicely and washes well though.). Do you like the drape? Those are the thickest and heaviest battings I’ve used. If you are quilting it yourself, you do not need 4″ overhang on all sides of the quilt. Good call! The BERNINA Q 24 & Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machines are available on frame in three sizes. 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! I love all of the options, and I love that I know I can count on all of them being well-made.. I actually get hot under it. I would suggest either Quilters Dream wool (which is puffy) or Quilters Dream Poly Deluxe. Postage from Australia is horribly expensive, and I’m trying to find out which type of batting weighs less: wool-poly (Nu-Wool 60-40 is my go-to), cotton, bamboo, or maybe the lightest weight of polar fleece. It is important to know ahead of time whether that is something you need to provide with your quilt top before you give it to the quilter. Whatever you decide, good luck! I bought an old ‘puffy’ quilt and I opened one of the puffs and they are filled with silk stockings. This post will try to help sort out some of the terms and key items to … I've tried all of the big box store brands, and Pellon is where I keep coming back. Quilting Blocks Chart Home Machine Thread Longarm Machine Thread What bobbin style for your machine? I’ve used pins, prefer the spray because it is simply out of the way, done with care, the quilt sandwich will be perfectly smooth. Almost all of the bamboo batting that I’ve researched has other fibers- cotton or modal and tencel. Any thoughts or tips on using two layers of batting? It also gives the perfect crinkle. The quilting companies who have wool batting have treated them with a super wash technique so that they don’t felt and that makes them machine washable. I don’t like spray basting at all! Also would piecing the backing cause a problem? Does that sound right? I have used the Hobbs Silk/poly blend-lovely -and the QD bamboo, sooo soft, both Hi Suzy! Most packaged batting does not need to be prewashed and it should say so on the usage instructions. I have a weird batting story… I finished a quilt recently that I started over ten years ago when I was young and had no idea I was using too many colours. Better option for, (usually 80% cotton/20% polyester). Thanks. Since the finished Triangle Jitters throw is 54″ x 60″ you will have zero wiggle room on the top and bottom. It dries quickly after washing, and doesn’t allow mold or mildew to form. Repeat this same step on each border. Thank you for all doing so much research!! LOVE bamboo batting!! I think I bought 100% poly batting high loft. That was the one thing I didn’t do that I wish I did. I always tend to like my quilts to be as drapey and floppy and non-stiff as possible. Using flannel as a substitute for batting is a fantastic idea––and, like you said, more authentic to traditional American patchwork. I designed a sunrise scene over an ocean and the fabric pieces are big. I’ve also bought it by the bolt from Overstock. Great coupons. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. 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 just get one size bigger than the bedsize of the quilt I'm making. I get overwhelmed with all the batting options out there. This is a temporary fusing and typically works best on smaller scale projects. I didn’t know about the dry cleaning! I saw in a comment you really like Quilter’s Dream Deluxe Poly and that is the one I want to try, but I cannot find it anywhere! 2) I read the customer comments about the orient blend bamboo batting and they mention “too much lint” – I guess this means during sewing? 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. What a great post! I also like that it's eco-friendly.
Question for you (or others): Do you ever double up the batting? I longarm quilts, the 1/8 is too thin, a piece of flannel would do as well. Thanks so much! Depending on what paint was used, it could melt with the iron set too hot (which is needed for the fusing part). Finding the best longarm quilting machine can get overwhelming after realizing how many units you can choose from. At Superior, we like to solve challenges. Warm & Natural batting is wonderfully soft and easy to quilt. Brand name matters, I recommend the one Hobby Lobby sells, blue can, use a coupon. The first quilt I ever made I did with 80/20 wool-poly batting. I’ve never made a T-shirt quilt, but I’ve heard people say they used Hobbs Cotton Heirloom fusible? Ask me how I know! - Suzy Quilts, 10 Fun & Free Scrap Quilt Patterns - Suzy Quilts, Why Bamboo Batting Makes the Perfect Summer Quilt - Suzy Quilts, Quilting Rotary Cutters: A Complete Guide - Suzy Quilts, Tail Feather Quilt Pattern: Grab Some Fat Quarters - Suzy Quilts, The 5 Types & Sizes of Hand Quilting Needles - Suzy Quilts, 5 Reasons Why a Hera Marker is the Best Quilt Marking Tool - Suzy Quilts, SQ Thoughts on Picking Shoes - Suzy Quilts, Quilting Terms, Tools & Supplies - Suzy Quilts, https://suzyquilts.com/quilty-adventure-part-ii-sew-double-gauze/, Why Wool Batting Makes the Warmest Quilts - Suzy Quilts, Quilting on a Budget with Poly-Blend Batting - Suzy Quilts, An Honest Oliso Iron Review: Is It the Best Iron for You? So it would be thicker? I read your wonderful column with so much advice from so many! Poly battings typically drape well too, so if you want that extra soft drape, it will be nice and cuddly right out of the bag. Or do I need to make sure it’s at least 4” bigger than my front on all sides? I have never done that, but I doubt it would ruin the quilt. Batting Determines Your Quilting. Pingback: How to Fix Fabric Bleeds - Suzy Quilts, Pingback: Bayside Quilt Pattern + Video Tutorial! A bamboo or bamboo blend is what you’re looking for! The thread kept breaking so she handed it back to me. Antique quilts and lightweight quilts require a thin, durable batting, and this one is one of the best. I will say that I’ve used poly batting for years, a high quality poly batt should not beard, I’ve never had an issue with bearding. Quick review for the newer crowd: What is Quilt Batting? This allows you to “baste” a quilt by simply ironing the three layers together. If the price is a hinderance, maybe just get it for those very special quilts you know you’re going to spend some extra time on. 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”. Thanks! I also made your nursing cover for my soon to come baby! Batting is also available to purchase in bulk by the entire bolt – which is a great option if you use a lot of batting. Not all of us were rich enough or stylish enough to have hosery for daily wear. These are the only three brands of batting I will purchase. I’d say that you were just getting in touch with your inner quilt historian. You can piece it together using a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine, or using fusible batting tape: https://amzn.to/2TvIIMG, Thanks for the review of batting. Have you had that issue? ), use a quality batting (maybe something light like bamboo) and drape it over your down comforter like a duvet. It’s similar in quality, however BEWARE of natural dark cotton specks. Where can I find a thick poly/cotton blend batting? Silk batting in a lawn or voile quilt is like the lightest, drapieat quilt ever. . I have been making scrap quilts as gifts and wanting to reduce the cost, and be slightly ‘authentic’ to original quilting, have been finding king size flannel sheets barely used at thrift stores. There's nothing new here. What would you suggest? If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. So now the whole quilt is weird, the top that I made when I was young and silly, and the finishing when I was older and still silly. 5. Wool, Bamboo and Silk have become more available in recent years. – Jean. Gimme their emails cause I don’t believe them. How do you decide which color to use, particularly natural or white? I’m wondering if it’s better to get the combination batting for some reason………rather than the 100% bamboo (made by a couple companies…..one of them called WinLine). Hilarious analogy! I like the puff but I don’t have enough experience to know when to use it. Hi! If you want more information about batting check out Amy Smart’s post on the subject. My wool is felted and has an appliqué tree – Sue Spargo style. I’m wondering if you ever make a wool top, as for a wall hanging, with a cotton back. Batting is also available to purchase in bulk by the entire bolt – which is a great option if you use a lot of batting. Quilt with a sharp 90/14 needle (so it pierces and doesn’t punch), and you should be fine. So, unless you can assure the piece will be rolled and not folded, stick to wool, poly or some blend. What do you think will a double layer be too thick? Please email email@example.com to get a form sent to you, so you can sign up for wholesale. Also known as wadding, quilt batting is a layer of material used to fill quilts, giving them warmth, thickness, and weight. It's non-breathable but resists mold and mildew. Bearding. The price of this stuff is really great. Don’t forget to save your large batting scraps. I'll wait....ready? You can learn more about that here. (Typically blended with Cotton which makes it great for breath-ability.) It’s thicker and more dense than regular poly or cotton, but not as puffy as wool. Complaints that it bearded too much. Cotton – Feels like a thick flannel. (This can be good or bad, depending on your personal preference. Batting (Large Rolls) Hobbs batting by the Roll. The following chart compares best-rated longarm quilting units only. Quilt batting also called wadding has come a long way in the last 20 years with so many choices and features. Washes better without pilling. The best way to avoid bearding from your wool batting is to use a sharp needle (probably fresh from the package) when quilting and piece your quilt top with tightly woven fabric. I found this information to be helpful as I have mainly used Hobbs batting or Warm & Natural from customers. Great question! Great for machine quilting. It’s turning into a beautiful California bed sized quilt as I proceed. Right I have Mettler and won’t buy it again. Enjoy big quilting art work. Pick-up only. I’ve used it when making fabric panel books. The main reason to choose 100% cotton over poly is if you are using cotton-knit t-shirts and wanted to keep it 100%. I sewed two different colors together! August 2, 2011 by Ebony Love. You can identify these battings by their processing. Some quilts, for whatever reason, we don’t want to spend a lot on. I didn’t read all the comments so I hope I’m not reasking a question?? I use Hobbs 80/20 because it's the least expensive for me. I've only used it once (the last quilt I made) but I will definitely use it again. My quilt was machine quilted by Melissa from Sew Shabby […], […] quilt top with batting and backing and baste together. We have WHOLESALE pricing available on batting. The biggest decision (and yes, I acknowledge that choosing how to finish off your quilt baby is a very big decision) comes down to material. Is there a way to minimize the bearding? 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.). I wanted something softer than flannel but I don’t really know what would be best to use. I've used the bamboo batting that iron's on. We understand that matching the right needle style for your longarm machine can be confusing, given the number of different needles available. It’s possible the fibers need it as a stabilizer or they would bunch up too much before you used it. The existence of silk batting is news to me! I personally like when the batting shrinks after the first wash because it softens the quilt and gives it a softer, more vintage appearance.) Excellent quilt with great batting information. 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