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Friday, June 12 2009

Often I get the question of what type of Batting do I like the best.  Here are some thoughts on the subject:

The batting I like most is Warm and Natural or Dream Cotton Deluxe.  Warm and Natural holds up very well to quilting of any type.  Dream Cotton Deluxe is a heavy batting and holds up great for dense type quilting that is often done in custom quilting for show.  Another great show quilting batting is Wool such as Hobbs Wool, since you are likely to be shipping the quilt, Wool batting does not have a memory so when the quilt is hung you will not have fold creases.  I have also found this to be true with the new Fairfield Bamboo Batting, a bit pricey but it quilts great and hangs very nice.

Dream cotton Select is a little bit lighter weight than that of the Deluxe and also works well. 

For every day type of quilting I would go with the Warm and Natural batting.  It just works well and you won't break the bank.

Children's quilts should always have cotton batting - Babies can not remove their own covers and Polyester batting could cause the baby to become too Hot.  Also the fire factor you should consider always using the natural fiber of Cotton.

As for Poly batting I like the Hobbs Poly Down batting, it has a softness of the Down and will give a little poof to the quilting.  You should choose a looser quilting so not to quilt all the batting down to nothing.  I personally do not care for Poly batting but many people do - you may want to consider an 80/20 that will still give the poof factor but is mostly a natural fiber of cotton.

Cotton and Bamboo are both GREEN and good for the environment and since we are all much more aware of this these days that is a good thing.  Also because they are natural fibers I think that they are much more comfortable to sleep under and snuggle up with.

If you have any ideas you would like to share on the subject please feel free to email me at


Bring a discount coupon from any store for Warm and Natural batting and I will honor the discount up to 50% off the regular price.


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