Does Your Favorite Batting Have a Right Side?

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Wrong Side Up Can Cause Lots of Issues!

Not all batting has a right and wrong side, but one that does needs to go right side up when layering a quilt. That means the wrong side goes against the backing.

Some needle punched battings have definite right and wrong sides. Look closely and you’re likely to see tiny needle holes, or dimples, on the right side and balls of fuzz on the wrong side. Scrim battings also have right and wrong sides.

Does Your Favorite Batting Have a Right Side?

Why does it matter? Placing the wrong side up can cause bearding, where batting fibers work through the fabric. It can also cause tension problems and broken needles when machine quilting the layers together.

Suzie from Suzie Quilts has written an informative article that will help you determine whether or not your batting has a right and wrong side. She also lists brands of each type. Be sure to check it out before you layer up your next quilt.

Click here for the “Is There a Right Side to Quilt Batting?” article.


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