How to Choose the Right Batting for Your Quilt
April 17, 2018 |
| Quilting How-To
Never Make the Wrong Choice Again!
Do you struggle with choosing batting for your beautifully pieced tops? If so, don’t feel alone. This is an area where many quilters get stuck, and for good reason. There are several types, styles and brands of batting to choose from and each one will affect the finished quilt differently.
The batting choice can make or break a quilt, but don’t panic. It helps to have a good idea of what you want before making your selection.
Do you want a thin quilt or a thick one? Will it be hand or machine quilted? Is the quilting more important or the piecing? Do you want your quilt to drape nicely or is it a wall quilt where that’s not so important? Will you wash the quilt frequently? These are a few of the factors that go into selecting the right batting.
Fortunately, Suzy from Suzy Quilts has considered all of these issues and more, and has written an excellent article to help you decide. She covers the types of batting available, brands, thicknesses, bearding, terminology and more.
Plus, there are good photos showing quilts made with each type of batting. Those, and her excellent article, go a long way toward helping you select the right batting for your quilt.
Be sure to read through the comments at the bottom of her article for more useful insights.
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