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    Making comforter...what kind of batting should I use?

    I will be making a crib size comforter but I don't know what kind of batting to use.

    Is it better to use polyester or cotton batting? I have found 100% polyester batting, 100% cotton batting, and combination of 80% cotton, 20% polyester.

    Also, what thickness should I use? They sell batting that is 1/8", 1/4", 1/2", 1", and so on, thick.

    I was checking my sewing machine and I have 1/4" space under the foot. So maybe 1/4" batting will be the best to use. I am just wandering if the comforter will be nice and fluffy. Hmmm... Any suggestions?

    Roberta

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    cotton batting is HEAVY and very difficult to stitch through. something like Warm n' Natural is easier to use. it's a needle-felted, thin cotton batting that you can get at JoAnn or other craft stores, either by the yard or precut to size.

    the space under your presser foot really doesn't matter, since you will be smashing the batting between the foot and plate anyways. 1/4" batting is not very lofty, so you could go thicker, or use more than one layer. i think 1" would work for a crib quilt.

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    You might also consider which is easier to wash. For some reason, I'm thinking a cotton batting might be fussier when you wash it.

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    I was checking batting on eBay today and it seems that the cotton batting they are selling there is 1/8" thick. They have polyester batting from 1/8" thickness up to 3" or more. I guess I will have to go with polyester. Also the cotton batting shrinks more than the polyester one.

    I am still debating.

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    Personally I love the white cotton batting "warm & white" it is not hard to sew through it has a great weight to it and is easy to sew through.

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    I finished the comforter today and it turned out great. :)

    I want to thank everybody for the advice given regarding the battin.

    Thank you.

    Roberta

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    What did you end up going with?

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    I used polyester batting about 1" thick.


 

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