Friday, November 27, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Needling-The act of passing a threaded needle through the top, batting and back of a quilt during the quilting process.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Needle punched- The process of punching hundreds of tiny barbed needles through the fibers which causes the fibers to interlock similar to needle felting. Needle punched wool or poly tends to migrate. But will not bunch or shift like plain carded products. Needle punched products can also be thermal or resin bonded.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Glazine Finish-Typically the batting is passed through a mechanical process that applies heat to the surface of the web. The surface is “sealed” or “glazed”. This helps minimize the potential for bearding, bunching and shifting and results in good stability. Not to be confused with Stearns and Foster’s (Mountain Mist) Glazene® finish which is a water soluble starch based product that is applied to the surfaceof their cotton batting and washes away when laundered.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Batting samples total near 50 now

Well I have nearly 50 samples of different battings made into quilted samples I sure hope this will be something that the quilting world wants to see and I have not just made myself a lifetime supply of potholders. Hoping to get the Warm samples this week Still have not heard from Mountain Mist.

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Finish-The method used to treat the fibers in a batting. This can be needle punched, bonded (thermally or with resin) or can have a layers of scrim added.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Drape- The hang or stiffness a finished quilt or quilted clothing will have which is directly affected by the loft of the batting and the density of the quilting.