Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Things to Consider before choosing your batting

Things you will need to know (or make decisions about) before you can choose a batting to fit your project-

What is the size of your quilt top? Length________X Width________

What kind of quilt is it?

- Wall




In what climate does the recipient live?



How will it be laundered?

-Frequent, probably thrown in a washer and dryer

-Seldom-by hand, laid flat to air dry

How will it be quilted?




Distance of quilt space recommended by manufacturer? _______

Will the quilt be shown and/or judged?

What do you want the surface of your quilt to look like?

-Smooth and flat

-Puckered/ antique

Do you want your stitches to be accentuated?

Are you willing to pre-soak (preshrink) a batting product before you use it to get the results you want?

Is it more important to you to get the results you want or to buy the batting on sale or with a coupon?

1 comment:

Marit said...

That's a very useful list! And it is not always easy to find a quick answer ... no wonder a lot of us stick with what we have tried before!

Thank you for sharing!