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Friday, November 04, 2005

Polyester Batting

Does anyone like poly batting? I can't figure out what I dislike most about it but today it's that all the rough spots on my hands and nails snag horribly on poly. I so rarely use it but I have one quilt that I'm doing for a client and it really needed poly batting. I'm trying to get as close to trapunto as I can without doing the real thing. No way would I do real trapunto on a quilt belonging to someone else . . I'd cut a hole no doubt. Here are a couple of pix of the work in progress. I'll share more later.

6 Comments:

  • Judy -

    I agree - what is there to like about poly? I love cotton batting - the flatness and the way it shrinks up a little and give the quilt an old look! Me and Nines used to secretly hate the people that would bring us in Mountain Mist to use. Several times we returned it because it was too thin to even unfold! UGH!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 11/04/2005 06:12:00 AM  

  • I think the poly batting is torture for my hang nails and rough hands too..just the feel of it gives me the creeps. But...I will only do the faux trapunto where I don't have to cut away, and that means dealing with it from time to time....ughhh!

    Bonnie

    By Blogger Bonnie, at 11/04/2005 04:13:00 PM  

  • Have you, Judy, and you other wonderful girls o' mine ever tried a wool batt for a faux trapunto look? I love the Hobbs Washable Wool and recommend it highly...not only for faux trapunto, but for anything!

    Quilters Dream is coming out with a wool also. You can look up their dotcom or phone them for a sample, perhaps.

    I know you don't care for the poly, Judy...but your quilting is waaayyyy too pretty!!!

    By Blogger Darcie, at 11/04/2005 08:34:00 PM  

  • Darcie: I do like the Hobbs wool but find that if I have larger feathers/designs, the thicker poly batt works better . . especially for wall hangings.

    I've about given up on Hobbs due to quality, although I've defended them for years. Quilters Dream is always perfect and I did not know they had wool. Thanks!

    JL

    By Blogger JudyL, at 11/04/2005 09:10:00 PM  

  • Think I'll stay anonymous to say: I like poly sometimes. It drapes better than most cotton, and it puffs for trapunto (as you've shown). I know that silk drapes nicely and wool puffs, but the expense of those would make me nervous.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/12/2005 04:40:00 PM  

  • No one has to be anonymous on here. I can accept that others may have opinions that differ from my own.

    Judy L.

    By Blogger JudyL, at 11/12/2005 09:55:00 PM  

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