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    Best type of Batting for WallHangings

    I am making wallhangings using fabric panels. I like to have definitive dimension in my quilting. I do not do an all over quilt pattern, I simply outline stitch around most things in the fabric panel picture.. .if that makes sense.
    I have read that 1/3"-/2" loft works well for definition. I'm confused which batting is best content wise.... 80/20, Cotton, Wool??? Please help!

    Thank you sew much!
    Sheriann

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    Hobbs 80/20 would give more definition than something like Warm and Natural since it is softer. A polyester batting has higher loft and would give you even more
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      #3
      I like Quilter’s dream 80/20 when I want the loft. You could always just double layer any batting and get the same effect. One of my favorite LA’er does QD 80/20 and a layer of QD wool when she wants her quilting to pop.. I do a lot of applique and I will typically do trapunto (double layer under just applique) when I want my applique to pop..
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        #4
        I use Hobbs 80/20 for everything.

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          #5
          I use warm and natural. I've doubled it if I want something to pop. It's personal preference.

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            #6
            I am using two layers of batting for wall hangings. Normally one layer cotton with a layer wool on top or two layers of wool batting. It gives grate dimension and makes the wall hanging sturdy
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            • Judy, USMC
              Judy, USMC commented
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              I also use a layer of wool for a dimensional wall hanging. 2 layers deepens the dimension. I won't include the wool if I know it will be washed. Too risky that it will shrink if not handled with great care.

            #7
            That's exactly what I do stitch the outlines , so I know what you are saying and doing. I find it adds awesome dimension to the print.

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              #8
              I never had any issues with shrinking wile I am using wool batting. Occasionally I even prewashed my wool batting especially when I prewashed or prestarched my fabrics. I don’t like my quilts being crinkled to much. I washed the batting in the wool program of my washing machine, it came out perfectly every single time. My favorite batting is Hobbs Tuscany 100%wool it has its price but it is totally worth it
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                #9
                I think if you want definition and sturdiness to your wall hanging, I have done some with a layer of Bosal foam on the back and 100% wool batting on the front. It pouffs out the area you haven't quilted. I have also used 2 /3 layers of Thermore and also a polyester fleece interfacing for Advent calendars. It gives them body.
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