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    Question on Batting

    I just finished the top for a 68.5" x 25" bedrunner for my friend's 6 year old daughter. I am going out tomorrow to purchase batting and backing fabric so I can hopefully get it quilted this weekend. What kind of batting should I be looking for? 100% cotton like Warm and Natural or some kind of 80/20 Poly/cotton with a higher loft to it? Not sure if the bedrunner is more functional with thin flat batting or should it be cushy and puffy?

    I am planning to do basic straight line machine quilting around all the seams and possibly stitch an X in each of the layer cake blocks. So I guess flat or puffy batting either one would work. What would be best?

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    Linda
    -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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    #2
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    I think the batting choice is up to you, depending on how puffy you want it to look. Love the cute, happy prints. Good job! SuzyQue

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      #3
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      Jenny says she uses 80/20 on most of her stuff. It that helps at all. I like warm and natural too. Hugs, Jan L
      Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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        #4
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        Since it is a runner I'd choose a low-loft batting . . .
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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          #5
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          That is so cute! I'd probably go with a low loft batting, I like Warm and Natural.
          There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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            #6
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            Me too - on the Warm and Natural!

            Hugs,
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              #7
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              Thanks ladies! Low loft is where I was heading but thought I should check. Julia's bedroom is all girly pink and white. She has a daybed with a fluffy white and pink polka dot comforter on top. The bed runner would lay across the foot of the bed and have pockets on the sides for putting her treasures in. I'm thinking a flat batting would be more practical. I already have some Warm and Natural so will probably go with that.
              Linda
              -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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                #8
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                Well after all the discussion on what batting to use, Julia's mom told me she had a preference for the "poofy" look to go along with her already poofy comforter. I ended up buying Mountain Mist brand Poly Quilt Light batting. It was recommended for lightweight projects that wanted a lower loft look. I think it gives just enough "poof" without being too hard to handle when machine quilting.

                My only question now is that the batting recommends quilting or tying knots no further than 5 inches apart. I was not able to machine quilt the area underneath the pocket blocks so am wondering if I should do a little tying with some pink yarn in those areas? What do you think? Will the batting ball up underneath the pockets if they are not tied down?
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                Linda
                -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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                  #9
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                  I don't think you need to worry about the pocket areas. It won't be tossed and turned as though someone was sleeping under it. And, I imagine it would be washed too often unless it gets spilled on. Pat yourself on the back, good job, and very pretty. dmt

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                    #10
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                    Ooops, I meant won't be washed too often.
                    dmt

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