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    on batting/wadding? I've been using Warm and Natural (100% cotton) but have been looking at 80%cotton/20% polyester (Hobbs Heirloom) and wondering if there was much difference or an advantage one over the other. Thanks peeps.

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    I use Hobbs 80/20 for everything. It handles nicely. JCY

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      #3
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      I have only used the Warm and Natural, creature of habit I suppose.

      You were very daring with your thread title... LOL, never know what opinion you will get, I am sure everyone has one about one thing or another.
      :icon_wave:Lisa

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        #4
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        My preference is Warm & Natural because you can quilt up to 10" apart.
        Preeti
        http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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          #5
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          Hobbs Heirloom for me. Once I found it I never went back to using Warm and Natural. Buy one! You'll see!
          Cyndi


          “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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            #6
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            I like them both but you do have to quilt more closely with the Hobbs 80/20. I also think it is slightly loftier, very slightly.

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              #7
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              Unfortunately the warm & white and the warm & natural are not 100% cotton. Label says 87.5%. After I use up the bolt I bought I might try something else. I did find a package that was 50% cotton and 50% bamboo. It was nice.
              Vernona:icon_hi:

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                #8
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                I've been using Dream Green. It's made from recycled water bottles. The color is green, but that's not an issue for me. And you can quilt up to 12" part.

                I like it, have used it in 4 quilts so far and haven't had any issues.

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                  #9
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                  I've used both 100% cotton & 80/20 polyester. I've also used the Dream Green. I have to say I haven't noticed much difference in the finished quilts, other than the shrinkage factor. Since I like the crinkly look I don't care if there is some shrinkage.
                  I've used the Hobbs wool batting too, love that for winter quilts.. Quilts easily on my LA & doesn't shrink too much in the wash.
                  I'd say experiment with different batting a to see how they turn out & make notes about what you like & don't like for future reference.
                  I think the batting you use depends on the look your going for & how heavily you plan to quilt it.
                  Just my opinion.
                  May the road rise up to meet you...
                  May the wind be always at your back...
                  May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
                  Patt :icon_wave:

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                    Originally posted by mspepper View Post
                    I have only used the Warm and Natural, creature of habit I suppose.

                    You were very daring with your thread title... LOL, never know what opinion you will get, I am sure everyone has one about one thing or another.
                    Lisa you are right but if you want an opinion on something this is the place to come Thanks all - I shall mark, learn and inwardly digest.

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                      #11
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                      I'm liking Dream Puff at the moment. It's nice and warm, not too lofty and nice to handle. Getting different waddings is difficult in the UK and find this very frustrating.

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                        #12
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                        My very favorite is Mountain Mist Cream Rose.... It's so soft.... Learned on Warm. & White.... Still love it.... But MM is my favorite. It's great for handquilting. I use a lot of nice poly for some of my charity quilts.... That way I can afford to do more...


                        Sandy from Cincinnati


                        AKA Kermit

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                          #13
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                          I use 80/20 almost exclusively. That little bit of extra loft is nice. It machine quilts well and hand quilts equally well. I don't usually quilt 10" so that isn't an issue for me. The farthest I quilt is probably 5" apart and have never had an issue. I think once you try it, you will be sold as well.
                          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                          Marilyn......
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                            #14
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                            I prefer Hobbs Heirloom or Mountain Mist Cream Rose. Both have a nice soft drape and easy to quilt. I still use Warm Natural/White when I run out and can't get the other quickly enough.

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