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    Do you use different colors of batting?

    Okay, I know white is not a "color". I normally use off-white batting, but for quilts with white in the background, I use white batting. Do I really need to buy white and off-white? Will white work for all quilts? What do you do? Thanks.

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    Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

    White should work for everything except the ones with really dark backgrounds, like navy or black. For those I buy black batting.
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      #3
      Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

      I use white batting for quilts with a white background, black for really dark colors, and unbleached for everything else.

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        Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

        Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
        White should work for everything except the ones with really dark backgrounds, like navy or black. For those I buy black batting.
        Same here.

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          Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

          My norm is white batting for everything, although there have been exceptions. I do tend towards using brightly colored fabrics, not tan nor beige.

          One thing I really like about Warm & White is that the bleaching process pre-shrinks the batting. I like a smoother look post-quilting, so I like batting that won't shrink after quilting. But these are personal preferences. In other words, if you like crinkly beige quilts, you should ignore my advice!
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            #6
            Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

            Off white almost always. Like G.G. says, I like the "crinkly beige" look! I use a lot of off whites in my tops cut from unbleached muslin.

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              Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

              I have never noticed Black Batting at Jo-Anne's. When I read this comment, I had to look to see who sold Black Batting. I learned something today!!! YAY!
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                Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

                I normally use beige batting. However I have bought white batting for quilts where the white fabric seemed thinner and i wanted a crisp white to show through. On one quilt that had a dark and a white side, I used both a white and a black batting. Beautiful. I also use just black batting for dark quilts.

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                  Re: Do you use different colors of batting?

                  Well golly, I have never given this much thought. Since I buy what's on sale, and tann-ish batting was recently on sale, that's what everybody is getting for the next 2 years. If they don't like it, then they aren't quilt-worthy.
                  I rarely use white, or black fabric, so I doubt it matters in 99% of my quilts.
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