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    Designer Diva

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    Default Oh no, no, no, no!

    Just sat down with my quilt sandwich to quilt and just finished doing 4 rows of grid stitching and I have noticed that I have spray basted it with the scrim side of the batting up against the top rather than against the backing. Do I really have to unpick and dismantle the sandwich to flip the batting over? Will it traumatize the batting pulling the spray basted top and backing off it and then re-doing? Oh dear, it is the end of a miserable day and I couldn't despair any more if I tried! Is this really a big no-no to have the scrim facing up? Opinions please...I don't want to do the wrong thing here. sigh......

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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    No it's not just continue on it will be ok

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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    I'm pretty sure I don't pay attention to which side of the batting is down.

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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    Batting has sides???!!
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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    Me? Unless there was a lot of bearding on the backside of your quilt, I would leave. Here's an article that explains it.

    Blog - Batting has an "up" and "down"

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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    Quote Originally Posted by seaturtle View Post
    Batting has sides???!!
    Yes, it does but it isn't the end of the world if you don't choose the correct side. Since I learned that there was a difference I am mindful as to which end is up, so to speak.
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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    But not all batting has scrim. So if you have the kind that does not have scrim, is there still an up and down side?
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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    I agree with all who have said this will be fine. This happened to me once. The reason I found out about 'up and down' with some batting was because as I was quilting, I noticed that I would occasionally get a very, teeny tiny bit of batting pulled up to the top by the needle. I had no other problems, and the quilt has gone through a few washings with no problems also.

    Here is a link to a bog about the 'right' and 'wrong' sides of batting: Blog - Batting has an "up" and "down"
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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    all very interesting. I learn something new everyday. I didn't even think about a right and wrong side. I guess that's why I'm so happy...I don't even know the questions to ask

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    Default Re: Oh no, no, no, no!

    Thanks for posting that site about the batting having an Up and Down. I will definitely keep that out at all times.

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