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    I'm working on a small Amish style quilt hanging. The blocks are each done in jewel-toned fabrics with black sashing and larger black borders. I'm doing it my own way so stepping outside the Amish box and using a Kaffe Fassett print for the backing (don't judge, lol - it looks so good with the blocks on front ) I have it all laid out on the table and it hit me that the natural colored batting might "beard" through. Do I need to use black batting?

    Thanks for any advice you might could offer!

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    I did a black Baltimore Album wall hanging which is in my picture gallery and I used black batting as I didn't want to see any white ' bearding' peeking through. I was very pleased with the results.
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    It is my understanding the batting does not beard like it used to because better manufacturing procedures are used. However, using black batting will let you bright colors retain the bright colors. Using a white batting underneath will wash them out some what.
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    While those manufacturers say their product doesn't beard anymore, I have a quilt on my bed right now that begs to differ!

    I used black batting on Mike's orange and black quilt. No visible bearding, but it's not very old yet.
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    I made a quilt using Kaffee Fassett prints with black sashing and used black batting...It looks amazing when compared to the same fabric sandwiched with white or natural.

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    I have used black batting on a dark coloured quilt. Since the backing was white with gray and the black batting was showing through, I used a white batting. So it has 2 layers of batting. Black and white. It is not too thick or heavy.

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    i am working on a couple quilts that are bright colors and black and guess i need to buy some black batting. i found 2 kinds of black batting. one is pellon cotton and polyester. never used that brand. the other is quilters dream which i love but it is out of stock. anybody used the pellon? its on sale at joanns today so it would be cheaper, but i could wait for other to get back in stock.

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    Don't know anything about Pellon batting, but lofts up ply has the black Hobbs in stock.
    http://loftsupply.com/store.html#!/H...0&sort=nameAsc

    Because they are local, the actually deliver to my door free of charge. I think their price may reflect it though. I need to check the prices, before I go to the quilt show next week, and see if they have show specials.

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    I made a mini about 15 years ago before black batting was available. It is a colored square in a square framed in all black, including black backing. I think I used warm and natural and it didn't beard up, but the black has completely faded even though it is not hanging in the sun. I think using black batting would be a great idea. Hopefully your quilt will not fade as much as mine did.

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