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« on: February 29, 2012 12:46:43 AM »

hi all,

i have a question. i'm wondering what type of batting is suitable for baby's quilt? i recently bought a polyester fiber batting.. not sure whether it's suitable though. i found out there are cotton batting, wool batting etc.. what's the difference between all these ya?

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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 05:39:46 AM »

I only use polyester batting for all my quilts, even baby ones.  It's fully enclosed in the quilt so I don't see a problem with it.  There would be 2 differences between it and the others you mentioned - they are both more expensive (at least in my experience) and they are both a bit warmer.
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 06:02:31 PM »

thanks! the polyester batting won't overheat the baby, wont they? cotton & wool is much warmer is it?
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012 06:14:26 PM »

No, polyester won't overheat the baby.  I don't think cotton or wool would either but they are warmer and heavier in weight.
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Cotton isn't warmer than poly but it is breathable. It's also more expensive. Typically I make baby quilts with poly because it's cheaper, and I make them to be used and therefore washed frequently. Poly stands up to wear and tear well. I might use cotton for a baby quilt if I had to, but wouldn't use wool.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012 09:11:58 PM »

I wouldn't use wool either since you don't know if the baby would have any allergies to it. Cotton batting usually shrinks more than poly batting giving it a  puckered old quilt look. You also have to quilt closer together on cotton batting.

Are you tying the quilt? I like a higher loft poly batting for tying baby quilts.
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