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« on: September 29, 2012 05:27:36 PM »

So, when I went to see The Secret World of Arrietty (cute movie, by the way), my eye immediately picked up on this:


Now I want to make a replica of this for my bed. I have decided to use the puff quilt method to make this. The only thing that I can't decide is if I should fiberfill (like what's used to make stuffed animals) or if using high loft batting would be better. I want to make sure this quilt stays puffy through years of wear and washing and I want the quilt to lookl like it's made of puffy squares and not squares filled with balls of stuffing like a biscuit quilt.

Thoughts? Ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012 09:33:23 PM »

I thought that puff quilt and biscuit quilt were two terms for the same thing, so I guess I don't know what you're asking...
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 08:10:02 PM »

Know that I think about it, I think puff quilt and biscuit are used interchangeably. Tongue Even so, I know that I don't want my squares to look round. I can get polyfil for cheap at thrift stores. I'll risk and hope for the best. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 09:07:50 PM »

oh gotcha Cheesy Well if you used squares of high loft batting, wouldn't that make it not round/puffy?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 10:03:31 PM »

That's what I was thinking. Plus, I could just cut out squares of batting to fit between the squares of fabric instead of taking the time to stuff the squares individually. Decisions, decisions....
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012 07:05:45 AM »

I think if you use fiberfil it might go lumpy when you wash it.  If you can find a big puffy duvet, you could make a duvet cover, put the duvet inside,  and then stitch in the ditch around the squares to make it quilty like. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012 11:56:04 AM »

Hmmm. I don't have a duvet cover but that's a good idea. I don't know how much those cost but it might be more cost effective in the long run. I'll have to do some research.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012 01:44:35 PM »

I would use high loft batting and stitch in the ditch as you would any other quilt.  I think you would get the desired effect.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012 03:07:20 PM »

I would use high loft batting and stitch in the ditch as you would any other quilt.  I think you would get the desired effect.

I would do what Sandy says, she's one of my quilt heroes Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012 07:59:24 PM »

Hmmm. I don't have a duvet cover but that's a good idea. I don't know how much those cost but it might be more cost effective in the long run. I'll have to do some research.

They usually go on sale, or check out Home Sense. 
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