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Topic: Polyester Fiberfil or High Loft Batting?  (Read 2743 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012 08:00:18 PM »

I think Ikea might have a decent priced/quality one?
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012 12:58:14 AM »

Wow. Thanks for all the options everyone.Cheesy I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to go with yet (why do paydays have to be so far apart?Sad). I hadn't even thought about just making the quilt like usual, SimplySandy. Although, I have a queen size bed and I'm trying to get away from making quilts where I have to work with that much fabric all at once. My sewing machine is small and I don't have an extension table to help me manage the weight of quilt while sewing.Tongue But that way may be the most feasible for what I want.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012 02:08:10 PM »

Have you thought of the Quilt as you go method? I'm not exactly sure how that works to explain it to you, but that might yet another option! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012 12:24:57 PM »

That crossed my mind too. But wouldn't I have to do some quilting in the middle of each square? I'm trying to avoid that.Tongue I just want the quilting to make the squares.
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012 12:29:20 PM »

Oh ok, that makes sense.
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013 06:17:52 AM »

Definitely use a high-loft poly batting. Get one that's a little thicker or you can double up. It does make a fluffy quilt that will STAY fluffy.
And yeah quilting it in pieces would work. You don't have to quilt within the squares at all because you would applique the designs beforehand, and then construct the squares.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013 05:27:51 AM »

I have made them with both. The fiberfill did get lumpy and on me after a couple of washings. the batting didn't. After washing the fiberfill quilt looked like balls sewn together, the high loft looked like pillows sewn together. These were quilts made for my grandchildren so they were meant for everyday use. I am working on one for my bed  for winter and I'm using fiberfill.It would probably depend on how much use the quilt would get.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013 10:09:01 AM »

I don't know how much this will help, but when I dry my down comforter I throw tennis balls in with it. It keeps the filling from getting compacted and keeps it fluffy
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013 08:19:32 PM »

Thanks for the extra info cmoore, lyns, and noturavggeek. I plan on making my quilt with high loft batting so it looks like pillows sewn together. That's the look I'm going for. Smiley I'm still in the gathering materials phase for this quilt, but I hope to have it done around the beginning of summer.
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