"Well, Dorothy, l've never used anything but poly. l have a quilt l made in 1977 still in use regularly ( green Clay's Choice on my page) and never ever had bearding...even on Kitty quilt my grandd.uses and was her Mom's baby quilt…"
"I use all cotton batting when I want some loft to my applique quilts I use a very thin poly on top to fluff up my applique.I prefer a cotton batt Years ago we used poly batts and they bearded and were very very warm to sleep…"
"I usualy go with a girlfriend and we make a mini vac out of it. Deal is whenever one of us wants to stop for something interesting we stop. We both love fabric shopping and antiques so it makes it fun to travel on back roads. Otherwise it's an…"
"Elizabeth, with the price of gas, a trip to the States is hardly cost saving! But if your're going anyway.... The robins around here have found a good way to use the batting scaps I sweep off the deck."
"------Batting is so darned expensive in Canada. I just got a flyer from Hancocks of Paducah with an order. A queen sized is less than $40.00. I feel a trip to Pennysylvania comeing on. Maybe in Sept. Just have to find a girlfriend to go with me.…"
"I'm holding out on the bamboo batting. I've heard some bad reports about it. It needles well but people have said it tends to disintegrate. For hand quilting I like a cotton polyester blend in a low loft. Warm and natural makes some nice…"
"just finished a bed for Xena Kitty. all scrap batt used. my rag quilt of scotty dog - each squares was padded w scrap batts. been stitching batts together for wall hangings and small projects for years. have used two largish scraps stitched together…"
"I''m with you Riana, I find batting in Canada is extremly expensive. I've been useing up battings I bought in US on bus trips ect. Even fabricland on the large roll is $30per mtr. unless you get it when it's on sale. Right now…"
"The price they ask for any batting(here in Canada) is astranomical ( quote $40. for queen at Michael's...and that's just polyester), so l shop w/coupons or hit the craft sale specials.Naturally,therefore, l use up every scrap. Side…"
"i haven't tried either, elizabeth, but have read the same thing...that it doesn't hold up well. i have used poly, that's pretty much all there was when i started quilting. in recent years i have tried the poly cotton blends. tried…"
"I haven't tried the bamboo batting. The jury is still out so I'm waiting. I've heard that it disintegrates. I have older quilts that I did with Mountain Mist polyester in 1980. Not well used but they have held up well. These days I…"
"This is a vintage top that I bought and hand quilted this winter, using some polyfill batting that I found at a yard sale. I do not like polyfill much but I only display these quilts so it is fine. This was from the 30-40s so it is…"