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Author Topic: Quilters Dream Wool Batting  (Read 1908 times)

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Quilters Dream Wool Batting
« on: November 29, 2014, 10:09:24 AM »
Hi all,

Fabric.com has Quilters Dream wool batting on sale and I was thinking about ordering one but wanted to get opinions on it before ordering.

I am really not enjoying handquilting on the Hobbs 80/20 fusible cotton :( I am not sure if it's due to the "fusible" element or if I just suck at quilting LOL

Any input would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Terry

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Re: Quilters Dream Wool Batting
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 09:11:00 AM »
I LOVE QD wool batting.  I'm not sure what the problem is with your 80/20.  It could be the fusible (I hate that myself), but also Hobbs did seem to change their 80/20 in the last few years.  I still use it having no problem.  All my show quilts are double batted- an 80/20 and QD Wool.  I love the way it quilts, love the drape and love how it forgets the fold marks.  Highly recommend!

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Re: Quilters Dream Wool Batting
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 04:53:50 PM »
Thanks so much for the input Pat, just what I needed to know :)

Regarding the fusible 80/20, I do think that some of the problems I am having are due to the fusible stuff on the batting. I have been working on a block using the 80/20 and the more I work on it, the easier it is getting to handquilt it. I think this may be due to the fact that I am a "hoopless" handquilter (and sometimes a hopeless handquilter lol) and tend to squish and scrunch the living daylights out of the quilt sandwich which seems to be making it more pliant, if that makes any sense!
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Re: Quilters Dream Wool Batting
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 09:31:49 PM »
Yes, it makes sense.  I've hand quilted without a hoop so I know exactly what you are doing.  Squishing it ...lol...whatever works!

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Re: Quilters Dream Wool Batting
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 10:18:26 AM »
Catching up here.
I hand quilt but the only time I have used fusible fleece and tried stitching is on a tshirt quilt. Other than that, never fuse when  hand quilting.
You will find the batting of your dreams and then poof, another one will come to light.I use what I have on hand.

 

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