Monday, March 28, 2016

Double Batting Test


I want the quilting on my WISP to really show, so I have been contemplating using a double batting.  I decided to test it out.  This is made with a layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting and a layer of the Hobbs wool batting. This sample measures 8 inches by 14 inches.

I put it in the washer and dryer with a load of whites to see how it would look after laundering.


It now measures 7.5 by 13.5 inches, not bad shrinkage with the cotton/poly blend and the wool batting.

The back of the sample (80/20 side) looks good too.


I love how it turned out and think I will be using it in my quilt soon.

Have you ever done a double batting like this?

XX,
Jasmine

8 comments:

  1. I do like double on wall hangings :-) Can't wait to see what you are cooking up!

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  2. I used double batting on my daughter's quilt because she gets so cold at night. I loaded and quilted it like normal. Worked great!

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  3. I have only ever used double batting for a Trapunto effect under certain elements of a quilt. This turned out beautifully and I can see you having fun using it on many different projects.

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  4. I haven't tried this. I can see where this would be useful when you want quilting to really pop. Thanks for sharing your test.

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  5. ooh love an experiment and this looks really good! Lots of loft and your quilting looks fab as always!

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  6. We seem to often be thinking alike, Jasmine. I love the way the double batting looks though for the first time, and on a customer quilt, I stuck with a double of the same batting. I just quilted my snowman wall hanging and used it again though I did not quilt it heavily. The double batting just gives a completely different effect. I plan to buy some wool and do the double batting again with the wool on top. I'm not sure how much of a difference the wool will make. Your quilt will look gorgeous! Excited to see the quilting!

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  7. I use a layer of wool on top of cotton (or a blend) for most of my mini quilts and wall hangings. It's adds a nice stability and texture. I haven't done it in a larger quilt because I usually like lighter quilts than heavier.

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  8. I've never done double batting, but it looks lovely! Very squishy and the quilitng really stands out.

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