Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 11 Mary Ann/ND

The FMQ Challenge is now also The Batting Challenge for me beginning today!

Yesterday I worked with Mountain Mist 100% Natural Cotton Batting (Left)
100% Cotton - no resin
quilt 1/4" - 1" apart. Comes in 81" x 108"
(Do not pre-wash this batting)

Today I worked with Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon (Right)
100% Cotton Batting
Quilt 1 1/2" to 2" apart
Comes in 45" x 60", 72" x 90" & 90" x 108"
(Do not pre-wash this batting)

Here is my side-by-side comparison for you to see:

I have noted that the Blue Ribbon (right) lays flatter than the 100% Cotton without resin batting. Blue Ribbon is recommended for an antique look. It will shrink considerably after washing. A queen may not be a queen afterwards, so if using this batting that is not pre-washable, then be sure to size your quilt top and back a few inches larger. 1/8" to 1/4" loft. This would be a terrific choice for a traditionally pieced quilt!

The 100% Natural Cotton batting without resin from Mountain Mist (left) offers a light loft of 1/4" and will provide a tradition, puckered look, too, after washing. This needs heavier quilting than the Blue Ribbon.

Neither batting is recommended for tied quilts.

Nicely detailed explanations of when to use which particular batting from Mountain Mist:

...and here's where my FMQ Challenge and my set of sixteen batts from Harriet Hargrave are stored:

Great future reference when making that all-important decision for a quilt!

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1 comment:

JayTee said...

great info about the battings