One of the biggest advantages to choosing Quilters Dream Batting is that we make so many types of quilt batting (nine and counting. 9!) that there is always a perfect Dream Batting for whatever quilt you want to make. We are thrilled to be able to offer you so many great options in various lofts! However, the more choices available, the harder it can be to choose the perfect batting for your quilt!
Not every batting is perfect for every quilt, and your choice the foundation of your quilt will affect not only the warmth, but how the finished quilt will look, wash, hang, drape and feel. Not everyone has the same goal in making a quilt. A quilt that will be traveling to the quilt shows will need different specifications from a quilt that will be snuggled by a pizza eating toddler!
I am often asked which type of quilt batting is best, and I answer with a lot of questions, such as:
- Will you be hand-quilting, machine quilting (longarm or shortarm), or will your quilt be tied?
- How will your quilt be used?
- Do you want to emphasize your quilting? Do you want a more traditional look or a modern look?
- Do you need the quilt to keep you very warm? Keep you cool?
- Be easy to wash and dry?
- How important is flame retardancy?
Batting University is about choices, and helping to make sure your finished quilt is perfect for whatever goal you have in mind because every quilt (even that pizza stained one on the back of my couch) is a treasure! So here we go....
Request Loft is the very lightest weight batting.
The Dream Cotton Select loft is our most popular midloft.
The Deluxe Loft is exceptionally warm while being exceptionally soft.
The weightiest of ALL cotton battings - for machine quilting only.
Click here for more Loft information: Unique Features of Each Loft
Quilters Dream Cotton Batting:
|lovely drape – excellent for stippling.|
You wont believe it is polyester!
The lightest poly batting
Ideal Mid-loft Poly Batting
Weightiest of the Polyester Battings
Quilters Dream Poly Batting:
Check back soon for Part 2 of Dream Batting University where we will cover Dream Green and Dream Orient batting.
Can't Wait to learn more? For extra credit and more information Click Here: Additional Quilters Dream Batting product information