The Quilt Tester / Batting Review

Yesterday I started a quilt using Warm and Plush batting.


I have finished enough of the hand quilting to have formed a preliminary opinion.  It is very different than Warm and Natural.   It is thicker and denser.  It is going to make for a very nice heavy and warm quilt.   I do however find it difficult to hand quilt.    I have pretty strong hands and can hand quilt for hours at a time but with this batting I am finding that I can not get stitches as small as I would like and my hands do get tired.  I broke a needle today for the first time in years.    I will not be able to say for sure if I will use it again until after the entire quilt is finished and washed.   at that point I will be able to decide if the extra effort is worth it.

Here is one block quilted.


The quilting shows better on the back.


Teddy likes this quilt because there are circles for him to sit on.


Happy Quilting


18 thoughts on “The Quilt Tester / Batting Review

  1. katechiconi says:

    It does seem to have a nice loft, but the process of quilting shouldn’t be too penitential, so I don’t think I’d want to try it. Thanks for testing it for all the rest of us!

  2. Ginny hardy says:

    Leave it to Teddy to get the proper use out of it! LOLOL!!!
    Do you think will give you the crinkly vintage look after its washed
    I am very curious.
    Sounds too difficult for me to hand quilt.

  3. Didi Salvatierra says:

    That was always my reason for not using Warm and Natural, too dense and hard to rock my needle. Thanks for the review!

    Didi Salvatierra

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Rose in VT says:

    Do you think it would be bearable to use for a whole cloth quilt? At least without having to deal with seam allowances the extra loft might be tolerable? Teddy knows what a quilt is for!

  5. Sue says:

    Teddy likes the circles, but what does he think of the batting? Gotta love those furry quilt testers!

  6. Karin Peirce says:

    Teddy is definitely enjoying this quilt. It is a dazzler, I love the way you put this together.

    I recently tried a bamboo and cotton batting, it felt like I was sewing through a shower curtain. I just tried it on a small item, I’ll save the rest for potholder filling. I love hand quilting with wool, it is such luscious stuff….That orange GTG on your background is so lovely. Always a treat to see what you and Teddy are up to.

    • timquilts says:

      yes wool is still my favorite too…..I have not tried bamboo myself, but so many have told me they don’t like it for hand quilting I think it is one I won’t try unless they improve it

  7. Christine says:

    Tim, are you quilting with regular quilting thread or perle cotton – wondering about needle size, too!

  8. Becky in VA says:

    Thanks for an honest review of a new product. Perhaps they should label it as recommended for machine quilting. . .

    • timquilts says:

      I imagine that it would be great for machine quilting. as I work with it I am getting better results, but still sore hands. having said that I think I will buy another package to have on hand for when I want a thick quilt ….it is going to have a great look


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