The Quilt Tester / Batting Review

Yesterday I started a quilt using Warm and Plush batting.

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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.

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The quilting shows better on the back.

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

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Happy Quilting

Tim

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

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  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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