Sunday, January 27, 2013

Getting in the Middle

   A common topic of controversy and disdain is the matter of the middle: batting. Many a quilter holds firm to their convictions about the fluffy stuff tucked between the layers of their treasures. Some stand firm on the tried but true poly blends and others snub their noses at anything less that all natural wool/cotton. Novice quilters spend their time toting home precut bags of fabric-store-stuff, just relieved it didn't cost too an arm and a leg. Over my years of quilting I have tried them all..from poly to natural..high loft to low..and all the stores had to offer- I even quilted a few with straight flannel middles, and one with a fleece backing. Let's get up close and personal with what happens in the middle.

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2 comments:

Michelle said...

I use soft and warm, but have also put blankets in the middle. It's a great way to reuse blankets that are faded from the wash or a little worn out.

Simply Scaife Family said...

Excellent way to repurpose. I have used pieces of fleece but not a blanket..thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day.