Wow! To say my blog has been long neglected
would be a gross understatement.
Here I am though-ready to start fresh!
This photo is of the amazing Cotton Stuffing
produced by my friends at Quilters Dream
Batting. They do not sell directly to consumers
but through quality quilt shops both online
and storefront. Having used all the battings
available here in the US, they are, hands down,
my favorite. The quality is ALWAYS there and
they have the most amazing customer support
On to the useful information-I am often asked
which battting to use for a given project.
The choices can be overwhelming. There are
cottons, polys, poly blends with cotton, silk,
wool, recycled green battings, and midnight
black poly battings. These days there are even
battings with fusing attached to make projects
People often believe that the choices reflect the
quality of the batting. With Quilters Dream
Battings, this is not the case. Rather, the choices
represent the weight of the lofts.
Each of the battings listed below is connected to
a link on the Quilters Dream site that may have
additional information you may find useful.
All of the quilters dream products can be
purchased on my site through this link: Quilters
For example, Cotton comes in 4 Lofts:
request-this is the lightest, thinnest of the lofts
available. This weighs about 3 oz/square yard
and is 1/16" thick.
select-this is the mid loft batting. This weighs
about 4 oz/square yard and is 3/32" thick.
deluxe-the loft becomes noticeably heavier here.
This weighs 6 oz/square yard and is 1/8" thick.
supreme-this is the thickest of the cotton lofts
and weighs 8 oz /square yard and is 3/16"
Available in 3 lofts-
request-this has the same thickness and weight
as the cotton request.
select-this has the same thickness and weight as
the cotton select.
deluxe-this has the same thickness and weight
as the cotton deluxe.
Quilters Dream Puff Batting-A fluffy light
batting. This batting comesin only one weight 3
1/2 oz/ square yard and is 1/3" thick.
Quilters Dream Midnight Poly Batting (Black)-
This now comes in only one loft-select and
weighs 4 oz/ square yard and is 3/32" thick.
Quilters Dream Angel Battings-100% flame
retardant fibers-This is available in two lofts:
request-which is 1/16" thick and weighs 3
select-which is 3/32" thick and weighs
4 oz/square yard
Quilters Dream Orient (a personal favorite of
mine)-this is available in only one loft-select
and weighs 4 oz/square yard and is 3/32" thick.
Quilters Dream Wool(this is AMAZING wool!)-
this beautiful wool weighs 3 1/2 oz/square yard
and is 3/8" thick.
Quilters Dream Fusion-This wonderful product
is available in Cotton Fusion or Poly Fusion and
in two lofts-Request and Select. The weights
are comparable to the select cotton with similar
thicknesses. This is a solvent free
So your choice here is do you prefer cotton
or poly and thinner or slightly heavier.
Quilters Dream Green Batting-This batting
sometimes strikes fear in people. (totally
unnecessarily i might add ). It is made from
recycled green plastic bottles and it is so soft
you will be totally stunned. It is the palest of
green shades and works so nicely in
any project. Its weight is similar to the request
cotton, as its thickness.
Quilters Dream Blend Batting-This is a 70%
cotton, 30% poly blend of fibers and is a delight
to sew on. This comes in only one loft and
weighs 5 oz/square yard and is 1/8" thick.
Last, but certainly not least, is the fantastic
Sweet Dream Stuffing! This product, made
from luscious 100% cotton fibers
is 18" wide and 120"long when unrolled.
And so concludes today's lesson on battings :)
Happy Quilting and Sewing!