Choosing Batting Quilt Fibers
How to choose batting fibers
Quilts include the crib sizes, twin, and full, double fit, queen, and king. The standard crib fit is around 45‐
inches time’s 60. Twin fits are 72 x 90, full and the double are 81 x 96, queen fits are 90 x 108, and the
king fits are around 120 x 120.
To choose your materials you must consider batting quilt fibers. Once you choose your batting make
sure that, you unfold the cotton material and let it set a couple of days before you start crafting. The
batting will relax and inflate. You want to space your batting closely to avoid bunching also when
crafting your quilt. Some materials require pre‐washes before you can use the fabric. Read your labels.
You have options in battings, including the traditional, which is often made of cotton and the polyesters.
The blends of polyester and cotton will shrink sometimes. To stitch the cotton you will need to create
intervals of larger stitches, yet if you combine polyester with your cotton, you can minimize the stitches.
The line of battings, include polyester, silk, wool, etc as well. If you choose the polyester, you can create
a non‐shrinking quilt with intervals of larger stitches. In addition, you can create intervals of wider
expansions, which you can craft your quick at a speedier pace. Polyester is the choice of battings, since
crafters can design a quick, machine washable, and non‐shrinking quilt. As well, the crafter can design a
thinner quilt verses the thicker, since polyester is a batting made of “high loft.”
My favorite is silk, yet if you are creating a traditional style quilt, the silk may not be suitable. You can
still make a quilt of silk, yet you will pay top‐dollar and spend a length of undesired time to finish your
project. In fact, most crafters do not recommend silk for creating quilts.
Wool has migrating fibers, yet you can sew through the material with ease. You will need to space
closely when needling