Assessing The Quality Of Your Quilt Batting

The finesse of your quilt’s appearance, comfort, and softness are based on the attributes of batting. The batting features in-between the quilt layers and is never visible. Choosing a pure cotton quilt batting does not bring about frays and wrinkles even after several washes. It also adds to the vintage look after quilting. It is crucial to identify the quality characteristics of your quilt batting so that you can make a huge purchase at the time of a big sale. Here’s the method to test. Start by cutting a 20-inch square of batting quilt and couple it with a piece of cotton cloth on either side.

Begin quilting a simple design on the trial fabric. Then fold and bind the fabric edges. Subject it to a regular wash. The rinsed quilt will give you a precise idea of how your quilt batting reacts to washing and quilting. Watch out for the signs of bearding or migrating. Bearding occurs in a bad quality batting due to the breakdown of quilt via the holes of the needle during quilting. Evidence of migration can be assessed with a change in the shape of the fabric. Also, an inferior quality batting can result in uneven quilt spaces. You can run this simple test to save a lot of money, time and efforts.

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