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Preshrunk Batting

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  • #49120
    the_professors_assistant
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    Hello ,I am new to quilting. I have started to make a simple twin size block quilt(8″squares). I want information about preshrunk batting as i do not like the wrinkly look in quilt.please let me if any preshrunk batting is available ,btand and store to buy or a bating which I can shrink .

    #49349
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    If you buy the polyester batting, you don’t have to worry about it shrinking. These come in different thickness so you can get really thin or really thick batting. (for a beginner, I wouldn’t use the really thick stuff because it’s pretty hard to handle under the sewing machine) If you get the 100% cotton, like warm and natural, it’s usually prewashed but not preshrinked. It may shrink some after washing but it’s not much. (I think they say it can shrink 3%) If it does shrink, it may get some puckering in the seams. If you want to use the 100% cotton, but want to take care of the shrinking ahead of time, you can prewash it again before attaching it to your quilt. I would make sure to read the directions on the package if you do want to pretreat it.

    #49395
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    Thank you , I have got warm and natural batting .will update how it goes !

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