What does recommended quilting distance mean?
The batting type you choose dictates how far apart your quilting lines can be to safely hold the layers together and prevent the batting from shifting and bunching. If the package states the quilting distance is 10 inches, then that batting is pretty stable.
How many layers of quilt batting do I need?
You want your batting to be larger than your quilt top (front) by about 4″ bigger than the length and height and slightly smaller than your quilt back. In other words the backing should be the biggest of the three layers.
How far apart can you quilt warm and white batting?
Warm and Natural states on the packaging that its cotton batting can be quilted up to a whopping 10 inches apart. (OK, they don’t use the word ‘whopping’, but 10 inches IS awfully far apart for quilting stitches!)
Can you quilt too much?
Quilts can have lots of quilting, or very little quilting, or a combination of too much in one area and not enough in another. If the amount of quilting—called “quilting density”—is unbalanced across the quilt, you could encounter issues such as rippling blocks or wavy borders (more on that later.)
How dense should quilting be?
A general rule of thumb: we consider a pattern to be “dense” when there are 1 to 2 inches of space on average between the lines. All of our Regular density patterns can be shrunk to create a Dense version.
Do I have to quilt my quilt?
No. You can still use Soft and Stable without quilting the fabric. Here are the steps we usually follow: Carefully smooth the first fabric (main or lining depending on pattern instructions) onto a piece of Soft and Stable which is cut about ½” larger on each side.
What loft batting should I use?
Low loft allows a quilt to drape quite nice. Medium loft means ½” thick and well, medium thickness of course. This is a great option for quilts and comforters. High loft means ¾” – 1” thick and will be great for thicker comforters and blankets—anything you want to make warmer with the extra thickness of the batting.
What is high loft batting?
Loft – The weight and thickness of batting is measured by its loft. Low loft means thin, high loft means thick. Choose low loft if you want your finished project to have a flatter appearance, like for wall hangings and place mats. For a fluffier quilt or comforter, choose a high loft batting.