Although you don’t see the batting in a quilt, it is very important. The type of the batting used influences the look, feel, quality and longevity of your T-shirt quilt. In this article, we will look at the types of batting most T-shirt quilt makers are using.
What kind of batting do you use for a Tshirt quilt?
The best types of batting are 80% cotton/20% polyester needle punched or 100% cotton. These two types of batting are thin and the perfect weight to keep you warm.
Can you quilt without batting?
Quilt batting is not needed when making a quilt. You can make a quilt by quilting the top and back together without a middle layer. You may also choose unconventional batting like a flannel sheet or quilting cotton. These can be more cost-effective options if you’re wanting to save money on batting.
What is the best backing for a Tshirt quilt?
This is my preferred fabric choice because it wears well and is easy to work with. This is what we use here at Too Cool T-shirt Quilts.
Can you put a sweatshirt in a Tshirt quilt?
We get this question a lot! Yes they can. They can be mixed in with any other type of material that is machine washable.
What was used for batting in old quilts?
Early quilts were usually made with hand made small batts from carded cotton or wool. The batts were placed on the backing fabric and then the top was very carefully placed on top.
Can I use flannel instead of batting?
A flannel sheet is a good alternative. You can also use a flannel sheet for the batting of a traditional quilt, but check first to make sure the pattern doesn’t show through the top or backing. For an even lighter weight, you can use a regular sheet. Regular sheets will give the quilt less body than flannel.
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.