Dreamer, in this publication, we will talk about the generalities of the filling or wadding called frieze used for quilting.
This topic is essential in the process of making and the excellent result of your quilts; you will know a little more about this material to select the best option for your following Quilting projects.
The filling is the layer placed in the middle of a quilt; the warmth and thickness of the quilt depend on the thickness of the wadding.
The most commonly used fibers for the filling are cotton or polyester.
Cotton wadding gives a traditional flat look, and polyester wadding gives a plush look and is more stable and easier to work with.
Cotton and polyester wadding combines the flat look of cotton with the stability and ease of handling of polyester.
The wadding is classified into four thicknesses:
It’s easier to work with; it has a thickness between 1/8″ to 3/8″.
It adds texture to the finished quilt; the higher the thickness, the more difficult it’s to machine quilt, ranging from 1/2″ to 3/4″.
Ranges in thickness from 1″ to 2″.
Extra high frieze:
Ranges from 2″ to 3″.
The dimensions depend on the characteristics of the filling.
Polyester fillings or waddings tend to have larger sizes and thicker batts; consider this when assembling your quilts.
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