Special requirements for batting
I do NOT accept the use of polyester batting. It is extremely difficult to work with on a longarm system and is often very stiff and has a high loft. Over time it also can start to poke through the top and backing (known as bearding). Not attractive at all. I have access to batting of different types from my wholesale distributor in Burnaby. I do not stock batting but order it according to each project's requirements. There are a number of options available with respect to construction material available. There are options such as 100% cotton, and 80/20 blend of cotton/poly, wool, bamboo etc. I offer a discount of 20% to my customers. The arrival time is 2 business days after the order is placed. Of course you are welcome to supply your own batting. Batting size is simply to be somewhat larger than the quilt top, unlike the 10 inch larger requirement for the backing (width and length).
Please also remember to use a white or cream batting with quilts that have a lot of white or pastels. The darker tan or ecru batting will show through and change the look of the quilt.
If you would like to use the batting from my wholesaler, let me know in advance. The manufactuer is either Bosal or Legacy by Pellon.
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