Batting, Stabilizers & Interfacings

Batting, Stabilizers & Interfacings

Quilt batting is used in various sewing and quilting projects, is also known as wadding. It is used as a layer of insulation between fabrics used in quilt making. Batting is the filling of quilts and makes them warm and heavy. It’s usually manufactured from cotton, polyester or wool, and recently manufacturers started to use bamboo fibers. Loft – The weight and thickness of batting is measured by its loft. Low loft means thin, high loft means thick.

Interfacing is a neutral colored material is meant to be permanently added to fabric. Interfacing is either fused in place using an iron or sewn in place.

Unlike interfacing, stabilizer is created to be removed after stitching. Stabilizer helps reinforce fabric when stitching may damage it.

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