Sign in to follow this  
dbams

Soft n Crafty 80/20 batting

Recommended Posts

Has anyone ever used Soft n Crafty 80/20 batting from Jo-Ann?  I offered to quilt a T-shirt quilt my friend's mother made for my friend's daughter, and she provided the Soft n Crafty batting.  Is there a right and wrong side?  Any suggestions, tips, tricks, etc., to working with this?

 

This is the information on the package:

 

"Quilter's 80/20™ is a super-soft needlepunched quilt batting that is preferred by hand quilters for its easy needling and smooth drape. The 80% cotton and 20% polyester blend yields a beautiful antique look and is an ideal batting for clothing. Soft drape ideal for garments 80% natural cotton 20% polyester Estimated shrinkage: 2% For hand or machine quilting Recommended quilting distance: 2" - 4". Unconditionally guaranteed. Care: Machine washable once quilted. Air dry or dry on low-heat setting."

 

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer!


Betsy

quilting with Emmeline, a 2011 Freedom SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used it ONCE.  It had some very thin areas and some very thick, gloppy areas.  It stretched and ripped easily.  I would never use it again. I told my customer I won't use it again.


8259635bf834a637a7febcce54170daf.png Sweet T's Custom Quilting Finley, TN  (731)-445-6411 sweet_t_quilting@yahoo.com

 

http://sweettsquilting.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/SweetTsQuilting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it doesn't have a scrim or chemical bonding, it'll be a nightmare in any size larger than a crib. As Teresa shared, it doesn't look like a good one for machine quilting. The "preferred by hand quilters " is usually a red flag for machiners.

 

Your customer won't be able to return it to Joanns if the package has been opened, so have a talk and see if she can decide on something else. There was a long thread about batting for T-shirt quilts recently, if you need some suggestions.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice, ladies!

 

I'm doing this as a favor, since the maker's son and DIL are good friends, and the recipient is an honorary niece.  I wasn't sure about the batting, and am glad I checked here first.  Since it hasn't been unrolled yet, I think I will put the batting back in the bag and get some of the Mountain Mist you recommended for T-shirt quilts, Linda.  I can tell the maker that it is not a good batting for my machine.  This was her first T-shirt quilt, I don't think she does a lot of other quilts, based on the construction of this one.  However, she is a very nice person, and I want to give her the best product I can.  It's going to be a bigger challenge than I expected, though.


Betsy

quilting with Emmeline, a 2011 Freedom SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used it several times with good luck.  The 3/4 inch loft has great definition.  No thin and thick spots.  Sewed well.  JoAnn's carries several different Soft and Crafty 80/20 in a few different lofts.  One is in a yellow package and one is sort of a peach color and I believe it is numbered 4.  I just make sure it has the thicker loft I'm looking for. 


D92090BC49E8C634FED9A5815EF5ABB3.png

Serendipity: The discovery of something wonderful quite by accident while looking for something quite different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this