Quiltcast #70 :: Quilty Housekeeping

Battings and labels are both needed in our quilts even if they aren’t the main attraction, but there’s so many options for both! Listen in for our favorite battings and ways to label a quilt.

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Check at your local quilt shop, or long armer to purchase batting.

Cotton, polyester battings are most commonly found.

Warm & Natural is 90% cotton 10% polyester

Wool battings are super soft, light weight and treated not to shrink as much as might think.

Soy & bamboo battings are renewable, and hypoallergenic.

Silk is very luxurious, but fussy. Best used in quilts that won’t be washed often, and small enough to hand wash.

Warm Company FAQ

Pellon FAQ

Explore the battings that are out there.

Labels don’t have to be elaborate, but do need to be included.

Spoonflower, print your own labels with info, then quilt into the back. Or try some of these labels.

Printed labels here, and here too. Search “label” while at your favorite shop for more.

Embroider your label, here’s one I received in a swap. Super cute – right?


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By |2017-09-19T12:33:47-06:00March 25th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|5 Comments


  1. Deanna March 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Amy and April, What about using your embroidery machine (if you have one), to make quilt labels?

  2. Gaila C March 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Listening to your podcast right now. Thanks so much for the overview of the battings. So much information that I have always wondered about. Keep up the great work!!!

  3. Jodie Zollinger May 22, 2015 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Great topic, listened to this podcast episode a few weeks ago and didn’t comment. Will probably listen to it again as it is such an important topic “documenting quilts” and “labeling” quilts. Right now I just use quilter’s dream cotton batting for my quilts and have found it great for my primarily hand quilted quilts. I think you had another episode on the topic, which was also excellent. Thanks for all the work you do girls.

  4. […] Amy Ellis, from Amy’s Creative Side, recorded a podcast about the different types of quilt batting that she had used and what she thought of them.  Listen to the podcast here: http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2015/03/25/quiltcast-70-quilty-housekeeping/ […]

  5. Charlotte October 4, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Hi guys, really enjoyed listening to your thoughts on batting choices. I pointed people in your direction in an article I wrote about choosing quilt batting for the Quilting Focus directory site https://quiltingfocus.com/2015/10/how-to-choose-quilt-batting/
    Thanks again!

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