Knotty dress, isn't this cute!
Determining the amount of loft or thickness of the batting preferred in a finished quilt is a personal choice. Packaged batting comes with a label or information sheet about its content & use. These labels will include information about loft. A low-loft batting is usually about 1/16"-1/8" thick while high loft batting can be 1/2" think & more!
A low-loft batting is typically easier to hand-quilt than a high-loft one just because the needle has to travel farther through the latter. A quilt made with a high-loft batting will be fluffier, while quilts made with low-loft batting tend to be flatter & will drape better. Using a batting with a slightly higher loft in a quilt with a lot of seams will allow the seams to nestle into the batting better & will eliminate seam bumps.
Quilts used purely as wall-hangings will drape and hang better if made with low-loft battings......
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