Items quilted in the hoop rely on stabilizer to support stitches and batting to accentuate the quilting. Fortunately, this product combines both!
Embroidery machines are the eighth wonder of the world. With so many wonderful designs like Bonnie’s, you can stitch quilts, pillows, and wall hangings galore. Just add stabilizer, batting, fabric, and thread. What if you could embroider quilt blocks without a stabilizer? Actually, you can!
Battilizer is a product available from Hoop Sisters (no affiliation) that has an almost foam-like feel. It is an exclusive 62.3% cotton/26.7% polyester blend that is needle punched to the highest standard. Needle punching makes batting stronger and more dense with a lower loft that is perfect for in-the-hoop projects of all kinds.
If you remember Bonnie’s blog on determining the right and wrong side of batting, scrim is the layer that provides strength and durability. It is also identifies the back side of the batting. Battilizer has 11% scrim for extra stability. It will not shift or stretch, keeping your project from puckering and shrinking. Because the scrim is inside, there are no right or wrong sides.
This stabilizer-batting combination supports up to 8,000 stiches per layer. Even with dense embroidery, you need no additional stabilizer as it is already built in.
This product is also available as
- Bosal Stable-Batt
- Floriani Embroidery Batting
- Gypsy Quilter Stitcher Series Hoop Easy Embroidery Batting
- RNK Embroidery Batting
Have you ever tried this kind of batting with embroidery? Do you like it?