Before and After

Remember the Chisel Star Quilts? You may recall that each were quilted with different batting. I thought it might be fun to show a side by side comparison to see how they changed after washing. This first one was quilted with Pelion Legacy 80/20. The left side is before washing and the right side is after.

And this next one was quilted with Mountain Mist 80/20. Unwashed is on the left and washed is on the right.

I think I mentioned that the Pellon feels beefier to the touch. The Mountain Mist feels thinner. However, they both wash up beautifully. The Mountain Mist drapes a bit better.

I realize this is the science nerd in me coming out! But I do find it interesting.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Before and After

  1. Shasta says:

    Both of these quilts are beautiful, and it is good to know that both of the battings held up the same. I am going to have to look at Mountain Mist again too. Like Kathy, I equate it with the yucky polyester batting I finally finished up recently.

  2. Nancy says:

    I find information like this really helpful as I consider and choose batting (and other quilting options, too). From the photos it looks like there was no shrinkage at all. Is that right? Thanks.

  3. Nann says:

    Thanks for the product testing. (And now I’m interested in the “picjointer” photo editing function.)

  4. LoriD@Humblequilts says:

    I must be a science nerd too! Thanks for the info!

  5. Diane says:

    Have you ever used the Mountain Mist 80/20 for hand quilting?

  6. Val W says:

    Thanks for the comparison. When I hear Mountain Mist, I keep remembering the ‘quilt every inch’ they used to put on their packaging, which never worked for me.
    Science rules!

  7. Kathy D. says:

    From one science nerd to another – Thanks for the comparison! Mountain Mist is never on my radar because it brings to mind super thick polyester batting of old. Guess it deserves another look.

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