Updated February 05, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 7 Best Cotton Batting For Quilts

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in January of 2019. At the heart of every quilt is the batting that holds the front and back fabrics together and provides the warmth and loft that make them so comfortable. Natural cotton is often preferred because it's breathable, and for the traditional look it imparts. Our selections include options with scrim plus a few 100% cotton choices for microwaveable projects. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cotton batting for quilts on Amazon.

7. Fairfield Soft & Toasty

6. Pellon Wrap-N-Zap

5. Warm & Plush

4. Hobbs Heirloom Fusible

3. Cozy Creations Roll

2. Angel Crafts Premium

1. Warm & Natural

Editor's Notes

February 04, 2019:

Included options with and without scrim as 100% is preferred by some, but a thin polyester scrim needled into the cotton makes batting easier to work with and stays in place better once the quilt is done. Warm & Natural was ranked highest for being well-needled, yet still breathable, and its popularity with experienced quilters.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on February 05, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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