Wadding & Batting

Wadding & Batting

In the quilting world which wadding or batting you choose is essential.

At Spotlight we offer several ranges of wadding and batting in various thicknesses and materials including cotton and polyester.

Browse our range below.

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  • Legacy L-988 Sew In Fleece

    Legacy L-988 Sew In Fleece

    Legacy's 988 is a sew-in fleece interfacing that adds full, lofty body to fabric. Use for padded or quilted apparel and crafts.

    Reg: $16.99

  • Nu-Wool Wadding

    Nu-Wool Wadding

    Nu-Wool Quilt and Craft Wadding is great for both hand and machine quilting. This Australian made wadding will not bunch or shift, ensuring that you sew with ease!

    Reg: $32.99 - $79.99

  • Legacy Stick-N-Washaway Sheets

    Legacy Stick-N-Washaway Sheets

    The Legacy Stick-N-Washaway Sheets is a unique product that combines a pressure sensitive adhesive with a water-soluble stabiliser. It will wash away without placing any stress on threadwork and leaves no trace on either side of the project. It is ideal for printed design work and custom embroidery ...

    Reg: $24.99

  •   Legacy Sol-U-Film Lite Sew-In Stabiliser

    Legacy Sol-U-Film Lite Sew-In Stabiliser

    Lightweight, sew-in stabiliser that easily washes away in water of any temperature. Leaves no trace of the stabiliser on either side of the project and can also be used as a liquid stabiliser. Great for projects such as: lace work, 3D designs, shadow work, and thread sketching.

    Was: $39.99

    Now: $23.99

  • Legacy Stabilize-N-Tear Lite Embroidery Stabiliser

    Legacy Stabilize-N-Tear Lite Embroidery Stabiliser

    Stitch-N-Tear lite easily adds body and support during machine stitching and embroidery. When the work is done, simply tear away excess stabiliser. Stitch-N-Tear lite tears away cleanly without distorting stitching.

    Was: $44.99

    Now: $26.99

  • Warm Company Warm & Natural Wadding

    Warm Company Warm & Natural Wadding

    The Warm Company's Warm & Natural Wadding is the finest needle punched cotton batting that is comfortable and natural.

    Reg: $19.99 - $149.99

  • Warm Company Soft & Bright

    Warm Company Soft & Bright

    The Warm Company Soft & Bright is the perfect polyester batting for quilts, crafts and wearable art. The special way Soft and Bright is manufactured makes a big difference in your creative projects.

    Reg: $18.00 - $22.99

  •   Legacy L-987F Fusible Fleece

    Legacy L-987F Fusible Fleece

    Legacy 987F Fusible Fleece is a one-sided fusible fleece that adds a layer of softness, body, and stability to home decorating, craft and apparel sewing. No Pinning! No Basting! No Sewing! Can be fused to fabric, cardboard, or wood. It is completely sewing machine safe.

    Was: $24.99

    Now: $14.99

  • Legacy Fuse-N-Tear Iron-On Stabiliser

    Legacy Fuse-N-Tear Iron-On Stabiliser

    Fuse-N-Tear easily adds body and support during stitching. Simply iron fuse-N-Tear to fabric and when the work is done, tear away excess stabiliser. Fuse-N-Tear...

    Was: $44.99

    Now: $26.99

  • Legacy Soft-N-Stay Sew-In Stabiliser

    Legacy Soft-N-Stay Sew-In Stabiliser

    Soft-N-Stay adds permanent body and support to lightweight knits and woven fabrics. Offers stretch resistance that eliminates pulling of the embroidery design. Soft-N-Stay soft to touch and provides permanent stability by remaining with the fabric through wearing and laundering.

    Reg: $44.99

  • Cloud 9 200 GSM Wadding

    Cloud 9 200 GSM Wadding

    Ideal for wall quilts and garments, the Cloud 9 200 GSM Wadding will provide a soft and light inner lining to your next quilting project.

    Reg: $19.99

  • Birch Fusible Web

    Birch Fusible Web

    The Birch Fusible Web will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $16.99

  • Cloud 9 150 GSM Wadding

    Cloud 9 150 GSM Wadding

    Ideal for wall quilts and garments, the Cloud 9 150 GSM Wadding will provide a soft and light inner lining to your next quilting project.

    Reg: $24.99

  • Cloud 9 100GSM Wadding Value Pack

    Cloud 9 100GSM Wadding Value Pack

    Versatile and durable, this comfortable Cloud 9 100GSM Wadding Value Pack will become an essential for your next exciting sewing or quilting project. Thermally bound to hold its loft, increase durability and reduce this possibility of loose fibres protruding through the outer fabric. Made without th...

    Reg: $49.99

  • Princess Wadding

    Princess Wadding

    The Princess Wadding is a soft blend of polyester wadding that will make hand quilting an absolute breeze.

    Reg: $12.99 per metre

  • Craft Wadding

    Reg: $8.99 per metre

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Can I purchase wadding and batting at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Wadding and batting are in essence the same type of product and are used to form the thickening layer of your quilted object, between the colourful top layer and the (usually) plain backing fabric. Here at Spotlight, we offer a wide range of wading and batting in various materials, sizes and thicknesses, as well as a host of other useful quilting products such as stabiliser (often used for giving body to embroidered designs, as well as interfacing, which can give more body to your quilting pieces if required.

What kind of wadding or batting will I need for my quilted object?

It is very easy to think that because it is not visible, you can use any quilt wadding or batting for your project. This really is not the case. All quilt waddings have a different drape to them and give the finished quilt a different feel. In addition, there are different thicknesses (also referred to as ‘loft’). You will want a different wadding for a table runner than for a winter quilt, for instance. Material also plays a part: if you are making pot holders or oven mitts, it is important to have a heat-resistant wadding if you want to be able to actually use the items.

What should I consider when choosing wadding or batting?

The choice you make is very often down to personal preference and price, but here are some things you may want to consider:

How much does it shrink? This is important for items that need to be washable after they are completed, and you may want to pre-wash your material and wadding before you start.

Can it be machine washed or can it only be hand washed? If your quilted item is a gift you need to be able to tell the recipient.

Colour: most are broadly off white, but if you are using white or thin fabric in your quilt you might need to look for a white quilt wadding.

Hand or machine quilting? Most waddings are fine for either, but there are some that are less suitable for hand quilting than others.

Extra features: wadding is available as fusible and as fire retardant. Do you need these properties?

How will the quilt be used? For a baby quilt or a bed quilt, you probably want one of the very soft waddings. For a throw or a wall hanging you can easily use one of the less expensive quilt waddings.

Allergies: Some people are allergic to natural or man-made fabrics. Although your wadding will be encased in fabric, this should still be considered.

What else is included in the range that I should know about?

This range at Spotlight also includes stabilisers. A stabiliser is an essential for machine embroidery. It is used to support the fabric during the stitching process to keep puckering or stretching from occurring. The choice of stabiliser can make all the difference to a successful embroidery project.

Stabilisers are divided by the method used to remove the excess from the back of the project after the design has been stitched. The three most common types are cut-away, tear-away and wash-away. Then in each category, you will find different weights, to use with different weights of fabric.

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