Antique quilt from the Iowa-Illinois Quilt Study Group
The NEW battings don't require as much quilting (or tying) to prevent them from shifting around inside the quilt. Warm & Natural cotton batting calls for 10" intervals between quilting/tying. My ties are closer than that, just because it looks nicer.
Recently Sharyn mentioned having to repair some antique tied quilts because the batting had shifted. The new battings aren't going anywhere. This makes tying a better option than it used to be.
What do you think?
Read June Calender's comment.