So.....in my inexperience, I am unsure about different battings. The first kind I tried was a poly blend and it worked fine and washed up fine but then I read someplace that it isn't good on your sewing machine. (Not sure if this is true but with my brand new machine I didn't want to take chances). When I purchased new batting for my mother's quilt (which is still a work in progress) I bought a cotton batting. Will see how it does. Does anyone have any other preferences?? Here is the batting I bought.
I also purchased the backing material for my mom's quilt as well. I think this will go nicely with the top and I may even use some of it as a border if I can. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It has a nice blend of creams, greens, blues and tans. I really like it!