Are you putting you backing in there too? I would do all three together and if your hoop isn't the do all quilters hoop, or something similar, then I would certainly baste it to the hoop. Trying to make it fit in one of the other hoops could be impossible to do. Don't forget to share your project!
I have a special 150x150 mm hoop for my Designer that has two inner rings, the smaller one ideally fitted to hoop both batting and fabric.
Using a 'normal' hoop try if it will accommodate the two together - I often find it hard to hoop a thick towel and would not hoop batting + fabric together.
Thanks for your reply Martine!
Hi Suzette, if the batting is thin enough along with the cotton I'd put them in the hoop. If you find the hoop doesn't sit well ie. it's a bit hard to put the fabric in it then I'd try the basting stitch and just lay the fabric on top. Have a go at both ways and see what is best for your hoop and machine. You'll soon find out what is best.
If you need to have a look at one being done - type in Google "quilt in the hoop tutorials". Love and blessings Chris
Thank you Chris!
i agree 100% WITH chis!!Its what i do to carolyn