When giving A Quilt as a Gift Always disclose the batting that has been used, allowing the new owner to decide how cleaning will be handled. We always recommend gentle wash cycle. Q.
How do I remove any creases or wrinkles caused by packaging? A.
You can place the batting in the drier for 5 to 10 minutes with a damp washcloth to remove creases or wrinkles.
80/20 Cotton Blend This is the batting most sold 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester - cotton is often combined with polyester or wool for more resiliency. Some Quilters have two battings one 80/20 and one wool -- this allows their quilting stitches to really show Wool Batting - Top Seller! people who are quilting to enter shows will often use wool in their pieces to really showcase their stitching. Another great feature of wool is that it springs back, so it resists creases and folds. This is another factor that makes it ideal for show quilts, since those are always getting folded and shipped somewhere.
Wool holds up beautifully to washing--no dry cleaning necessary. In fact, it gets softer and better with repeated washings.
Wool has “memory” it is crease resistant.
Wool breaths well-making it great for quilts you sleep under.
NEW - Cotton Wool Batting from Hobbs 80% Cotton 20% Super Wash Wool This gives you benefits of wool, softer - beautiful loft. The wool addition gives beautiful definition to your quilting stitches 100% machine washable and dryable -- only use the gentle cycle Many use this as a second batting in a quilt that is going into a show and you want that wonderful look that two battings showcase.
A little information for all those Ruler Work Quilters - many teachers are using a layer of 80/20 batting which is typically flat and layering wool batting on top, the wool allows you to achieve that poofy effect on top!
StitchintheDitch offers High Quality Batting to suit all your needs