Summer does not mean you have to pack away your beautiful quilts.
I recommend bamboo batting for lightweight quilts. It’s silky and lightweight with excellent breathability, yet is still a sustainable natural fiber.
Bamboo is a great choice for summer time bed quilts and lightweight throw quilts. Maybe more cuddly for baby quilts
Thermore Batting - Great for lining Jackets! This is a very thin polyester batting that has been through a process to make it a better insulator. There is no bearding and has ultra low loft so you can make a very thin quilt that is super warm This batting is excellent for hand or machine quilting.
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.
I love wool for bed and lap quilts.
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.
Cotton/Poly Blend Batting – Feels like a thick flannel. Generally must be quilted closely. Washes better without pilling. Shrinks slightly. Long arm quilters tend to love the Cotton / Poly blend as they combine the easy handling of cotton but add some loftiness of polyester to make the quilting stand out better.
Cotton blend (usually 80% cotton/20% polyester). Also 60 /40 Mix available.
Polyester is not breathable, it may feel light but it will be way too warm for a summer bed quilt. Can be excellent for wall hangings - no shrinkage.
Silk Batting a natural fiber made from the silkworm cocoon. It is one of the newer batting to come on the market. Warm in Winter -- Cool in Summer Batting made from silk is very light, fluffy and drapes like no other batting.
Fusible Batting is fast, fun and easy. Now Available in Black as well as White And it's accurate, too. Quilters love using fusible batting. That's because they don't have to baste with pins, tacks or stitches. Think of how much time they'll save NOT having to avoid and remove pins!
StitchintheDitch offers High Quality Batting to suit all your needs