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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wool batting use?

So, who has used wool batting and liked it? I am thinking about using it for the twin bed size quilt that I'm working on. It will be for the 10 yr. old DGS in No. Dakota. It needs to hold up well when washed, however. So I want your opinions.
Thanks.
Sara in Fl.

5 Comments:

  • At June 29, 2011 at 7:18 AM , Blogger WhiteStone said...

    I've used Hobbs wool batting on a hand-quilted project. I have not washed the quilt. If you are machine quilting on your domestic sewing machine, be aware that the wool batt is a bit more lofty than a cotton, meaning your quilt will be a bit more bulky as you wield it through your machine.

    The wool batt is light in weight.

    I definitely like my completed quilt in terms of loft, weight, warmth, comfort.

     
  • At June 29, 2011 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Bunny said...

    Wool is wonderful! I have used Hobbs for hand quilting and DH uses Pellon on his long-arm. It all washes beautifully. Drapes beautifully. Bunny in IL

     
  • At June 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    What I like about the wool batting is its "memory"...meaning that you can actually block it like any other wool. Not sure how it would hold up to machine washing, but if it's preshrunk, it should work. Some of the newer polys, etc., are warm, though, if that's the main objective.

    BTW, it hand quilts like going through butter.

    Kathi

     
  • At June 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Blogger sewmeow said...

    Can't use it as wool makes me itch like crazy....love the feel of it, tho.

     
  • At July 3, 2011 at 11:38 PM , Blogger Jill from Portland said...

    I bought Hobbs wool batting many years ago for a hand project & still
    found it to be too thick (guess I'm a wimpy hand quilter) I took it out & replaced it. I have always intended to pull it apart & use it half thickness. It sure feels soft and sweet though.

     

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