A Word About Batting

8 09 2008
Hobbs Tuscany Polyester

Hobbs Tuscany Polyester

One of the topics frequently addressed in my user groups is the types of batting that users have found to be the best for the type of quilting that they are doing. Having been somewhat of a batting snob, I thought I should “come clean” and share some of my recent epiphanies about batting.

I am a snob in that I seem to have had a habit of staying with 80/20 or 70/30 or wool and I keep these on hand for my clients. Recently, however, I discovered Hobbs Tuscany Collection Polyester and it is WONDERFUL! Polyester was not a favorite of mine, but I have to say this quilts beautifully, has a nice drape, is warm but not at all heavy. I used it in a quilt for my husband and it thinks it is the best I have made for him because it isn’t heavy.  If you have the opportunity, try it…I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I am going to start suggesting it to clients whose quilts may have to be washed repeatedly or for children’s quilts so that they can see how nicely it quilts; I think they will want to use it in other quilts after they see it “up close and personal”. My next “adventure” will be to try the bamboo batting. It is getting some really good reveiws.

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23 10 2010
Amy McGrady

Thanks for the review! I’ll have to give it a try.

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