Eco Battings

14 10 2008

While at Innovations, I found that there was alot of discussion about Eco Battings. For example, bamboo based battings are now available from Fairfield and a corn based batting is in production through Mountain Mist. Now I would like to hear from you. How do you feel about eco friendly batting? If you are not familiar with this type of product you can learn about the Fairfield product at http://www.poly-fil.com/batting.asp or the Mountain Mist product at http://www.mountainmistlp.com/ecocraft.htm 

Answer the question below and be part of a new ChiliQuiltes poll. (Note: Although anwers 3, 4, & 5 are listed, they are not active. You need only to answer YES or NO) I realize that you would want to touch the batting,  get an idea of the drape and price, but try to imagine that these issues have been addressed to your approval before you answer the poll question.

The poll will close on November 1. Thanks for your participation!





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.