I have been busy finishing up odds and ends for the house. The wool makes the batt a bit loftier than 80/20 batting (80% cotton / 20% polyester) that I typically use so the finished quilt is a bit thicker, heavier, maybe more substantial is the word I'm looking for .... anyway, it feels different - which is okay. I know this has been around the block a few times but I've never used wool batting before. Glad you found it useful. I l... Hey everyone, I am finally back from Houston! This usually happens when I open a quilt that has been folded for a while, but I usually use wool batting for most … Resin bonded and drapeable, this batting quilts up to 4 inches apart. As verbs the difference between cotton and batting I can’t wear wool against my skin, but with just a bit of a buffer, it’s no problem. The foreign women can have you! Wool is a bit fluffier letting air circulate around the fibers, but still keeping the warmth. Here is a description of the two different types of batting that I have found so far. Shrinkage approx. An allergy would include respiratory symptoms, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and eyes, sore throat, etc., all the way up to anaphylactic shock.Since the QD says it is “scoured” and super cleaned,I’d think it would be less of an irritant. Take a long look in the mirror, and examine yourself, and I'm sure you'll see why you can't get and keep an American woman happy. Then I remembered that it was a rare occurrence where my quilter used cotton batting. It’s super-soft and drapes beautifully. Then again, you won’t find such breathability in polyester battings. Another great feature of wool is that it springs back, so it resists creases and folds. Connecting threads has a sale on batting and I'm considering wool this time. I’ve only used it once, but it definitely shrank. I make bed quilts and mostly use Quilters’ Dream Select, a mid loft all cotton batting. If you wash wool or use it/ wear it it becomes softer with age. This usually happens when I open a quilt that has been folded for a while, but I usually use wool batting for most of my quilts, which means the creases fall out quickly. Make sure you check out everything I have here for you, and be sure to vote in the polls! Pacafil alpaca blend batting is available by the yard in two varieties: a 50% alpaca/cotton blend and a 50% alpaca/wool blend. I have photos to show you, b... Hello, just for your info, I was asked to guest post on a blog called Stash Manicure. I have read about Hobbs wool batting, but was put off by the washing and drying restrictions. Hobbs Heirloom wool batting-"Queen 90" x 108" Heirloom Wool is a completely washable 100% wool batting that is resin bonded to resist bearding. If you’re interested in trying any of the batting I carry, I will sell batting off my bolts, and sometimes I have smaller leftover pieces you can purchase at a discount. Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting is a favorite choice for both hand and machine quilters, and it’s fast becoming the number-one choice for show quilts (often paired with a second batting such as Hobbs’ Tuscany Cotton Wool Batting). Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:32:00 AM MST, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:45:00 AM MST. I am the first of the Henry Glass designers to post. I don’t feel “weighted down” with several wool quilts on me. Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Official Contest Rules, « Kickstarted! Yes Kate I think my allergy is like yours – I can’t have it against my skin, and I should state that I’m too scared to try laying under my wool quilts because of previous bad experiences. I’ve been considering using wool for a bed quilt and now I feel more confident about trying it. Cotton batted baby quilts can be used for play rugs, picnic and beach blankets as well as for the crib or a nap. Help! Batting is the filling of quilts and makes them warm and heavy. This might even be a record. Reply. I’m allergic to wool myself, so I don’t snuggle under the wool quilts I’ve made, but it’s not a problem to have it in the house or quilt with it since I don’t have prolonged contact with the wool as I am working.