Batting Information

These are the types and brands of batting we carry in stock. You may provide your own batting if you wish. We can discuss this when you bring your quilt top to us.

Cotton:

Quilters Dream Cotton uses the finest quality long staple USA cotton. The cotton fibers are mechanically cleaned (no chemicals) and then specially carded, crosslapped and needle punched for unmatched consistency and strength. There is no scrim, resin or glue – just 100% pure natural cotton. Because it is such a high grade of cotton and has a unique multi-step processing, Quilters Dream Cotton Batting is strong yet exceptionally soft and has a beautiful drape.

Dream Cotton has a very high thermal value (R=3.8) and is warm in the winter, yet wicks moisture away from the body to keep you cool in the summer. With 100% natural environmentally friendly cotton, this batting bears Cotton Incorporated's black seal. Shrinkage is minimal.

Polyester:

Quilters Dream Poly is not polyester as usual! The production of Microfibers (very fine denier, high quality polyester fibers) is one of the biggest breakthroughs in polyester. In Dream Poly there are over 60 million microfibers per pound (other polyester battings average only 5 million fibers per pound.)

Dream Poly has an exclusive blend of these revolutionary microfibers giving it a very soft hand, exceptional drape, breathability and comfort which surpasses all other polyester battings. You will feel the difference! There are no resins, glue or plastic scrims used as stabilizers.

Like natural fibers, this soft fine denier resists bearding, and is warm, yet breathable.

No shrinkage in a cold wash, air dried. 1% shrinkage in a warm wash, warm dry. Remember, your prewashing and selection of fabrics and thread will also effect shrinkage.

We keep the most popular mid-loft in stock. It is the perfect batting for most quilting projects and mid-weight quilts. We can also obtain this in black at your request.

Wool:

Quilters Dream Wool is made with a scoured and super washed domestic and fine merino wool that has been blended, carded, crosslapped and thermally bonded*. Quilters Dream’s unique processing creates wool batting with exceptionally soft drape, uniformity and strength. Truly a “cut above.” It is light, luxurious and wonderfully warm, with a loft of 1/3 – 1/2” that beautifully accentuates quilting.

This batting may be machine washed and dried on cold settings without shrinkage.

*thermal bonding is a process that interlocks the fibers through the use of heat energy. A special fine denier low melt polyester for the thermal bonding is used. It is an environmentally favorable technology, free from chemical resin binders.