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.
Warm & Natural is the finest needle-punched cotton batting! Only 15% of all cotton grown in the USA is the proper length, thickness and color. Out of this 15%, only 5% is clean enough for Warm & Natural! This soft, natural cotton has never been washed or bleached with harsh chemicals. It's kinder to the environment and kinder to your batting. The cotton undergoes a mechanical cleaning process removing all of the seeds, seed coats, along with the majority of leaf and stem remnants. The remaining tiny plant particles lend a special look to crafts like no other and won't harm your quilt.
Once quilted, machine wash and dry your finished quilt in cold water. 3% shrinkage can be expected in the first wash with cold water. To achieve an antique puckered look use warm water for 5% shrinkage.
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.
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.