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Thread: 100% Cotton Batting --- Misleading???

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    I am one of those people who like 100% cotton stuff. I did some research here and after seeing some comments about being unsure of the percentage of cotton in the batting, I visited the Warm and Natural site. The 100% cotton needled batting says it is 100% cotton. So did fabric.com. So I bought 3 twin size.

    When I got the batting yesterday, nothing on the packaging states 100% cotton. In fact, the labeling states "Federal Requirement:" 87.5% cotton and 12.5% Polypropylene.

    I guess a mesh layer is used in the needling process? OK, that is great. But do not label it 100% cotton.

    1. Maybe I am misunderstanding something here so help me if I am wrong.

    2. Since not everyone is experts on the process, or perhaps Federal Requirements for batting, shouldn't labeling be more "true" for the average consumer (or maybe everyone knows this and I am the dumb consumer)? I mean...if this batting is 100% cotton batting top to bottom and through and through...tell me.

    3. Does anyone know of TRUE 100% cotton batting they can tell me about?

    I emailed Warm and Natural, and fabric.com and do not have a response yet. This just sort of ticks me off because I feel mislead.

    Once I have word from the company(s) I will update.

    OK....time for that donut.

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    I have read other complaining about the same thing. To me it would be false advertising.
    I will go make that donut for you and marsye will serve it to you.

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    No wonder that stuff makes me itch. The minute I pick up a piece of batting, I'm itchy. I kept wondering why cotton would make me itch.

    Now what in tarnation is Polypropylene? Sounds evil and itchy!

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    The polypropylene is the "scrim" that the batting is needled through to make it stable. The batting is 100% cotton, but the scrim (very, very thin mesh) is the poly-whatcha-callit!! If that little bit of poly bothers you, you can take your chances with batting that is not stabilized, and will probably separate and bunch after a few washings. I'll take the poly-whozit to be sure the batting stays put in my quilts! Just MHO.

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    I will follow this thread, thanks

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    Give me the scrim mesh too. I'll put up with a little itchiness as long as I can launder my quilts. I love Warm and Natural because it's thinner and lighter. Perfect for Florida quilts. I'd like to try the bamboo batting, but it's really pricey. Has anyone worked with it?

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    Excellent customer service from fabric.com.

    I will wait til WM responds.

    jljack....your explanation makes perfect sense. Thank you for clarifying the purpose. I appreciate it.

    "Hi Robert,

    WM lists it as 100% cotton on their website, so we do, too! However, if you would like to return it to us, please let me know and I will be glad to send you a free UPS return shipping label.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
    Thank you for shopping at fabric.com."

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    It isn't miss leading they call it 100% but by law it has to have a blend in the fabric because true cotton is very flamable. It is a federal law by government. The law was made back when do to many people and children getting burned when exposed to any type of flame. I have fabric that has "not to use fabric for childrens clothing or bedding". I have true cotton and won't use it. I should add that when this all happened they went to using fire retardent on fabric but that caused illness in some people.

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    After watching a couple of recent threads lately that got heated...my purpose for posting this is I felt that not everything was disclosed to me (not the one content vs another)...so I wanted my donut too.

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    Deborah, I don't think your explanation is correct. That law only applies to fabrics used as pajamas for children. It does not apply to batting or other cottons.

    The law refers to the bit of poly stuff which is the scrim mesh. The total product is partially poly, due to this scrim, so they have to include the 87%, 13% or whatever it is to comply with the law. The actual batting is 100% cotton.

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