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Thread: Bamboo Blend Batting ?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    how does this compare to warm & natural batting?

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    I just saw it at Wal-Mart....but didn't pay much attention to it. Guess next time I go, I better look at it again. But no doubt....bet it's "made in China" and that's something I always stay away from.

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    Why do you think so? I don't have a package to check, but I don't see why that's "no doubt."

    Quote Originally Posted by leiladylei54
    I just saw it at Wal-Mart....but didn't pay much attention to it. Guess next time I go, I better look at it again. But no doubt....bet it's "made in China" and that's something I always stay away from.
    I have used it and liked it. It seems similar to Warm and Natural to me. I can't really tell the difference once it's quilted, and didn't notice a difference in function while quilting.

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    What is considered a good price for the warm and natural? I may have a source for bamboo blend but want to know if it is a good price

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    50% bamboo and 50% cotton blend, 96" wide is $11.50 per yard and cotton Classic Batting 90" wide is $9/yd and wool batting 90" wide is $14.50 at www.beautifulquiltfabric.com

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    i love using the bamboo batts they are soft, fluffy, needle beautifully, do not shrink, are hypo-allergenic and come from sustainable resources. around here they seem to be more expensive than the wool ones though and when it comes right down to it, i will choose wool first every time...just me...but i seem to use different batts all the time, and the bamboo's are on my list of love working with...when it 'fits' my project i get it.

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    oh my.. there are several different kinds:

    Batting Bamboo Blend 50/50
    Comfort Blend Soft & Elegant 80/20

    or should I go with simply cotton that is 100% (does it shrink)?

    which percentage is the best to work with and less shrinkage?


    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i love using the bamboo batts they are soft, fluffy, needle beautifully, do not shrink, are hypo-allergenic and come from sustainable resources. around here they seem to be more expensive than the wool ones though and when it comes right down to it, i will choose wool first every time...just me...but i seem to use different batts all the time, and the bamboo's are on my list of love working with...when it 'fits' my project i get it.

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    50% cotton, 50% bamboo according to Fairfield, the manufacter, estimated shrikage is 2 to 3%. 100% cotton usually shrinks 3 to 5% per Hobbs, manufacturer and they say the wool doesn't shrink.

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    I tried it and didn't like it. To me it was stiff, much stiffer than my warm and naturals, even after washing.

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    I have quilted several client quilts with the bamboo blend batt from Joann Fabrics, and I didnt care for it. The weight was flimsy and it had an odd feel. I dont know what content is in their blend.

    The bamboo blend from Quilters Dream Batting is called Dream Orient. It's lovely. I has a beautiful drape, very smooth, really feels like fabric. It is a blend of cotton, silk, and bamboo, and a tiny bit of tencel.

    It is much more drapeable than W & N. If your project is a bed quilt or sofa throw, I would definitely recommend the Dream Orient.

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