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Thread: Cotton Batting

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    Ok I went to Hancocks last week to buy 100% cotton batting.
    The lady told me that warm and natural is 100%. So I got a yard. Now when I read the wrapping that comes with it. It says that Federal Requ. 87.5% cotton and 12.5% polyprp. Is this fabric really 100% cotton? I was already to cut it to make some potato bags and now I feel I have to wait and go back to the store.

    And I already had some that I had boughten at walmart a while back and just noticed they both say the same thing. So is suppose to say 100% somewhere on the wrapper?

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    Interesting...can't say I ever read the wrapper.

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    Hmmmm I buy warm and natural and it states that it is cotton batting... I never read the whole label though, I will next time I buy it.

    I googled polyprp and it is a polymer that is used as a fiber because it dyes well and doesn't absorb water. It is also used as a plastic for dishwasher safe dishes and can withstand heat up to 320 degrees.
    So I don't know about using it for potatoe bags, I would think it may get hotter than that. Also, plastics not made specifically for microwaving, can leach out a poison/chemical of some kind. Interesting...

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    I really don't get the whole potato bag thing.

    Most people say here that 80/20 is the best. So now we know that is Warm and Natural?

    I just love the way it is constructed. So stable.

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    I heard Warm and Natural is 100% cotton. I'll have to read the label next time.

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    I went to their site and looked at the products. It says that it has 100% cotton fibers needle punched.Does that mean it is 100% and what does the fed. requ. mean?

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    Wow, I have to check my warm and natural. I love it anyway. :-)

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    I'm just guessing but my guess would be that the scrim is the part that is not cotton. W & N is needlepunched through a scrim, I think.

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    interesting thread, thanks

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