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Thread: Dream Green Batting

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I bought a package of the Dream Green batting and want to use it for a baby quilt. Is there any reason why it can't be used for a baby quilt? I wasn't sure if the plastic bottles would be a problem. The batting feels nice and soft.

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    I used the Dream Green batting in a couple quilts for my granddaughters, and found no reason not to use it. It isn't fire-retardant but most battings and fabrics aren't. I ironed it just like cotton batting. And didn't have a problem. It's nice and light so it won't be to heavy for a baby also. And it quilted just like any other batting.

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    Be careful with your fabric choices when using Dream Green. If you have light colored fabrics, the green shows through like crazy.
    Personally, I would not use it for a baby quilt. The whole fire retardant thing is more important to me.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I never thought about it being fire retardant or not. I'll have to check and see if the other batting I have it. Does anyone know what battings ARE fire retardant?

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    There are some marketed specifically as fire-retardant. I think Warm and Natural has one - Warm and Safe, maybe? However, (it's been discussed here before) the fire-retardant chemicals are toxic. You may not want to use it.

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    I read somewhere that once it's washed it's not fire retardent anymore.

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    It takes many washings for the flame retardants to wash out.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray
    I read somewhere that once it's washed it's not fire retardent anymore.

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    I haven't bought any b/c what I saw was very expensive! YIKES!

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    Now I'm torn on what to do. I was making the baby quilts to sell on artfire. I'm not sure what to use in the center then! Maybe flannel?

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    I think you'll be OK with any all natural fiber. I'd be more concerned about a polyester batting or fabric melting immediately than I would worry about cotton or wool smoldering and smoking if it was exposed to high enough heat.

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