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Thread: I just can't believe my eyes with this batting.

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    Try warm & natural next time. I haven't had that problem, but then I don't wash them every week either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    100% cotton hand tyed pretty close. I can't think of the name of it but I get it at Hancocks. Now this is the very fist time I have saw something like this. I asked her what did you wash it in, she said the washing machine. LOL! I asked her if she used bleach and she said no she does not like bleach but she does wash it everyweek on account of her pets.
    with most cotton battings the rule of thumb is quilting should be no more than a fist away..........but I personally think the washing of it in a washing machine on a weekly basis was more of the culprit than the batting itself........I too have pets.....but do not wash my quilts on a weekly basis........I do put them into the dryer with air only to remove any pet hairs, but actually machine wash.........unless of an "accident" no more than three times a year....then on gentle cycle and very carefully......

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    I cant imagine washing a quilt weekly, thats 52 washings a year..thats fairly excessive washing. i'm sure thats what did it.

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    wow .. amazing is all I can even say ..
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    Like everyone else has said, washing a cotton batting in a tied quilt, 260 times will do it in. Cotton batting without scrim is intended to be washed as little as possible. Even then, not thrown into the washer on a regular wash cycle. I'd say it was just agitated to death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    Picture number 1 is the batting I use for my quilts. Its all 100% cotton. Suppose to be very good batting. I made a quilt for my bf for her birthday in 2008 she just gave it back cause her dog thought it was a chew toy. As I was taking it apart to fix I just about freaked out. I can't believe that this is what the batting turned into in only 5 years.

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    here is picture number 2 after I took the batting out of the quilt.

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    Can anyone on here tell me why this happened? It just seem like it should be like this.

    Wow, this is shocking. I'd send a sample and the photos into the manufacturer. They should know what their batt has done. Their R&D department should get on this. I did this with a poly Mountain Mist batt and they exhausted testing it. Though they couldn't come up with the reason that it bearded so badly that it looked like it needed a shave, they went the extra length trying to find the reason. SandyQuilter (not sandyquilts)
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    Has dog done other things with it like pee on it? Maybe it was washed frequently in hot water.
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    Two of the first quilts I ever made were full twin size, one with warm and natural and the other a poly batting (don't remember the name). Their mother washes them every two weeks in an agitating machine. The quilts have had issues with the stitching coming loose (my machine then was not really made for quilting) and I have mended them, but there has been no problem with the batting on either. I've asked her to use only gentle cycle and that has helped, but the quilt tops are pretty worn. Better worn than put in the closet!

    Front loading machines not only handle large items better than agitators but they are incredibly gentle. I really celebrated the day my old machine finally died and I got a front loader. All my clothes are doing better!

    I really think that the combination of pets that may be very active and the constant washing are the culprits! Make your friend a wall hanging! Make her dogs each a quilt to be abused. She may be wonderful, but she is not a "quilt" person.

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    YIKES! I would notify the mfg for sure!
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    Living in Washington I had the opportunity to visit the Warm and Natural Company where they make their batting. Warm and Natural uses a scrim to hold the cotton in place allowing it to be quilted further apart. The scrim also controls bearding of the batting. There are polyester bats that have a scrim and there are ones that don't and those can beard and migrate as well. Interesting to see what happened to your quilt. Looks like you had quilted fairly well but the batting probably had no scrim so it migrated where ever it choose.

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