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Thread: Need info on Wool Batting

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    Hi
    I did use a wool batt in a quilt I made for my son and d-i-law. I hand quilt. After it was completed I washed it in the bathtub in cold water using quilt soap. I dried it on a sheet laying flat in the backyard. It came out beautiful. So when I gave it to them I gave them instructions not to wash in hot water or in the machine. Well they didn't wash it, they sent it to the cleaner instead, with instructions NOT to wash it. Well the cleaner didn't listen and they washed it and it ended up almost half the size and all puckered. The cleaners gave them $100 for the damage. It sat for a couple of years, then out of the blue I thought to myself there is nothing wrong with the quilt except the batt. So I took it back and unstitched all the stitching and remade the quilt. They have it back and love it and they can wash it. So just be careful when you use a wood batt. I love to quilt wool, it's like butter. Good Luck.
    Jean

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    I used Quilters Dream Wool recently in a lap quilt for myself. I found it machine quilted beautifully though I had to pin it closer than I did with Warm and Natural (it's puffier). I washed it on cool and dried it on delicate (the same as I do with my nice knit clothes), and it shrunk about as much as the W&N (I did not pre-wash the fabrics). It made it just a bit crinkly. I do love how soft it is, and it is definitely warmer than the W&N. I'm going to make quilts for our travel trailer, and I'm definitely going to use the wool again. I wouldn't use it for a baby or a college student, but it is lovely for adults.

    Pam

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    I like Hobbs wool.

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    I like Quilters Dream wool batting better ..

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