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Thread: Quilter's Dream Green Recycled Soda Bottle Batting

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    RochesterQuilter's Avatar
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    I'm always interested in being more eco friendly and just read an article about this new batting made entirely out of soda bottles. I wondered if anyone has tried it and what they thought. I can't find it in any local shops yet or I'd by a craft size roll to check it out. I don't want to spend the money to order it online if it's not worth it. Any thoughts?

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    I'd be interested too to see how it works and if the price is reasonable. I too am trying to be eco friendly.

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    I saw it yesterday at my LQS. They had some baby quilts and runners hung up , that they used it in. It was very soft and they said it worked nice. throw size batting -60 x 60 was $11. and a twin size was $16. I am working on charity quilts right now, but am planning on getting one when I finish a quilt for my daughter. Elaine

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    I would be interested in this too. My question is does it beard like some polyester battings when machine quilting???

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    I don't know about bearding, but what is sold here and in the UK is a delicate shade of green. I'm not sure whether that is deliberate to indicate the 'greenness, as in recycled' of the product, after all, there are lots of pop/water bottles that are clear, aren't there?

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    Ther is also a brand of yarn that is made from bottles carried by Wal-Mart have used some in afghans

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    I use it in almost every project I make. I tried the bamboo and as much as I like it, I can not afford it. I just paid $22.00 for a queen size of recycled bottles. I wirks exactly like cotton batting. It has low loft and is very flexible. It doesn't smell, like the wool batting can smell on a humid day and it doesn't shift when you wash it. To me is the ideal media to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I use it in almost every project I make. I tried the bamboo and as much as I like it, I can not afford it. I just paid $22.00 for a queen size of recycled bottles. I wirks exactly like cotton batting. It has low loft and is very flexible. It doesn't smell, like the wool batting can smell on a humid day and it doesn't shift when you wash it. To me is the ideal media to use.

    Maria
    Thanks so much, Maria. This is good news indeed. I've also used the bamboo and love it, but the price makes it prohibitive for all but really special projects (of course, all projects are special, right?) And, LaceLady, according to the company website, after the recycling process the batting is green because that's the color of the majority of bottles used. They cut down on the processing by leaving it that color. Maria, you've never had a problem with the green showing through? It's not that dark, right?

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    Is it good for hand quilting as well as machine?

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    That certainly is eco friendly. Will have to look for some next time I am in a LQS.

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