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Thread: searching for black wool batting

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    Super Member whinnytoo's Avatar
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    Does anyone know where I can buy a black wool batting????
    I found black battings in poly, but really want wool. This is for a black quilt and I dont want to risk any type of bearding if I use a regular wool batt.
    thanks in advance
    Diane in Maine

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    the "batlady"
    http://www.thebattlady.com/id2.htm

    or see if your local LQS can get some in for you..

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    Thanks! I'll be sure to check it out!!!

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    I have used Hobbs 80/20 in black, but not wool.

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    I'm pretty sure only Hobbs wool batting is guaranteed not to beard, but it doesn't come in black. With any other type of wool batting, you probably want to encase the batting in cheesecloth before layering. This was the "old-fashioned" way of preventing bearding. Wool battings are *notorious* for bearding, so you probably want to research this seriously before making a purchase.

    I found the following info which might be helpful to you:
    http://www.masterstech-home.com/The_...attingFAQ.html

    The only reason (I think) to use a black batting is so that, if the quilt is dark and the batting beards, the bearding is less noticeable. My choice would be the Hobbs wool even though it's not black, because it's not supposed to beard.

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    Great info!! thanks for sharing...................... I love this group!!!

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    Have you looked at Hancocks of Paducah? I thought I remembered seeing some there. Not sure.

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    Had not thought of Hancocks, but will certainly check it out. Thanks again!!

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    Best way to find things try google, I find a lot of things that way

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    google it and Im sure you will find it

    I just typed in black wool batting and found this for you

    http://www.thebattlady.com/id2.htm

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