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Thread: Soy or bamboo batting

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    Senior Member ellenmg's Avatar
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    I am in love with the idea of bamboo or soy batting. Has anyone used them? How did they quilt? How did they do as far as warmth? Anything else?
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    This has come up a few time go to the up and click on search and type in bamboo or soy batting. There is alot of infromation on them.

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    It is soooo expensive where I live, it is not an option.

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    Too spendy for me too :(

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    I've never heard of soy batting. Is there anything that can't be made from soy??!! :lol: I can't believe how versatile it is -- so many things can be made from it! I'll be interested in the postings regarding it. :wink:

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    Keep in mind that bamboo usually is not the natural bamboo fiber - that would not be soft. Bamboo actually is a highly processed fiber. In fact the Federal Trade Commission now states bamboo should be called "rayon made from bamboo" since it is essentially the same process as rayon made from cotton or other cellulose plant scrap. Thus, bamboo batting is actually rayon batting made from bamboo - thus the softness.

    Here is a link
    http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/02/bamboo.shtm

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    Quote Originally Posted by e4
    Keep in mind that bamboo usually is not the natural bamboo fiber - that would not be soft. Bamboo actually is a highly processed fiber. In fact the Federal Trade Commission now states bamboo should be called "rayon made from bamboo" since it is essentially the same process as rayon made from cotton or other cellulose plant scrap. Thus, bamboo batting is actually rayon batting made from bamboo - thus the softness.

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    http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/02/bamboo.shtm
    Thanks for this information, I know the new thing is bamboo but the price is out there. I always wait for the product to prove itself and wear out the "new" so the price will go down.

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    Can't use anything SOY... Daughter is highly allergic to it.

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    Bamboo batting involves highly toxic processes so it is not the "environmentally friendly" batting many think it to be. That's one reason why I won't buy it.

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    There was a booth a the sewing and quilt show I went to last weekend that had both bamboo and soy batting. I loved the feel of bamboo, but boy was it pricey. I can't imagine how expensive it would be to do a large quilt with it.

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