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    Question using wool batting

    I would like to know if using the wool batting any better than the warm and natural for the warmth??

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    I haven't used it for quilting, yet. Butt my wool socks keeps my toes warmer and drier than my cotton socks.
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    I don't know either, but a discussion on this has been on some other threads, maybe you could do a search and find out something that way.
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    To me wool batting seems to be the warmest compared to cotton, poly, bamboo and cotton blends. It's wonderful to hand quilt and a little fluffy!

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    Just made a quilt for our bed with wool. Definitely warmer than using Warm and Natural!

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    Wool is warm on clothing. I have to wear it over something else because it's itchy to me. Hopefully the fabric you're using is 'good' fabric and not thin.

    I wonder how you wash it? Wool garments shrink...is batting preshrunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    I wonder how you wash it? Wool garments shrink...is batting preshrunk?

    I'm sure someone will have the answers
    I have just checked that on the package of a Hobbs Wool Batting I am going to use for my next quilt. The wool is "chlorinated treated" to prevent shrinkage. It can be washed by hand or using the gentle cycle of a washer, like a cashmere sweater. Furthermore it is recommended to dry flat without using the dryer - although I have heard of several quilters that they use the dryer with very low heat.

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    I was just wondering about this too as the quilt we have on the sofa has cotton batting and isn't very warm at all so I will probably try wool next time.

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    Never have used wool batting. Is there any special care/concern about moths, or is this a non-issue because of it being encased between the top and the back?

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    I was wondering the exact same thing! Heaven forbid they attack so much work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    Never have used wool batting. Is there any special care/concern about moths, or is this a non-issue because of it being encased between the top and the back?

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