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Thread: wool batting?

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    wool batting?

    The lady at the LQS told me that wool batting will make your quilt so soft and she uses it for most of her quilts. I have a king size quilt I am taking to have quilted. Just wondering what the best batting would be as the quilt is for my special DIL.

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    Quilters Dream feels wonderful immediately. My friend recently bought a Hobb's when CT had all their batting on sale. Wasn't the immediate soft feel. Honestly, I have never used either.

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    Wool batting is much warmer than cotton, so you might consider in what climate the quilt will be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    Wool batting is much warmer than cotton, so you might consider in what climate the quilt will be used.
    I agree best to decide the warmth you need.

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    Wool batting is wonderful. We sleep under it all year, light weight and washes well.

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    i LOVE WOOL BATTING! it is lightweight, cool in summer, warm in winter (it breaths) it fluffs up wonderfully when laundered- it needles beautifully- machine or hand quilting it is great-
    i tend to use wool batts for many special quilts- heirloom ones- special gifts- i love Dream Wool- Hobbs wool is also very nice- if i could afford it i would probably always use it- but i do tend to keep it for the really special quilts- it does not shrink like cotton batts- is washable/dryable- the quilt that lives on my bed has a wool batt- i love that quilt when it first comes out of the dryer- it's so- fluffy-huggable
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i LOVE WOOL BATTING! it is lightweight, cool in summer, warm in winter (it breaths) it fluffs up wonderfully when laundered- it needles beautifully- machine or hand quilting it is great-
    i tend to use wool batts for many special quilts- heirloom ones- special gifts- i love Dream Wool- Hobbs wool is also very nice- if i could afford it i would probably always use it- but i do tend to keep it for the really special quilts- it does not shrink like cotton batts- is washable/dryable- the quilt that lives on my bed has a wool batt- i love that quilt when it first comes out of the dryer- it's so- fluffy-huggable
    I also love wool batting for the same reasons. Since I have 'found' wool batting, I don't use anything else - unless I am quilting a wall quilt. :-)

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    I use wool fairly often (Hobbs) & love it... except that it really does beard, so be prepared for that when you use it. But the loft is wonderful. It's soft. It's warm. It gives a wonderful look to the quilting.
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