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Thread: wool batting

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    Has anyone tried wool batting? I have only used cotton and polyester, i don't really like polyester because of the bearding. I have some wool batting that has been sitting around just waiting to be used for a queen and a twin size bed. just not sure that I will like it. What does anyone think of it?

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    I once got a very expensive one that I purchased from a sheep place and it was way too loose. My quilt turned out very nice, but the thickness was uneven. I have recently purchased a cheaper one I used for trapunto, and when I wet it to dissolve the water soluble thread, it smelled like a wet animal. The smell went away when dry (like an animal). I do live the look of a quilt with wool.

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    Does the wool batting have a brand name? Wool battings seem to vary enormously from one brand to another. The only one I would use is Hobbs.

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    I used Dream Wool.

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    I love wool battings for quilts intended to be extra warm. Hobbs is a good wool batting.
    Check them out at the local quilt shop many carry wool battings as they are gaining in popularity. My JoAnns carries a wool batting one type on a roll , nice so you can see the consitantsy ( thickness) of the batting.
    Wool needles really nicely if you are hand quilting.

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    I stock up on wool and silk batting from Hobbs at Paducah quilt show each year. I'm sure they are at all big shows. Don't pass up their booth. The big 18" perfect cut squares are cheap! And the big packages of batting are much cheaper at the shows. They don't want to pack it all back up again.

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    I've used Dream Wool in one quilt. It handquilts like buttah! The quilt is very light and we even use it in the summer. In the winter we layer quilts for warmth.

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    I've heard wool is really warm. I want to try it in a quilt for my room.

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    Love it to hand quilt on. Looks good too.

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    There is also the Tuscany brand available and it's wonderful to quilt and the thickness is very even. What I also like that they fold the batting, it's not rolled, so you don't have crinkles in it.

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