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Thread: Your Opinion: Hobbs 80/20 vs. Hobbs 100% cotton

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    Senior Member cowpie2's Avatar
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    St. Paul, MN

    Your Opinion: Hobbs 80/20 vs. Hobbs 100% cotton

    Since Connecting Threads is having a batting sale I'm going to get a couple to have on hand. I've used the Hobbs 80/20 in the past and generally like it. I mostly hand quilt when I do the quilting myself. I'm thinking about trying the 100% cotton, but am curious to what all you quilters think of the two. Has anyone used both and what are the real differences?

    Would both be of similar weight/loft?
    Would both needle similarly when hand quilting?
    Looks like both are quilted about the same distance (4") and have similar shrinkage (3-5%).

    I've also used the Hobbs Wool and love it, but only purchase for very special quilts due to the cost.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    As a long time Hobbs user I'd prefer wool first, then the cotton, then the 80/20 for hand quilting. When I lived in Texas, where Hobbs is made in Waco, many, many quilters used nothing else and all shops carried it.

    Now I live in Virginia, where Quilters Dream in VA Beach, and I like theirs, too.

    Jan in VA
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