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Thread: Bamboo batting

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    Bamboo batting

    Just got home from Joann fabs and picked up a craft size (36 x 45in) bamboo batting for the whopping clearance price of $1.97 (less my usual 10% discount. Ok, now what do you use with bamboo batting and should I have bought a few more????

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    i would have bought all that they had
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i would have bought all that they had

    lol, I was thinking the same thing. You only got one??? Lol You can use it for just about anything. I've only used it once and it is great.
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    wow its usually high dollar stuff not sure if its any good though ive never tried it cause its so expensive. alot of people swear by it though.
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    I've used it a few times. I like it. It makes a nice light, crisp texture quilt, yet still has nice drape.

    The only negative thing I've heard about it is that it's not really as "green" / eco-friendly as it purports to be, as it requires harsh chemicals to break the bamboo fibers down into batting materials. On the plus side, bamboo is more sustainable to grow than cotton.

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    I snagged a king size for $20 at the Paducah show last year. Havnt used it yet though!
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    Only got 1 the first time, ran back down and got the rest (6 more), it is Fairfield craft size bamboo batting (50%cotton and 50% bamboo), regular price 17.99 ea, this time I used my 20% off coupon for my entire purchase, including sale and clearance items. So they came up as $1.58 ea. I thought they would be good for wall hangings, table runners and placemats.

    Oh the joy of living less than a 1/4 mi. from Joanns.........

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    it is on clearance because of how it is made. Apparently the company was sued, because they claim to be "green" but in reality the process used to make that batting was anything but green! Also, it does not play nice so it is not a good seller anyway!

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    If you want a great draping batting with bamboo try Quilter's Dream Orient. It's fabulous!
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    I'm working with bamboo batting and using some black Kona in the quilt and on the back. The bamboo is nothing but a bunch of fluff and I have no idea how I'm going to get all the fluff off the black. You know how cat hair sticks to everything - well so does this bamboo batting. My eyes were swollen just about shut as I was doing the quilting and itchy and now I know why - all those teeny tiny particles of bamboo flying around. Too bad I have about 10 metres of it to use up ( it's 3 metres or 120 inches wide).

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    HMK I'm the same as you...I got a roll of Quilter's Dream Bamboo and hated it the whole time I was using it. I had never seen sooo much fluff and dust bunnies. I will agree, that it quilted up nicely, but, due to the fluff, the shedding (where it comes through your fabric) and the general allergies that flared when using it, I would never buy it again. I will only use 100% Cotton from now on...regardless of what the store clerks try to sell me.
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    i've only used the bamboo batts from the Dream Company- i'm not a fan of Fairfield batts of any fiber- but the Dream Bamboo and Dream Orient are both wonderful- i've never had any (migration) problems like HMK is having- and i have used it with black fabrics- it is a wonderful batt that quilts beautifully, washes up great- makes wonderful quilts---again- i don't know anything about the Fairfield ones---i stay away from their batts.
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    I like it, I'm hearing rumors that at some point fabric will be made from bamboo...and not cotton

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