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Old 02-20-2009, 05:55 AM
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Bamboo seems to be the magic product to make everything out of. I'm surprised that bamboo juice hasn't replace gasoline by now. :roll:
Bamboo is free, cheap to grow and easy to harvest so why does products made from it so expensive? I have oodles of bamboo growing in my backyard, it grows a foot overnight. A few stalks will multiply into a jungle in no time.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:15 AM
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Growing and harvesting are the easy parts, processing it without chemicals is the hard part (and expensive) I'm guessing.. :mrgreen:
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:59 AM
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if you get on their website and look around they offer samples of their line for a small fee. i haven't gotten them, but it seems to be a good way to test each one out before making a major purchase.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:31 AM
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Bamboo is renewable and organic in nature so it's earth friendly. Products are labeled as earth friendly are not necessarily chemical free. I can buy chemical free untreated cotton batting but it's not being labeled as earth friendly. I wonder why?
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:59 AM
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do you sometimes feel that the cotton and cotton/poly (80/20) has a stiffer hand? i like it, but to me it does feel stiff. the bamboo is fluffier and from what i've heard, very warm. you can also quilt a little further apart with the bamboo.

in the ne, bamboo has become an invasive pest plant and hard to control. people grew them as living fences and now their yards are filled with bamboo. so it's a VERY renewable source. it grows like weeds, which in the usa, it is. so i love the idea of using it.

the other good one is quilter's dream GREEN. king uses up 28 green plastiic 2-litre soda bottles, and the energy it takes to make the batting still saves energy as well as keeping things out of the landfills fpr a while. i believe they will also send samples for a fee. REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE!

wasn't that the idea behind quilting?
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:12 PM
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I've used the bamboo batting in the last 3 lap quilts I have made. I love it! It washed up just fine and I didn't notice much shrinkage. I didn't prewash it either. Right now it is my favorite batting.
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