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Difference Between Hobbs 80/20 and Warm and Natural?

Old 09-29-2013, 08:31 AM
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Default Difference Between Hobbs 80/20 and Warm and Natural?

i am at the end of a roll of Warm and White, and contemplating purchasing a new roll of batting. While I have been happy with W and W, I think I want something new.

I am wondering, what is the difference between Hobbs 80/20 and Warm and Natural, from your experience?

Thanks in advance, to all you wonderful people, for your expertise!

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I also will be looking forward to the results you all give. Thanks for asking the question. BrendaK
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I have used both.

Hobbs 80/20 is softer and lighter in weight, and its loft is soft. That is, if you push on it it compresses but springs back when you let up. It is easy to hand quilt. It is not needlepunched and has no scrim, but is a stable batt. It needs to be quilted more closely than W&N because it is not needlepunched through scrim. After being made into a quilt, the quilt is a little more like the more modern comforters in that it has some loft.

W&N is heavier in weight and flatter. It is considerably harder to hand quilt because of the scrim. The needlepunching through scrim makes it very stable, which is why quilting lines can be so far apart. The end result is a heavier quilt than Hobbs 80/20, a stiffer quilt with less drape (although it does soften up some with each washing), and a flatter quilt quite unlike modern comforters with their lightness and loft.

My personal preference is for Hobbs 80/20.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:11 AM
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Prism99, which batting would you say is warmer?
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I have used both battings and agree with Prism99 on the quilting and hand feel. Have found no real difference in how much warmer one is than the other. They both seem about the same.
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I tried Quilter's Dream recently and WOW was it an improvement over the W&N I'd been using! For me, there will be no going back!
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Hobbs 80/20 is 20% polyester. W&N is 100% cotton. If you're looking for a different 100% cotton, I suggest Quilter's Dream. I use QD for hand quilting and W&N for machine quilting. QD also has a wool batting which would be warmer.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
Prism99, which batting would you say is warmer?
I agree that the Hobbs 80/20 and W&N are about the same in warmth. To get more warmth than either and still be light in weight with a little loft, Hobbs wool batting.
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Warm & Natural is actually not 100% cotton. If you look at the label, it says it is 87.5% cotton/12.5% polymer fibers. At least the label on my roll says that. I have used both W&N and Hobbs 80/20 and like them both. The W&N does tend to be a little stiffer, but both of them tend to soften with washing and use.
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I switched to Hobbs and I like it the same. I think the only difference is the scrim on the back of W&N. After a few washes, I cannot tell the difference at all on which batting is in the quilts.
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