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Old 04-13-2017, 07:41 PM
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Question Materials used in a quilt?

Another post got me thinking on this; would you be (or feel) offended if someone asked you what materials you use in making your quilts?

One of the batting posts, everyone was praising the use of wool batting. Myself, I'm very allergic to wool. I can't even walk through the sheep barn at the state fair w/o breaking out in hives. Most lotions and soaps out there have lanolin (the oils from wool/sheep) and I can't even use those. There are products, like Best Press, that I would love to try, but if I can't see the ingredients, I would rather not take a chance.

This is one of the reasons I got into quilting. Would love to have the warmth, but if one of you stopped me on the street to give a quilt, I would feel bad having to either turn you down, or accept it and then have to pass it on to someone else. Is this a question that anyone has faced?
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:44 PM
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I wouldn't have a problem with being asked. I have allergies and have to be careful to avoid the problems.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:36 PM
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I would not have a problem being asked.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:58 PM
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I'm not sure why anyone would be offended by such a question. But sadly, there are those who are easily offended, I guess.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:48 PM
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I would not be offended if someone asked me. Nor would it offend me if they knew I was going to make them a quilt & wanted to know ahead of time so they could let me know of any specifics needed in case of allergies, etc.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:28 PM
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I think some would be offended if you ask like you are a quilt snob and in a superior tone. But to say, you have allergies with wool and just need to be sure there isn't any in the quilt.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:57 PM
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It would not offended me for someone to ask any type of question about one of my quilts.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:22 AM
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The only way to see the ingredients is to obtain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) aka SDS (Safety Data Sheet) for the product. You can find sites on googe (they are probably not free). Many products do not have one yet, as it is a time consuming process. Over 2000 new chemicals are produced each year, and many more products form them.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:49 AM
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I label all of my quilts and include fiber content and care instructions so anyone receiving the quilt knows exactly what they are getting.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
I label all of my quilts and include fiber content and care instructions so anyone receiving the quilt knows exactly what they are getting.
i never really gave it a thought, but this is probably a good idea.
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