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Thread: Quilters Dream Wool Batting ?

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    Quilters Dream Wool Batting ?

    I was just about to order this from Fabric.com and then checked the reviews and it seems there has been a recent (last 3 or 4 months) manufacturing problem that led to lots of bearding after washing the finished quilts. It seemed the company was responding and trying to help those who had problems but I couldn't tell if it has been corrected yet. So wondering if anyone has used this batting very recently and if so, were there any problems. This was showing up on the twin size batting, don't know if it was only in the size. QD is my favorite batting but haven't tried the wool yet. It is a splurge I wanted to use for my BIL's QOV and don't want any problems at this point.

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    I do adore QD batting but like you, I have never tried their wool but got a small sample of it. What you post is most concerning because this same complain has arisen before, about a year ago, maybe more. It has left me very hesitant to try it. Kind of like pet food. 1 recall and I will never risk using the brand, no matter how innocuous and how many have had no problems.

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    You totally spooked me because I just ordered a king sized wool batt for my bedspread! Luckily it was a Hobbs Heirloom, not Quilter's Dream. I haven't used QD wool recently, but I will be watching this thread. I just love wool batting for "grown up" quilts.

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    I would buy Hobbs wool instead.

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    Have you called the company? I had a question about the weight of the QD wool vs. the QD select cotton and they were very nice to talk to. I am using QD wool right now (bought 1 1/2 year ago on sale) and LOVE it. I am hand quilting. No bearding noticed.

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    I'm hand quilting a quilt with QD wool and it is bearding through the dark fabric. I'll try Hobbs next time I want wool. QD wool is thermally bonded, whereas Hobb's is not. Maybe that makes a difference with the bearding.
    Lisa

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    Interesting thread...will follow closely. Like both QD and Hobbs 80/20 but have never used the wool.

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    I've used the wool and it's wonderful. No problems here.

    I don't think, even if they are experiencing manufacturing problems, I could switch back to another brand. Yes, I love it that much.

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    I have some QD wool I have machine quilted once with no problems, and I love it. Mine was bought a few years ago. QD wool is my favorite batt. I would call the company; they are really nice to talk to and I think would be very honest and helpful---just my experience.

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    I've used the Hobbs several times with no complaint

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    Isn't it odd that after you have purchased a new type of batting something gets posted about it and you don't know what to do because you've had it to long to return. I bought the Quilter's Dream Wool batting a few months ago on sale from Hancock's of Paducah I have the queen size and now I see this thread! I guess I have no recourse but to use it and hope for the best.
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    Those of you who've used both QD and Hobb's wool, could you comment on any differences you've noticed between the two?
    Lisa

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    I'm in Maria's quandry-- bought a QD wool batting 2 months ago to hand quilt a quilt that I'm just now ready to baste. I sent an e-mail to QD asking if there was a way to tell if I have one of the poorly bonded batts. I really don't want to order a Hobb's wool batting because I would have to quilt every 2" instead of 8".
    Elizabeth

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    I received a prompt reply from Quilter's Dream. The batch in question was manufactured last summer in June and July. The vendor I used has had new shipments since then of the size in question (king size on the roll). They offered to send a new batt even though it was not the size and batch in question. Since I ordered a queen batt from this vendor, I am going to proceed and use the one I ordered. I don't want to hand quilt this bed quilt every 2 inches, which the Hobbs would require. If you have a question, I would suggest you e-mail or call.

    I don't want to disparage the reputation of a good company who it appears has gone to great lengths to remedy the situation.
    Elizabeth

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    elizajo- Later, after posting this question, I realized I should have communicated with the company instead. I didn't mean to "spook" people or disparage the company in any way, just hoping for information from the group.

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    Update- Called the company, was able to speak to Jane right away. As stated above, problem has been resolve was confined to one batch. Placed my order from vendor, anxious to get started on my quilt! Thanks to all for your input.

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    I checked the packaging on my Tuscany Hobbs Wool batting. It says it quilts 3" if that helps someone.

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    I will never buy that batting again. I used it one time and the bearding was insane. It was bad I was afraid to give the quilt as a gift.

    I love Hobbs 80/20 and buy that by the roll

    will never use the wool again

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    I think QD is wonderful to use, but no experience with wool.

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