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Thread: Silk Batting

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    Senior Member skowron5's Avatar
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    Silk Batting

    Has anyone tried this? A LQS has some, but it is very expensive and I wonder if it would be worth trying it.

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    I took a class, and the teacher passed around a cotton quilt with silk batting in it. She was a hand quilter, and she said silk was her favorite batting to use -- but expensive. The quilt had a lovely drape to it, and she said it washed up beautifully.

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    i have used Dream Orient- which is a silk/bamboo blend- it is such a wonderful batt! it's not (appropriate for every quilt but for the special ones- well worth the cost- i also LOVE Dream Wool---it is my favorite batt- but again reserved for special quilts-
    i love all of the batts from the Dream Company- and have found the Dream Poly is a great batt for kids/utility quilts.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I quilted a quilt for a customer using a Bamboo/silk batting...wonderful hand and quilted beautifully. Best feeling batting I have ever touched.

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    It does have a very luxurious hand to it ... but once it is inside of the quilt .... you can't feel what you paid for... Silk is a wonderfully warm fiber.. but silk is prone to dry rot. I 'm not sure I would go for the expense of it . There are pro's and cons .. so measure them against what it is you are really trying to accomplish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skowron5 View Post
    Has anyone tried this? A LQS has some, but it is very expensive and I wonder if it would be worth trying it.
    A friend does wonderful machine embroidery and she had a quilt done with the silk batting and quilted so gorgeously. It had the most wonderful drape and hand - she used sateen for the embroidery fabric. It was simply exquisite. On the other hand I made a silk quilt for a man friend from his fathers ties. I also used silk and it was really nice also. I just ordered two rolls of wool batting from Quilter's Dream. I have several bats, but they had a sale and I bit the bullet. Love this stuff. but love rolls better - no wrinkles to shake and wait out.
    Judi in Ohio

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    A friend of mine loves to use silk batting. He is a very skilled longarm quilter and for him it's the best batting ever. I've seen some of his quilts that have been washed several times and used a lot and the quilts are still very soft and have a nice drape.

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