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Old 04-25-2013, 04:58 PM
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Just got three silk battings -queen sized, for free. I've never used silk, what can you tell me about it? I would guess it's real nice for hand quilting, but wonder about machine quilting. And it's washable, right? something tells me these are really pricey if you have to buy them, so I'm feeling really fortunate.
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Are they 100 percent silk , or are they mixed with another fiber? if so what"s the mix percentage?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:29 PM
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I've never used silk but a friend has and she really liked it. Maybe google silk batting - you could learn a lot from that.
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I have heard dream orient is really nice. I was thinking about using it for a special quilt one day as it is way pricey
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Silk batting is fabulous in hand quilted cotton quilts. It is very soft and luxurious. I took a class years ago from Roxanne McElroy, and she passed around a quilt with silk batting. It was lovely! Silk batting was her favorite for hand quilting.

It's also great for quilted clothing because it is light in weight and relatively thin.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:39 AM
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I love the silk batting. It is warm in winter without all the weight and breathes well in summer. The samples I saw were both machine and hand quilted and were all lovely.
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I use silk or wool batting for all my quilts except utility quilts. I use Hobbs Tuscany brand. It's amazing how great my machine quilting looks compared to how it looks using regular cotton batting. Connecting Threads has 30% off sales on Hobbs batting (except silk) every few months. I use Hobbs cotton batting for utility and donation quilts.
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Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
Are they 100 percent silk , or are they mixed with another fiber? if so what"s the mix percentage?
They are 100% silk. I know some are mixed with polyester but these are all silk.
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
Silk batting is fabulous in hand quilted cotton quilts. It is very soft and luxurious. I took a class years ago from Roxanne McElroy, and she passed around a quilt with silk batting. It was lovely! Silk batting was her favorite for hand quilting.

It's also great for quilted clothing because it is light in weight and relatively thin.
owwww- hadn't thought about clothing...... may have to rethink what I was going to use it for.
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Originally Posted by AliKat View Post
I love the silk batting. It is warm in winter without all the weight and breathes well in summer. The samples I saw were both machine and hand quilted and were all lovely.
that's what I was thinking - warm without the weight.
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