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Thread: Bamboo Batting

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    In the last few days I tried out a new batting, a Bamboo/Cotton blend, 50%/50%. Maybe you are interested in how it looks like when it is handquilted. I didn't prewash the batting.
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    I see that you want to keep me hypnotized.
    You must have 100s of items you have done. Do you have a count? What do you do with them? You show us so many wonderful things. You would need a warehouse to store all of them.
    Very beautiful.

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    Gorgeous and it looks like bamboo batting works fine;> Though some people have raised concerns about chemicals in it... I've not tried it, yet.

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    Sorry, Dorothy... I hope you feel fine! I will stop right now posting pictures for today. :-)
    I think I have done about 40 or 45 wholecloth until today. Some of them hang on the wall in our house, some I made as a present, some are for exhibitions and the rest just stay in my closet. I also use them as demonstration material for my workshops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Gorgeous and it looks like bamboo batting works fine;> Though some people have raised concerns about chemicals in it... I've not tried it, yet.
    Well, this quilt will be a wall hanging, so I don't care so much about chemicals in it in that case. Fortunately I'm not allergic at all.

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    Beautiful effect. Price wise how does it compare to warn and natural?

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    Beautiful!

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    What gorgeous quilting. Don't let those quilts sit in your closet - send them to me!

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    That turned out beautiful. Great job.

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    i love working with the bamboo batting, it is so soft and easy to needle, and washes well too, no shrinkage, good drape...
    very nice quilting too ;)

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    Your quilting is outstanding! I have used the bamboo batting in machine quilting as well, and it quilts like a dream.

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    Beautiful! I must try Bamboo Batting.

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    Is the bamboo batting such as the bamboo yarn, made in Turkey? Love crocheting with it and it is soooooo soft you'd think you are using cashmere!

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    Again, Born to Quilt your quilting is always so very lovely. I have used the bamboo in a machine quilted baby quilt. Would you like me to post it here? I do not want to run away with your thread, just to show how it quilts up with machine quilting. I liked how it worked out for me. The batting feels so silky, I really like it.

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    I have a close friend who tried the bamboo batting when it first came out and it bearded something horrible. I noticed a couple of little white dots on your piece and wondered if it was still having the bearding problem it used to.

    Your quilting is gorgeous!

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    Borntohandquit- I looked at your website and your quilts are amazing!!! :D:D:D

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    Once again, it is beautiful. All your work is amazing and your stitches are so small. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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    thanks for sharing! awesome work

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    Gorgeous hand work!!! I'd love to do a whole cloth quilt on of these days, it's another item on my to do list that has grown extensively since joining this wonderful board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Gorgeous hand work!!! I'd love to do a whole cloth quilt on of these days, it's another item on my to do list that has grown extensively since joining this wonderful board!
    You took the words right out of my mouth :D

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    I love your quilts. Can't get enough of them. I have felt the bamboo, but can't afford to use it.
    Your work is gorgeous.

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    You did this in the last few days? Beautiful! It would take me a few months I'm sure to do that.
    I have used the bamboo in machine quilting and love it. I can see how you would like it to hand quilt with

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    Thanks for sharing your experience with the bamboo...your work is exquisite...Ah...I can but dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    I have a close friend who tried the bamboo batting when it first came out and it bearded something horrible. I noticed a couple of little white dots on your piece and wondered if it was still having the bearding problem it used to.
    No, I can't say it's bearding. There are just some fibres of the batting edges that are not covered with fabric and you can brush them off very easily. They don't come through the fabric, just lay on it. I used a lighter colored thread for quilting I tried to avoid points where stitches meet - but obviously this doesn't work perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    I have used the bamboo in a machine quilted baby quilt. Would you like me to post it here?
    Yes, I would love to see the baby quilt! Please post some pictures.

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