Where is Hobbs batting manufactured?
Hobbs batting has been made by Hobbs Bonded Fibers in Waco, Texas (USA) since 1978. We’re proud to provide jobs to so many Americans and we source almost all of our materials in the USA.
What type of quilt batting is best?
Cotton is a great choice for quilt batting, especially if your quilt top and backing are also made from cotton fibers. It’s best known for being soft, breathable, warm, and easy to work with. It does shrink when you wash it, which creates a crinkly/puckered look on more dense quilting designs.
What is the warmest batting for quilts?
Wool. Cozy-warm and easy to hand quilt, wool batting is popular with hand quilters. Wool has an airy loft that creates highly defined quilting stitches, and it’s the warmest type of quilt batting available.
Should batting wash?
Modern quilt batting is designed to resist shrinking or to shrink very minimally (and that very shrinkage creates a homey look many quilt enthusiasts enjoy). Batting that is very old, dirty, or that you are making from a recycled blanket will need to be washed before use.
Does polyester batting have a right and wrong side?
These batting fibers are bonded together with thermal or resin bonding. Good news! These don’t have a right and wrong side. They’re your easy-going, low-maintenance friend that you don’t have to tip-toe around, and we all need some of that in our life.
Is scrim good in batting?
Scrim is a very thin, mesh stabilizer that is needle-punched into the batting to add strength and stability. It also helps to prevent batting from stretching and distorting. Due to the added strength, batting with scrim is especially great for those that are planning on a quilting design with big gaps.
Should you iron batting before quilting?
Many quilters are tempted to iron batting but be very careful. If the batting contains any polyester at all (and many cotton and other natural fiber battings do contain some), it’s likely to melt under a hot iron. Use a cool iron or skip the ironing and use the dryer method instead (with a low, not hot, setting).
Can you microwave batting?
Pellon’s Wrap-N-Zap is a microwave safe product is made of 100% Natural Cotton Batting. When used in the microwave, it will trap the moisture inside to produce a perfect baked potato or a well steamed ear of corn. It can even be used for warming rolls and tortillas.
What is scrim in cotton batting?
“Scrim” describes a light layer or grid of woven fibers added to some cotton battings. It acts as a stabilizer and helps to hold the batting together while quilting.