Monday, 10 August 2009

My New Love

During all my basting activity last week, I got to use the new batting I bought recently: 50% bamboo and 50% cotton. It feels so nice - I'm in love with this stuff for several reasons!

1) It's soft like a baby blanket, a pleasure for my hands, not rough and snaggy like the poly stuff.

2) It cuts really easily - the cutter always got stuck in the poly fibers.

3) It smoothes out really nicely on the backing, I just kneeled in the center and brushed my arms outward to smoothen the batting out. It was actually fun!

4) Nice flat package in the end. (the picture is actually of the top and the batting, when I cut the batting to size, that's why the pins are missing)

5) Natural fibers vs. synthetic, yay!

Unfortunately, thanks to a sale last year, I still have all of this to work through, so there'll be more polyester-batted quilts on the way :)


Crispy said...

I've heard that the bamboo is really nice. It fun seeing it being used.


Cristin said...

Bamboo is SO nice! I totally prefer it, and get it for %50 off at Joanns whenever possible (coupons, mostly.) Its so soft, and feels MUCH better than even %100 cotton batting.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have never tried the bamboo yet. Glad to hear that it works so well.

Nanci said...

I have used bamboo and I love it for all the reasons that you stated. It quilts so well too, needle does the job.
A good and informative blog today, thanks.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love that bamboo batting, it works great and you can quilt up to 10" apart. Watch Joanne's for a batting sale and you can get a good deal!

Anonymous said...

Are you hand or machine quilting it??? I've heard that one of it's best qualities is that it doesn't hold a fold as bad as some battings do.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I haven't tried that bamboo/cotton batting yet, but I have heard great things about it. I usually use Quilter's Dream Cotton, which is like quilting through butter. I know that they also make the bamboo/cotton also, so I will have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing!