I've got DD's queen quilt nearly ready for quilting. Had been sold on wool batting for the loft, drape, weight, warmth, but now wonder if it is practical for this quilt. It's a black and bright and they will be careful with it but I'd find it difficult to care for it if in addition to gentle or hand washing, it absolutely needs to be dryed flat, or moths are an issue. The quilt will be quilted with a longarm, & quilter is willing but has no personal experience with any wool batt.
So, quilt lovers, have you made, quilted or owned a wool batted quilt? Please give me your thoughts on all the issues.
FYI: Hobbs Heirloom package suggest trying different combinations of hand/machine quilting, new/prewashed fabric/batting.
It's already taken me years to get this quilt to this point, it's time to get it done! and work on another WIP on the list, so if you have feedback you can share, it'd help.
I've never used the wool batting but if I were "using" the quilt it would be too warm for my taste. The cleaning is also an issue. How will the quilt be used? I like to be able to take large quilts to the oversized machines at the laundromat. Drying flat would be impossible for me to do.
I used wool for my grandson's quilt (sent to So. CA) the package I got said it was machine washable and dryable. I tossed it in my regular washer and dryer before sending it to them and had no problems. I used it again for two baby quilts for the next grandson.
I also plan to use it for a quilt for our bed. It will be machine washed and dried too.
I think they have improved over the years with the conditions that the wool will handle. There are a lot of LA quilters on another forum that use it a lot.
I used it in my DD's high school graduation quilt and that was nine years ago. She doesn't handle anything with care, meaning washer, dryer and not on gentle and it still looks good. Check the package for directins on washing. I would use it again. Wonderful to hand quilt. sandy
Wifey and sandyo, would you recall the brand of wool batt you used? The batting I've purchased is Hobbs Heirloom and it's care instructions call for pretty gentle treatment.It was pretty expensive compared to other batts but I'd gladly purchase another brand to have a great outcome for this quilt.
All fabrics used in the quilt are new but prewashed quilting cottons, in case that makes any difference.
Royalboomer, they use fans even in winter, and prefer sleeping in a cold room & covering up real good. I understand that the wool tho warm, breathes and should be comfortable most of the year. At least that's what the research I'd done said.This message has been edited. Last edited by: wildcatmom,
The wool I used was Dream wool.
I have been told the same thing about wool breathing and year round comfort. I really wish I already had time to get my quilt done to try it!
Sorry,I can't remember what it was. To many years ago. In my journal it just says wool batting. sandy
Thanks so much!
I have found the "dream" wool on a special sale @ Fabric Depot...gotta verify the size
Enabler alert....Fabric Depot has Dream Wool on sale 30% off...can anyone beat 31.50 for Super Queen and ship fast?
The Depot actually everything 30% off, i think until tomorrow.
I say go for it. I don't think I have gotten that kind of price when I got mine, of course it was in a shop, not online.
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