There is nothing that is like the power of bamboo batting for quilting!
Want to know why?
We’ll explain why bamboo has become our favorite batting for both hand and machine quilting. There will also be tips on what to look for and rule out inferior brands.
Bamboo is a plant that has been known to possess the most versatile of uses, from construction to decoration to food.
This grass/woodsy plant can grow so fast it can be obnoxious, but how does it play a role in quilting?
To answer that question, it has been used as fabric for years and now as the batting/filler for quilts.
Batting made out of bamboo is so soft that it seems it can be a blanket all on it’s own. You’ll understand when you feel it for yourself.
So how can you tell the good from the bad when working with this material?
Here’s some tips to separate them.
The grace, how far apart the quilting stitches can be? This will be your first clue!
Good bamboo batting can be sewn as far apart as 8 to 10 inches. Inferior product can only reach 2 inches apart.
How soft is the batting?
Excellent material is super soft. It feels like it could be a blanket all on its own.
If the batting feels scratchy to the touch, leave it alone and walk away. It either has too much of another material or glues and resins that you don’t want to deal with anyway.
Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Make sure the batting you are picking out states this. If it doesn’t, the odds are that doesn’t have at least 50% bamboo.
Kyoto is one of our favorite battings, but as long as the above filters through when you’re picking the batting out, then you’ll be alright.
Bamboo batting for quilting is quickly becoming the ideal choice for quilters everywhere. Give it a try and you’ll see why.
Until next time.
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