Hobbs Heirloom® Bleached 100% Cotton Batting is created specifically for use in quilts made with white or light-colored fabrics. This batting is very similar to Hobbs Heirloom® 100% Natural Cotton Batting, but it’s distinguished by the crisp, white color which won’t ‘shadow’ through a white or light-colored quilt top or bottom. It is a soft, thin, low-loft batting, made with the finest clean, bleached, long-staple virgin cotton available (and proudly displays the Cotton Incorporated Seal) – it resists bunching and shifting and is well-loved by those seeking to keep their white or light-colored quilts nice and bright.
This batting may be stitched up to 4″ apart, and it is machine washable (once inside a quilt), with the batting becoming softer and softer after each washing, and shrinkage of 3-5% expected. We recommend quilters spend time learning about Hobbs Heirloom® Bleached 100% Cotton Batting before using it on a project – making samples using this batting to see how it needles, both by hand and by machine, and how it launders, provides an opportunity to see if this batting can deliver the desired results. Pre-washing is not recommended for this or any of our other quality batting products.