Monday, June 29, 2009

Bamboo Batting a review

I did my first machine quilted quilt using bamboo batting.  Unless you get it on sale it's not cheap.  Squeeze the bag and you will find it softer than 100% cotton batting.  It's smooth to the touch on the poles.  When you quilt it and it's been on the rollers for a while, it becomes the consistency of flannel, almost, very flat.  Now, I just took it off and maybe there needs to be some bounce back time, like unrolling a new roll of batting.  Any batting I use, I like to let it breath and fluff before I start rolling it on the machine.  The most interesting thing to me will be after washing it, will it have the antique quilt look of washed 100% cotton or the some fluff of polyester.  

To be continued


Annie of Blue Gables said...

I just purchased some bamboo yarn and am knitting a scarf. It is so soft. I had never heard of this before. What a novelty! Oh and I saw a bamboo frame on a bike the other day. Look on my blog for the post that is called "I left my heart. . ."
Can't wait to read more about your experience. What a fun new avenue to explore.

Libby said...

I'll be anxiously waiting to hear how it looks after washing. I really like the idea that it is VERY thin. I'm going to be doing a hand quilting project soon and that will be just what the doctor ordered *s*

paula, the quilter said...

Yes, please post on the results after washing.

Bobbie said...

Does the bamboo batting have to be pre-soaked/pre-washed prior to quilting by machine?


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