Tuesday Tip: Tuscany Silk Battings from Hobbs

Tuscany Silk batting is supple, soft and drapes like no other batting. The luxurious feel is ideal for both quilts and garments. Silk has the natural ability to breath, making it an excellent choice for airy, lightweight quilts and coverlets. It provides excellent warmth with very little weight. Perhaps you are making a really special quilt that needs a luxurious batting as you sandwich your top and backing. This could be the batting you are looking for!

Available Sizes:
45″ × 60″ Crib,                                                                                                                60″ × 60″ Throw,                                                                                                            72″ × 96″ Twin,                                                                                                                81″ × 96″ Full,                                                                                                                 96″ × 108″ Queen,                                                                                                         120″ × 120″ King,
96″ x 30 yds. Roll

This Tuscany batting is a blend of 90% very fine imported silk filaments and 10% fine polyester. It is carded and resin bonded to help retard bearding and fiber migration. Unlike other silk battings, it need not be handled with gloves or encased in cheesecloth. It quilts magnificently by hand or machine.

For best results, we suggest that you hand wash your quilts/garments in cool water and dry them flat. If you prefer to wash by machine, do so with caution. You may experience shrinkage of 3-5% and it may be quilted up to 4” apart.

We recommend that the quilt maker spend some time learning about this product before using it on a major project. Make samples using this batting to see how it launders and how it needles, both by hand and by machine, so that you can obtain the look you want in your final project.

Here’s a video from the folks at Hobbs explaining Tuscany Silk Batting:

Happy stitching!

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