Tuesday’s Tip With Terry…. Is Your Quilt Growing A Beard?

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Bearding occurs when batting migrates through the fabric and onto the surface of a quilt, leaving a fuzzy white coating that resembles a soft beard.  Synthetic fibres are more likely to beard than cotton or wool, so if you use synthetic batting, choose one that has been bonded, a process that helps keep a batting fibres intact.  The best battings are of course cotton, wool or bamboo.  Avoid using loosely woven fabrics in your quilt.  High-quality, tightly woven fabric makes it harder for batting fibres to migrate.  To remove bearding, rub a damp washcloth across the surface of the quilt or use a fabric shaver.  Click Here for more info on our fabric shaver.


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