Bleached 80/20 Cotton Blend Batting:
Another wonderful Hobbs product: Heirloom Premium 80/20 Bleached Cotton Blend Batting is highly recommended for white or very light colored quilts. This bleached cotton fibers provide a very white batting that will not cause a shadow effect on the colors of a light quilt top to give the finish you desire.
Bleached Cotton Blend Batting is manufactured in the same manner as our Premium 80/20 in natural cotton. Furthermore, for this product the batting is made with 80% bleached cotton and also, 20% fine polyester. This product is lightly needle punched and resin bonded to provide exceptional strength and durability found nowhere else.
Bleached 80/20 is wonderful and easy to quilt by hand or machine. Close quilting yields a flat low loft appearance while more space between stitching lines yields a slightly higher loft if you wish. You may experience shrinkage of approx 3-5% and it may be quilted up to 4” apart as you wish.
Monfil recommends that the quilt maker spend some time learning about this product before using it on a major project, just to be safe . Make samples using this batting to see how it launders and how it performs under the needles, both by hand and by machine, so that you can obtain the look you want in your final project.