Tuscany Collection 100% Wool Batting:
Tuscany Collection 100% Wool Batting is a very popular choice for both hand and machine quilters. The loft and resilience inherent to the wool fibers allow quilting designs to show off to great advantage.
This product is made with the finest superwashed wool that is carded and resin bonded to retard bearding. The superwash process smooths the scales on wool fibers, which makes the wool pleasant to the touch and less likely to shrink. The natural fiber breathes, allowing excess heat to disperse away from the body. The tiny fibers trap air which creates insulation in this lightweight batt. The loft retention is outstanding.
We suggest washing items that are made using Tuscany Wool Batting in cool water by hand and laying it out flat to dry. If you prefer to wash using a machine, place settings on gentle cycle/no spin/cool water. It is important to be especially cautious with front loading washers as the intense spin cycle on these machines can be very hard on quilts. You may experience shrinkage of 3-5% and it may be quilted up to 4” apart.
It is important that the quilt maker spend some time learning about this product before using it on a major project. We recommend making samples using this wool batting to see how it launders and how it needles, both by hand and by machine, so you can achieve the ideal look you want in your final project.