What the @#&! Is Scrim?

8th Feb 2019

When you see 100% cotton with Scrim – you may have asked yourself – who is this scrim person and do they cook?

Scrim is actually a fine mesh that stabilizes the cotton to prevent stretching. Designed for quilters looking for more strength in their cotton batting, this unbleached, mid-loft batting is made with natural cotton but has a thin scrim (stabilizer) needle punched into the cotton. This scrim provides superior strength over cotton alone, and prevents the batting from stretching and distorting. Quilt up to 8” apart. 3-5” shrinkage.

Quilt with the Scrim side down. We think it also can help to avoid longarm needles from punching the batting through the backing. It’s quite invisible and easiest to locate by plucking the batting apart at a corner so you can see the scrim.

No stretching – cotton has movement – all fabric does. Movement tends to be more noticeable on larger projects and can result in folds or tucks in the batting – we love that the scrim keeps this concern to a minimum. We beauty of 100% cotton and this makes us love working with it more- Genius!

Heartbeat Quilting carries batting with scrim!