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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.
This Tuscany batt 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.
The batting can be machine washed in cold water, on a delicate cycle, and WITHOUT heavy agitation or spin; projects made with silk batting are best air dried but can be dried in a dryer on a low-heat/cool dryer setting. For best results, we suggest that you hand wash your quilts/garments in cool water and dry them flat. 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.
- Type: 90% Silk, 10% Poly-Resin Bonded Needlepunched
- Approx. Loft: 1/8"
- Shrinkage: 3-5%
- Distance Between Stitches: 4"
- Hand Quilting: Excellent
- Machine Quilting: Excellent
- Dark Fabrics: Excellent, Test with Fabric
- Light Fabrics: Excellent, Test with Fabric
- Pre-Wash: Not Recommended
ALL Hobbs Bonded Fibers Batting have a specific label or packaging that indicates: the date it was made, warehouse it was manufactured in, type of fiber(s), the ship date, etc. We encourage you to keep the label or packaging so that if there are any flaws or defects with the batting you can call Hobbs Customer Service Department (254) 741-0040 and they can assist you.
* For optimal results always test with your fabric
We regularly carry:
PK-TS-96 = Package - Queen 96" x 108"