Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is a double-sided, iron-on batting. This product eliminates the need for the time-consuming step of pin or spray-basting and enables you to create your quilt ‘sandwich’ in no time at all!
Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is manufactured in the same manner as our Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 (Natural) Cotton/ Poly Blend Batting – it is lightly bonded and needle-punched for exceptional strength and durability and, once inside a project, it’s machine-washable.
Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting has an additional water-soluble, fusing medium applied to both sides of the batting, enabling quilters to simultaneously adhere their quilt top and back to the batting in one quick pressing. And because the fusing medium is water-soluble, this batting becomes as soft and supple as our Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 (Natural) Cotton/ Poly Blend Batting once the finished quilt in which it’s placed is washed.
To fuse the Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting to your fabric, set your DRY iron to the appropriate temperature for your fabric and press each area of the quilt, working from the center of the project to the outer edges – it’s important that you don’t move the iron, you’re pressing NOT ironing!.
It’s also important that you use a dry iron, no steam – the fusing medium is water-soluble and if you get this batting wet, it won’t stick!
Press in each spot for approximately 5-7 seconds (test for adhesion by letting a pressed area cool before tugging on the fabric – if it’s adhered, continue; if it’s not, increase the amount of pressing time). Once you have covered the entire surface area of your quilt, allow the quilt to cool and check the back of your project to ensure it’s fully adhered and that there are no wrinkles or creases. Should you find wrinkles or creases, you can gently lift the fabric away from the batting, then smooth it back down and press it in place – you can make these adjustments 1-2 times before the fusing medium will no longer adhere the batting to the fabric.
This batting is wonderful to quilt by machine, and close quilting will yield a flat, low-loft appearance, while more space between stitching/quilting will yield a slightly higher loft.
Quilting/stitching should be every 4″ inches, or closer, and quilters may experience shrinkage of 3-5% if the finished project is laundered.
We recommend quilters spend time learning about Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting before using it on a project – making samples using this batting to see how it needles, how it looks under your chosen fabrics and how it launders provides an opportunity to see if this batting will deliver your desired results.
Pre-washing is not recommended for this or any of our other quality batting products.