Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend black batting is highly recommended for quilts made with black or dark-colored fabrics. Just like the unbleached cotton version, this versatile pre-packaged batting is 80% cotton and 20% polyester, bonded and needle-punched and has a light resin bonding to provide exceptional strength and durability. It offers more loft and less weight than traditional cotton batting, is durable and machine-washable with no worry about the black dye in the cotton bleeding. It is made using color-fast, dyed cotton fibers to provide quilters with a batting that not only keeps the fabric colors true, it will not create light fiber lint on the quilt top during the quilting process. Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is suitable for a variety of applications, including utility quilts, children’s quilts, charity quilts, quilts being given as gifts, as well as in table runners, placemats and wall quilts/hangings. This batting works well for both machine and hand quilting.
There is 3-5% shrinkage and you can expect approximately 1/8+” loft. The manufacturer recommends leaving no more than 4″ between quilting. Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend Black Batting should only be used with black or dark colored fabrics. For optimal results, it is recommended to test with your fabric.