Fusible 80/20 Cotton / Polyester Wadding / Batting: sold off the bolt, by the metre, from 1m*.
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 lightly bonded and needle-punched for exceptional strength and durability and, once inside a project, it’s machine-washable.
Instructions for use:
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 (let it get nice and hot!) and press each area of the quilt, working from the centre 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.
Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is recommended for use with medium or dark fabrics. If you’re using white or light-coloured fabrics, we suggest you test this batting with your chosen fabric to ensure it won’t ‘dull’ your fabrics.
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.
Pre-washing is not recommended for this product.
*We kindly ask that a minimum cut of 1m is ordered, due to postage costs. Please round decimal lengths above 1m to the nearest 0.1m (10cm). Any orders placed to greater accuracy than 0.1m (10cm) may be rounded down to the nearest 0.1m at our discretion.
When purchasing your wadding, don't forget to allow a little extra - your wadding should be 10-15cm (4-6") greater than your quilt top on each side. This is especially important if you plan to have your quilt long-arm quilted.