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Waddings

Waddings and battings are an integral part of many fabric craft projects to give an item more body, more depth as well as to provide extra warmth in items such as quilts, jackets and hats. They also provide some comfort in play mats and rugs while offering durability and stability for pieced items.

Because the wadding or batting can't be easily changed once the garment or item is finished careful thought has to go into choosing the right one for the job.

Polyester batting is cheap, not cheerful but is good for craft products where padding out is needed without much wear expected from it. Coarse to feel it washe well but will flatten out in time. Mot ideal for quilts

Polyester wadding:- soft, warm and flexible with little bulk. Easy to handle and sew through. Also washes well and is pretty hard wearing. Good choice for jackets

Cotton wadding:- pretty easy to handle, but can be a little lumpy. Very warm and well behaved when washed.Creamy in appearence.  Heavier than the polyester so feels "traditional" Excellent for quilts.

Bamboo wadding:- Ultra soft, adorable to touch. Creamy to look at Nachine washable.