72" X 96"
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.
For best results, we suggest that you hand wash your quilts/garments in cool water and dry them flat. If you prefer to wash by machine, do so with caution. For more detailed washing information see our Frequently Asked Questions. 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.
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I bought this to use in a light-weight jacket.. I expected it to be thin, which it was. Silky, which it was not it's got a hard, scratchy surface and I wanted it to have a lovely soft drape. Compared to the wool batting that I bought at the same time, it is stiff and has points, not soft folds .If I hadn't cut a piece out of it to see if it improved inside a quilt, I'd return it and try another type of batting for the jacket.
Once Silk batting has been washed it has a soft drape. The stiffness is due to the process of making the batting. An alternate to Hobbs/Tuscany Silk is Dream Orient from Quilter's Dream. Both products have silk. The Dream Orient is blended with Cotton, Silk, Bamboo and Tencel (Eucalyptus product). The pulp products make it softer out of the bag.
I have samples of the Hobbs/Tuscany Silk after washing - and it feels really nice and no stiffness.