Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Another "Green" batting

My last post was about some of the great bamboo battings, but I wanted to share another "green" batting with you.  This one is from Quilter's Dream Batting- it's their Quilter's Dream Green batting. This batting is literally GREEN!


This batting is made from recycled plastic bottles!  Isn't that fantastic!  It's 100% recycled polyester.  They list on the packaging how many bottles it takes to make each size batting.  For example - a  Queen size batting uses 20 bottles, a Twin batt takes 13 bottles and a crib takes 5.5 bottles.  I work at recycling as much as I can - so this gives me a little thrill to know I'm keeping bottles from the landfill and putting them to good use!

The batting does have a very light green color.  It is thin, but has a nice little bounce to the touch- very much like other poly battings.  It is carded, needlepunched for uniformity, strength and resiliency.  There is no scrim or resins, stitching can be 12" apart, it has little to no shrinkage and is wrinkle resistant.   It is good for both machine and hand stitching.  What isn't to like about this batting!

I quilted up another baby bib with this batting and I loved the loft in the quilting and it washed up wonderfully.


This may be a new favorite!

22 comments:

  1. Wow!! That is great for recycling... I try my part not to buy small water bottles.

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  2. I love quilters dream! I will have to try this!!

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  3. Looks like something interesting to consider for my next quilt!

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  4. I'd love to try some. Wondering if it is widely available. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  5. I have been using this as my go-to poly batting for the 12 years I have been quilting professionally. It is great to work with.

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  6. I've been using the "green" batting since I first heard about it while I was living in Montana! I think it's great and can't think of a better use for those darn plastic bottles!! I'll keep buying it as long as they keep making it. ;)

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  7. Cute little baby bib.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  8. Wow, it's amazing what can be done with pop bottles and other items, if we just recycle them instead of throwing them out.

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  9. Really like that it recycles pop bottles - way to go!

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  10. oh wow that is so awesome. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  11. cute bib, I'll have to think about trying the batting... I'm an all cotton girl.

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  12. I love Quilter's Dream Green batting!

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  13. It looks and sounds very interesting. Thans for the drawing!

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  14. I think I will try this batting.

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  15. This might be something I would consider- although polyester does not appeal to me. Thank you, Susan

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  16. I need to look for this batting! What a great idea to used recycled bottles in this way. Anything to keep them from filling our landfills! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I had a sample of that in a box from Kelsul, and wow, it's really nice! I was shocked it could be so soft!

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  18. thanks for sharing this information! This batting sounds great!

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  19. Now I just need to find a place to buy some.

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  20. Sounds very interesting. It is somehow water proof too?

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