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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Quilting Legacy

I have been trying out the new 100% wool Legacy Batting from Pellon. The previous battings in the Legacy line are a wool/cotton blend; because of a recent allergic reaction to cotton batting I was very keen to find one which was pure wool. This batting is lovely. It is very soft and a uniform thickness all over.
I decided to stitch a miniature whole cloth, quilting some parts heavily and leaving some puffy. As with all wool batts, it gives beautiful loft when quilting, even on this small sample.Here's the back. White-on-white never photographs well...

The label said "no shrinkage" but it's always good to test these things out. I plopped it in the sink and swished several times in warm water to remove the marks, blotted it on a towel, and laid it flat to dry. It measured 8-1/4" x 11-1/4"before washing...
and the exact same this morning.
This is the batting I used in both New York Beautys which I quilted earlier this week, and the basting pins went in so easily. I give it two thumbs up (I'd give it ten, but then you'd know I am all thumbs...)
As this batting is from Pellon, it will be widely available in stores - everyone carries Pellon. It's my new favouite.


  1. Thanks for the heads-up. I found Legacy online at Hancock's and have ordered some!
    Deb in FL

  2. Your quilting looks fantastic.
    Wool batting is my favorite!! ♥

  3. Interesting that wool batting would be the choice because of a cotton allergy; it's usually the other way around. The first time we had our sheep shorn I had the fleeces cleaned and made into batts at a nearby woolen mill. However, my husband is sensitive to wool, as are many people, so I only made up one tied quilt with these batts and went with synthetic fibre duvets for our B&B guest beds. And the wool batts were too uneven in thickness to be used for anything other than tied comforters. Sigh.

  4. Oh Karen I want to move to Amherst so you can teach me to machine quilt. A B S O L U T E L Y

  5. Thanks for posting about this. I know that if I saw 100% wool, I would have not even given it a second look. I'll keep my eye out for it. Your little wholecloth piece is sweet.