When you know better, you can do better. Saturday at our longarm quilters meeting, I was given a copy of On Track, a quarterly publication from IMQA (International Machine Quilters Association, Inc.). It's a very good read, but one article made an impression on me, Safe Batting Choices for Baby and Invalid. Follow the link to read the article online.
I never considered the flammability of battings, but after reading this I'm going back to cotton. I had been using an 80/20 blend because of the price, but since I predominantly make quilts for children, I will go back to cotton batting. Some of the newly diagnosed diabetic kids I make quilts for are unfortunately infants, and I cannot in good conscience continue to use poly blend batting.
On a more fun note, I stopped at Savers on my way home and scored! I got the squash colored duvet cover, the buttery colored king cotton sheet, the twin plaid sheet, and the yard piece of striped fabric all for $17. I love using sheets for backings. I don't have to piece them have never had a problem stitching through them with even the highest thread counts.
I also finished this little wall hanging from a pattern I won on Painted Threads blog some time ago. It's for a friend of a friend that loves polar bears. Nice to finally use the pattern.