Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Back to cotton...

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.   



sophie said...

The polar bear quilt is wonderful!

Pat/SWquilter said...

Love the button bubbles!