I think for the moment I'm going to stick with good old cotton because it's time tested. I put so much work into my quilts that I'm just not sure about the newer batts. I also have alot of poly lite batting and it's so wonderful for hand quilting.
I went to my LQS yesterday and was shown a "GREEN" batt.
Really....it is GREEN!! It's made out of recycled soda bottles and tells you on the package how many soda bottles it took!! I don't need a batt right now, and passed, put it's something else to try.
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
Pandas are picky eaters...they do however eat about 15 different types of bamboo. They will eat other grasses and some grains such as rice.
When I lived in Old Town Alexandria VA..I had bamboo in my backyard. Unfortunately...not the bamboo the pandas at the National Zoo ate.
Bamboo makes for great screening in a backyard...but it grows EVERYWHERE.
Did you know that bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal? It also resists harboring odors.
Bamboo clothing is hyporallergenic, more absorbent and breathable, and more wrinkle resistant than cotton.
Shrinkage is less and if you need to iron...you can use a lower iron setting.
I bought some bamboo sheets...and LOVE them. I went back to the store and bought two more sets.
I just got home from our quilt show. One of the vendors had a batting that was 50/50 bamboo/cotton. she had a sandwich that a couple of our members tried. The first member has been quilting for a very long time and is well known in quilt historian circles. She did not like it but did say that it probably was because her hands are weaker than they used to be. The other one liked it. I plan on taking a sample with me to Houston to ask Suzanne Marshall about it.
Well, I can only say that I recently purchase a bamboo blend batt. I took it out of the package and was impressed at how pliable and soft it was. It is very low loft so I will probably use it for a wall quilt or quilted vest, etc. Some scraps will probably work for machine trapunto.
I like 80/20 just fine but am a recent convert to the wool blend batts. The Tuscany wool is so soft, light and isn't crinkled to death in the package. I plan to stick with this over the 80/20.
I look forward to hearing from others who have actually used it.