Hobbs Batting – Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend

Hobbs Batting – Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend

I have been chatting about my love for Hobbs Batting on the Modern Sewciety Podcast this year. It is just the one thing that can make or break a quilt. or a bag. or any project really. Hobbs has amazing quality. I know they will always have a batting for any project, which is so convenient for me. I have been experimenting with the different types of batting lately. It is a great gig, let me just be honest, to test awesome batting options with quilts!

I didn’t know if I would like Poly batting so trying a a blend was a good place to start. There is 80% cotton and 20% polyester in the blend. Let me explain what that means for a quilt – the cotton you know and love is most of the blend but the little bit of polyester is what gives you a little bit of puff and softness. It is a great happy medium for me. I especially love it for baby quilts.

Hobbs Batting Heirloom Premium Cotton Blend - The Modern Sewciety sponsor

Hobbs Batting – Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend

Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend is one of our most popular battings. It offers more loft and less weight than traditional cotton batting.

Heirloom® Premium is wonderful to quilt by hand or machine. This blend is made with 80% natural cotton and 20% fine polyester. It is needle punched and has a light resin bonding to provide exceptional strength and durability. Close quilting yields a flat low loft appearance while more space between stitching lines yields a slightly higher loft.

Heirloom® Premium should be used with medium or dark fabrics. If used with light colored fabrics, unbleached cotton can slightly darken white and pastel colors. You may experience shrinkage of 3-5% and it may be quilted up to 4” apart.

We recommend that the quilt maker spend some time learning about this product before using it on a major project. Make samples using this batting to see how it launders and how it needles, both by hand and by machine, so that you can obtain the look you want in your final project.

Pre-washing is not recommended for this batting or any of our other quality batting products.

Available Sizes: 45×60 Crib, 72×90 Twin, 81×96 Full, 90×108 Queen, 120×120 King, 96 Roll/ 30 yds, 120 Roll/ 30 yds, 96 Roll/ 15 yds

Type: Approx. Loft Shrinkage Distance Between Stitches
80% Cotton,
20% Poly-Resin,
Bonded & Needlepunched
1/8+” 3-5% 4″
Hand Quilting Machine Quilting Dark Fabrics Light Fabrics
Test With Fabric
Excellent Excellent Good
Test With Fabric

Pre-Wash: Not Recommended

* For optimal results always test with your fabric

Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine – Issue 60

Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine – Issue 60

I am loving the new look of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It is so fresh and vibrant. Let’s take a peek into Issue 60 for a lot of bold sewing inspiration.

Don’t forget to follow @lovequiltingmag on Instagram if you aren’t already!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - Issue 60 - Modern Sewciety

I love variations of one color and this bold pink quilt is amazing! I love the tiny triangles throughout the pattern.

LQP 60 jHeartbreak quilt - The Modern Sewciety

This Peek a Boo mini by Jo Carter is just the cutest ever. It reminds me so much of our kitty.

LQP 60 Peek quilt - The Modern Sewciety

Colour Crossing by Cheryl Brickey is a bold statement with solids. It is such a stunning way to reverse a pattern with the fabric choices.

LQP 60 Plus quilt - The Modern Sewciety

I LOVE this Toucan cushion by @lillaluise. Who wouldn’t love this cute pillow or even turn it into a wall hanging. So cute.

LQP 60 Toucan quilt - The Modern Sewciety

Get a great deal on Love Patchwork and Quilting for my US readers! Get 78% savings on an annual subscription which is only $39.95 for 13 issues! That is a huge savings of $141.92 and it will be delivered directly to your mailbox!

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Modern Sewcialites BOM Roundup – April

Modern Sewcialites BOM Roundup – April

It is that time again! Let’s look at all of the awesome Modern Sewcialite projects for April. I am blown away by everyone’s blocks! Seriously amazing!

Melanie from Southern Charm Quilts – check out her post here. She is using liberty for her blocks and I am LOVING seeing her fabric combos on these blocks. So pretty.

Modern Sewcialites BOM - Southern Charm Quilts - April block

Shannon from Shannon Fraser Designs – Check out the post here. I love that dominate navy in this block. This block is quickly becoming my absolute favorite.

Modern Sewcialites BOM - Shannon Fraser Designs - April block

April blocks found on the Instagram #modernsewcialitesBOM




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Havel’s – Double sided, self-healing cutting mat

Havel’s – Double sided, self-healing cutting mat

I love working with Havel’s Sewing because they have the best products. I love their self healing cutting mat and rotary cutters. They are all that I use in my sewing room because the rotary cutters are so sharp which makes cutting fabric so much easier. I am going to give you a good deal for their 22 x 16, 2-sided, self-healing cutting mat! YES DOUBLE SIDED. It is such a great mat and price.

Havel's new cutting mat - 2-sided and self-healing - Modern Sewciety sponsor

● Professional quality, double-sided, self-healing
● Five layers thick to protect rotary blades and
● Multi-angled grid lines offer more creative cutting
● Fabric and mat won’t slide during use
● Outside dimensions: 24″ x 18″
● Gridded area for measuring: 22″ x 16″

Close up of Havel's new 2-sided, self-healing cutting mat - Modern Sewciety sponsor

You can use the code MODERNSEWCIETY7 for $7 off a $25 order at Havel’s Sewing. So I thought I would show you a great deal to use the code and get a new rotary mat.

You can get some amazing quilt basting pins and a double sided, self healing cutting mat for $21.14 plus shipping. The mat is DOUBLE SIDED. Seriously this is such a great deal.

To get this deal just visit, Havel’s Sewing and use the code MODERNSEWCIETY7.

Sulky – Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer

Sulky – Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer

I have to have thread to sew all of my projects and it is no secret that I love Sulky threads. But I might not have told you how important and necessary stabilizers are in your sewing projects. They will turn a project that is okay to one that is fabulous. Seriously. I didn’t believe this is something I didn’t know about before but Kelly, from Sulky, is helping me understand the importance of using stabilizers. One of my favorites is the Sulky Stitch ‘n Stick stabilizer. It is super easy to use and you can get great even stitches every time with Stick n’ Stitch. You can even print designs on it! WHOA!

Sulky - Stick 'n Stitch - Modern Sewciety sponsor

Stick ‘n Stitch is ideal for hand embroidery, cross stitch, punch needle and quilting. It is also useful for transferring a design for machine applications like quilting, monogramming, thread sketching, or as a template for computerized machine embroidery.  It is as easy to use as 1-2-3 – print or copy your design on Stick ‘n Stitch then remove the backing, stick on fabric and stitch, then rinse away when finished! There is even a FREE Vintage Heart-Wreath Embroidery Pattern inside! These 3 Sulky branded products: Sticky Fabri-Solvy™, Stick ‘n Stitch™, and Stick ‘n Carve™ are all the SAME product, packaged differently for different uses and markets.

Helpful Hints

  • Stick ‘n Stitch will help you stitch better because it has a slight grid pattern, which you can use to space your stitches more evenly.
  • Since printers and inks vary, always do a test sample to verify that your ink does not bleed, and that it washes out completely along with the Stick ‘n Stitch. If the ink bleeds, please use a different copy machine.
  • Some copy machines or printers may prefer that the Stick ‘n Stitch is fed into it one sheet at a time.
  • Fabric manufacturers use different finishes and/or sizings, some of which may prevent Stick ‘ n Stitch from sticking to them. If this occurs, soak your fabric first to remove the finish and/or sizing; dry and use.

Check out the Stabilizer Selector Guide here if you aren’t sure what stabilizer you should choose.

What is your favorite way to use stabilizers?



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