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
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Pre-Wash: Not Recommended

* For optimal results always test with your fabric

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