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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Old wool batting

    50 years ago my great aunt gave me a beautiful roll of new wool batting from her sheep. Do you think it can be machine washed?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Old wool batting

    My instinct would be "no." But you could cut off a piece, sandwich it , quilt it then measure carefully. Then wash and measure again.

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    Default Re: Old wool batting

    Not on its own, as it would probably come apart. But in a quilt, washed in cold water and hung to dry, you might be ok. I have washed old wool blankets that way with very minimal shrinkage.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Old wool batting

    That makes sense. Thank you.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: Old wool batting

    Take it from one who tried this. I washed wool batting alone and ended up with cobwebs. Quilt a small sandwich first. I bet it's going to be a wonderful batting.
    Last edited by SF Jen; April 19th, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

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