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Bamboo Quilt Batting - King Size

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Finally - a cool & Comfy Quilt batting
From a Sustainable Source

Perfect for our Changing climate

So your Guilt-Free quilt gets loved all year round
!




If you're looking at this King Size Batting, chances are...

  • You've just completed a quilt top, and you're ready to start quilting.
  • You normally use cotton batting, but would like to consider a more sustainable choice.
  • Your quilt is going to someone who has allegies / heat sensitivity / lives in a warm climate.

Feeling unsure because you've never used bamboo batting before?
Don't be. Because you're not alone...



"Sew Easy Bamboo is a great everyday batting for bed quilts or wall quilts (at any size).

It has a nice, soft hand; just a little bit of loft; it breathes well; it wears very evenly without bunching or falling apart; it doesn't beard much at all; and if quilted according to the manufacturer's instructions (at least every 8 inches) it will stand up to machine washing and drying beautifully.

I have used this batting almost exclusively for about a while now and have never had any problem with it.

I've tried other things (polyester, other all-cotton brands, and 50% bamboo/cotton) and I still prefer the Sew Easy Bamboo."

- Kerry, a Happy Customer







You are looking at a King Size Batting.

Approximate Measurement: 
250 cm x 254 cm or 98" x 100" inches


Imagine if you made the softest quilt for your loved one from scratch....

Knowing that your family and loved ones stay Cool in summer AND Cosy in winter - so they can enjoying YOUR quilt all year round!



Note: Teddy Bear & Quilt Not included. We sell batting only.


By Now, You're probaly ready to start quilting......

Quality Quilt Batting isn't easy to find.
Finding an all natural batting from a sustainable source is even harder.


I know. I feel the same.

Having worked for a decade or so behind the scene in the clothing industry, I was formally trained as a Fashion Designer - and later spent 10 years teaching others the joy of sewing & patchwork quilting.

I'm constantly inspired by new fabric - that means I have more than one project on the go, ALL the time.

So I know that our choice of quilt batting shouldn't cost the earth.

There has to be a suitable material... right?

There is no doubt you should Never Skim on Quality, because YOUR handmade quilts have taken you hours, day, months - even YEARS - to complete. That's Why...

Compromising Quality for the sake of Saving... Just Doesn't Make Sense.



What's the solution, then?

The Seasoned Quilter's Choice is simple - Choose a Sustainable Fibre.

And
that's why they go with 100% Bamboo (140 gsm) by Sew Easy.


Note: Teddy Bear & Doll Not included. We sell batting only.

You are looking at a King Size Batting.

Approximate Measurement: 
250 cm x 254 cm or 98" x 100" inches


Batting sizes are generous compared to mattress or bed size, because people often want some over-hang, and you always need to allow some excess for trimming after quilting.

Having said that, they are NOT the same measurements as your online store-bought doona / duvet covers.

There are no standard quilt batting sizes, so please double check the measurement to ensure that it suits YOUR project.



 

How thick is this bamboo batting? 
Is it warm?

Roughly 2-3 mm... by my ruler :-)

The thickness of the bamboo batting is comparable to the pure cotton batting (have a look at the close-up photo below) - it is NOT as thick and fluffy as the artificial polyester batting - that means it is easier to quilt!

As far as warmth go, bamboo is known as a "cool" fibre, more comparable to 100% cotton in usage, and provides a cool hand-feel.

So it is really the opposite to wool - more suited to summer or transeasonal usage, and ideal for layering or people suffering from heat sensitivity.






What's so good about using 100% bamboo batting?


Sew Easy Bamboo Batting (sometimes known as Wadding) was created based on demand from Australia's quilters.

  • Environmentally sustainable - because your hobby shouldn't cost the earth
  • Processed using pollution-free methods - for your peace of mind
  • Soft and silky to the touch - for the most comfortable quilt to love and cuddle!
  • Best Quality, No bearding - so your quilt stays top conditions for years to come
  • Natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties - nice and safe for your loved ones

It has a cool and silky feel, with a similar loft to 100% cotton, with better absorption and breathability of wool. If you love the ease of use and softness of cotton, you'd love this bamboo batting - because it gives you the best of both worlds!




Does bamboo batting shrink?


Yes. About 2% to 4%.

And that's a good thing - because the shrinkage gives your finished quilts that beautiful vintage look and feel that says "I'm well-loved".

In general - when it comes to shrinkage, ALL needle-punched waddings / battings (which covers just about every brand you can buy) have it, no matter what type of natural fibre (i.e. cotton, bamboo, wool, or any mixture from these).

How come my bamboo sheeting don't shrink then?


The reason why bamboo sheets do not shrink is (1) it is a woven product, so the fibres are "fixed" into the structure of the weave (2) most sheeting fabrics have been pre-shrunk in factory before they were made into sheets.

Waddings / battings are made differently. See below.



How is this bamboo batting made?


The proper term is "needle-punched".

It means loose bamboo fibres have been put through a machine that has millions of needles (but no thread), and the loose fibres are being "punched" into whole pieces before being rolled into huge rolls.

Think of it like how they make felt - there is no weaving involved and that's why the fibres can still move (and go to pieces in the wash).....

This movement is what causes the shrinkage.... and just like pure cotton battings, most quilters are very happy with the effect this shrinkage produces - not only does it softens the quilts, but it "ages" the quilt instantly and gives them a lovely vintage look and feel that says "I'm well-loved".

This batting contains scrim. What is "scrim"?


Scrim is a thin, non-woven base layer that provides structure for loose fibre to cling on to, when the batting in being made - minimal but essential. ALL needle-punched waddings / battings contains scrim, though in varying weight and drape.

Unlike some other battings in the market - which can feel like there's some interfacing embedded within the batting - Sew Easy batting uses a super-fine scrim that is barely detactable, and you can enjoy the natural drape and softness from the natural fibre - which also means it's easy to quilt, even by hand!



Can I pre-wash the bamboo batting?


Generally - NO.

It's best to only wash your quilt when it is ALL finished, so the fibres in the batting are encased inside your fabric and not exposed - to avoid damaging the batting.

If you really must pre-wash to avoid shrinkage, here's how:

  1. Use cool water and mild detergent, soak for 15 mins
  2. Squeeze out excess moisture by rolling in a dry towel
  3. Then air-dry by lying flat. Expect about 2% to 4% shrinkage

Without pre-washing and pre-shrinking, you will achive a vintage, softly wrinkled look and feel in your finished quilt. This is a desired effect that makes cotton batting popular among quilters!


"I am definitely going to start using this batting for all my craft and quilting needs..!

I tried Sew Easy Bamboo Batting and I have to say it is the strongest and softest batting I have ever felt.... It does not pull apart like some other battings and you can stitch up to 8" or 20cm apart.

Because it is made of a Bamboo fibre, it is naturally anti-bacterial, biodegradable and hypo-allergenic which makes this an eco-friendly material.

I've just made a new quilt out of this batting and absolutely love it....!"


- Monica, a Happy Customer


I know that you're a savvy quilter
who cares about more than just sewing.



Sew Easy 100% bamboo batting satisfies both of what you have in mind: it is environmentally friendly in its production, and it is probably the softest batting / wadding I have ever come across.

It feels so soft and so silky.... without the price tag of silk batting or even cotton batting!



Now, Let's have a closer look that the fibres.....





Made from pure bamboo fibres (see photo above for what it looks like before being made into batting). This produces a very soft result and has many desirable features which we quilters love!

Bamboo is the most eco-friendly fibre currently available, as it grows and regrows without the need for irrigation or insecticides.

It also has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is perhaps the softest wadding I have used so far.....




Sew Easy Bamboo batting is your choice because:


  • It is ever so soft.... make a super soft security blanket for your little one this weekend!
  • Low loft with a beautiful drape like silk, even a beginner can create a masterpiece easily.
  • Luxurious without the price tag - your saving goes toward more fabric (YAY)!
  • Needle punched to limit distortion so your quilt will always hang straight and drape nicely - like a show piece!
  • Ideal for machine quilting because it is so soft and light weight - get your quilt done before you know it...
  • Non allergenic - perfect for those with allergies and other special needs.
  • Anti-bacterial & Anti-fugal  -  so your quilt stays fresh all the time even in humid conditions.
  • Machine Washable when quilted - caring for your handmade treasure has never been easier!
  • Fine scrim to lock in fibres and prevent fibre movements - you can concentrate on simply quilting your best!  
  • No bearding or shedding like some other battings - so your quilt stays neat and free from loose fibres.
  • No resins, spray, glues or bonding - nothing but the pure natural fibre and the fine scrim that binds it.
  • No chemicals or bleaching - you wouldn't like your kids to wear these, so why would you want them to sleep under it?
  • Quilt up to 8" (or 20cm) apart to accommodate even the simplest quilting - you can get lots of quilts done by Christmas... surprise your friends and family with stunning AND practical quilts!
  • Made especially for Quilters under stringent standards - you know that you're getting the real deal.



"My son suffers from many allergies and I looked everywhere for a suitable batting so that I can finally make him a quilt.

The Sew Easy 100% Bamboo Batting is the answer for us.... being hyper-allergenic, it also has natural anti-bacterial properties so now I know that my son is sleeping soundly under the quilt I made.

Now I am putting bamboo batting in ALL of my quilts because it's so soft and easy to work with too!"

- Mel, a Happy Mum


Why buy bamboo?


Because you want to be responsible for the carbon footprint of your hobby.

Bamboo is basically a weed - which makes it THE eco-friendly fibre as it grows and re-grows without the need for supplemental irrigation or insecticides.

As the fastest growing plant on earth with the ability to absorb 2/3 more carbon dioxide and release 2/3 more oxygen than any other plant, bamboo is one of the best plants for positive environmental impact.  

The fibre is 100% sustainable and all naturally grown, bamboo is processed into luxurious fiber using pollution-free methods with little waste. Bamboo also has natural anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties, making it ideal bedding for your precious little ones!






Did You Know...?


Bamboo batting holds 3 times more moisture than cotton, dries 3 times faster and will not allow mould or mildew to grow!!

If you have been looking for a comfortable bedding material for the elusive good night's sleep, give this a try and feel totally refreshed in the morning....


  


Care Instructions


To pre-wash to avoid shrinkage, here's how:
  1. Use cool water and mild detergent, soak for 15 mins
  2. Squeeze out excess moisture by rolling in a dry towel
  3. Then air-dry by lying flat. Expect about 2% to 4% shrinkage
Without pre-washing and pre-shrinking, you will achive a vintage, softly wrinkled look and feel in your finished quilt. This is a desired effect that makes cotton batting popular among quilters!

Post Quilting:
  1. Machine wash with mild detergent or specialty quilt wash on a gentle cycle in cold to cool temperature.
    Caution: Do Not Use any eucalyptus based washing products (such as wool wash) because these may cause seed colour to bleed into lighter fabrics.
  2. It is recommended only to rinse (do not vigorously agitate) and squeeze water out by hand, then rolling in a dry towel or machine spin to remove excessive water.
  3. Allow to dry flat in the shade.
  4. For a vintage look to your quilt, tumble dry on a warm cycle to cause batting to shrink.






"I'm a beginning quilter and ordered this for a baby quilt I was making for a friend.

I don't have much experience with other batting, but this was easy to work with and the result was a very cozy quilt.

I was very pleased when it actually arrived faster than I expected."

- Debbie, a New Quilter


How do you wash a handmade patchwork quilt, anyway?

In the washing machine, actually!

Front loader is best, because it is a gentler machine. Put your quit inside a doona cover if you want to make sure the stitches don't catch.

Most quilts can be washed in warm settings (like you do for coloured clothes) and they will generally shrink marginally to give you that authentic vintage crinkle.

This is the sort of worn-in characters that gives your quilt a cozy, loved look and feel. Enjoy!




Try this luxurious batting and you can.....

..... feel the exceptional breathability of your quilt 
..... that keeps you toasty in colder climates
..... and comfortably
cool in warm climates.


Note: Photo for illustration purposes only. This listing is for ONE cot size batting. NOT a whole roll


Wanna Do Even More For Our Environment and
also Save Money at the Same Time??



We know you do.
This is why we reduce excess packaging by ordering whole rolls in recycled cardboard boxes instead. See picture above.

You will receive your 100% Bamboo Batting neatly folded up inside a plain recyclable bag ready to go. This is how we are also able to keep our prices low and pass on the savings to you...!!


"I ordered some of this stuff a while ago and have finally found some time to give it a try. I have to say, I really like it.

It's hard to tell this apart from the 100% cotton batting. It looks and feels very similar, just softer and a tiny bit thinner.


Lately I've been using either 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend. I like all cotton batting, but this bamboo batting is going to be taking 100% cotton's place at my house.


Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, a plus for many who suffer from allergies of sorts..... I feel better using a renewable resource and it is cheaper than my cotton batting too!


And after washing this new quilt in the machine, I'm super happy with the weight and look. I'm a big fan of those wrinkles you get with washing... instant vintage look!"


- Margaret, a new fan of bamboo batting


Keen to try it yourself?






Grab yours now and you can experience:
  • Turn your tops into quilts - Done Quickly & Easily.
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint and Enjoy the Softest Quilt. Win-win!
  • A sense of achievement, because you've make the right choice.
  • No more UFO - just your finished quilts and satisfaction!
  • Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"

So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE for yourself,
or Grab a Second one for a friend?




Simply Click Add to Cart to Get Yours Now!



Note: Teddy Bear Not included. We sell batting only.



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We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)


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In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.


Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Worries!


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How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

You'll receive a few email updates from our system as your order progresses, so please stay tuned on these!



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We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
 
 
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.



How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.



Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

When your item is too big, or being sent directly from our supplier, then we need you to provide a physical address so we can send a courier.



Can I get my order sent to a different delivery address? 

Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!




What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.



What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.



Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...


Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
 
 
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!




Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!



Some useful things you might want to know:
 
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
       
    • All items we sell are Stored in a Clean and Smoke Free Environment so You can Rest Asured they will be In Top Condition when they arrive at your place.
       
    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
       
    • Prompt Shipping - Your package will be sent to you promptly once payment is cleared. In most cases it will be dispatched the next business day.
       
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It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.



 
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Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.


Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.



Hi, I'm Shelley.


I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

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Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

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