I only took up quilting since moving to the Czech Republic, so most of my supplies were sourced locally at first, then later through the internet. I have always bought batting from a local shop which is clearly man-made (The batting not the shop, which of course is man-made). But reading other quilters blogs, nearly everyone uses cotton batting, so I thought I'd explore some czech websites to see what I could find. It didn't take me long actually to find something, so I ordered it and it was duly delivered.
Never having actually seen cotton batting, I had it in my mind what it was going to be like. I was expecting a huge parcel, and it wasn't. I was expecting something light and soft and fluffy, and it wasn't. It's like this
About the thickness of a coin, and looking and feeling like a good quality, thick woodchip wallpaper (if you can remember that). Well, to be fair it's softer than woodchip. This is it compared with the polyester stuff I've used before.
So tell me, have I bought the right stuff? I didn't read the description too carefully - it was listed with batting and it said cotton, but maybe I've bought ... I don't know ... quilters woodchip? Here's the label
How does it compare with what you use?