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53238Re: [Authentic_SCA] Quilting was: Pillow stuffing

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  • kittencat3@aol.com
    Feb 2, 2006
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      Ooo, good point from Lady Christian...wool doesn't seem to have been nearly
      as popular as cotton for stuffing and batting, and for good reason: wool
      battings tend to beard (have the fibers poke out through the cloth, which is
      annoying and scratchy; if you think de-pilling a sweater is bad, try shaving a
      quilt), stuffed work balls up and felts, and the quilts themselves tend to be sort
      of limp, especially if they're made of something like silk. For some reason
      Henry VIII was very fond of wool-stuffed linen quilts (he owned about three
      dozen, or roughly half his quilt stash), but that's the only reference to wool
      battings I've found so far.

      Sarah Davies (again)

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