Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Fusible Batting (image)

Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is a double-sided, iron-on batting. This product eliminates the need for the time-consuming step of pin- or spray-basting and enables you to create your quilt ‘sandwich’ in no time at all!

Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting is manufactured in the same manner as our Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 (Natural) Cotton/ Poly Blend Batting – it is lightly bonded and needle-punched for exceptional strength and durability and it’s machine-washable (and who doesn’t love that?!).

Hobbs 80/20 Fusible Batting has an additional water-soluble, fusing medium applied to both sides of the batting, enabling quilters to simultaneously adhere their quilt top and back to the batting in one quick pressing. And because the fusing medium is water-soluble, this batting becomes as soft and supple as our  Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 (Natural) Cotton/ Poly Blend Batting once the finished quilt in which it’s placed is washed.

Watch as Stephanie Hackney, Director of Sales & Marketing for Hobbs Craft & Retail Division,
explains the benefits of Hobbs Fusible 80/20 Batting and how to use it.

And for you bag makers, watch as Stephanie explains
how to use Hobbs Fusible 80/20 batting as a bag stabilizer!

If desired, the quilt top and back can be ironed on separately, or the quilter may also choose to use only one side of the fusible batting, in which case a piece of parchment paper or a non-stick mat should be placed under the side which will NOT be fused so it doesn’t stick to the ironing surface.

To fuse the Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Fusible Cotton/Poly Blend Batting to your fabric, set your iron to the appropriate temperature for your fabric and press each area of the quilt, working from the center of the project to the outer edges. If using light steam, be very careful you’re not getting the batting wet – remember, the fusing medium is water soluble!

Move your iron lightly from place to place pressing approximately 5-7 seconds in each area (test for adhesion by letting a pressed area cool before tugging on the fabric – if it’s adhered, continue; if it’s not, increase the amount of pressing time). Once you have covered the entire surface area of your quilt, allow the quilt to cool and check the back of your project to ensure it’s fully adhered and that there are no wrinkles or creases. Should you find wrinkles or creases, you can gently lift the fabric away from the batting, then smooth it back down and press it in place – you can make these adjustments 2-3 times before the fusing medium will no longer adhere the batting to the fabric. 

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Fusible Batting should be used with medium or dark fabrics. If used with light-colored fabrics, the natural/unbleached cotton can slightly darken white or light-colored fabrics.

This batting is wonderful to quilt by hand or machine, and close quilting will yield a flat, low-loft appearance, while more space between stitching/quilting will yield a slightly higher loft.

Quilting/stitching should be every 4″ inches, or closer, and quilters may experience shrinkage of 3-5%.

We recommend quilters spend time learning about Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Fusible Batting before using it on a project – making samples using this batting to see how it needles, both by hand and by machine, how it looks under the chosen fabrics and how it launders provides an opportunity to see if this batting can deliver the desired results.

Pre-washing is not recommended for this or any of our other quality batting products.

Available Sizes:
45″ × 60″ Crib, 90″ × 108″ Queen, 96″ x 30 yds. Roll

Type: Approx. Loft Shrinkage Distance Between Stitches
80% Cotton/
20% PolyBonded &
1/8+” 3-5% 4″ max.
Hand Quilting Machine Quilting Dark Fabrics Light Fabrics
Test With Fabric
Excellent Excellent Good
Test With Fabric

* For optimal results always test with your fabric

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Hobbs is "the best batting and a wonderful company! You may quote me all you want, I tell everyone about Hobbs..."My sister quilts like it is a job, (in) my life it's a hobby. We both do large and small quilts. She does a lot of service projects. We both do our own quilting...Thank you again for making a wonderful product! Oh yeah, we love all of them!"

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