Tuscany Silk

Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting (image)

Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting is soft and supple, quilts magnificently by hand or machine, and drapes like no other batting. The luxurious feel and lightweight nature of this batting is ideal for both quilts and garments.

Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting breathes naturally, making it an excellent choice for airy, lightweight quilts and coverlets, and while it’s a ‘cool’ quilt, it can also provide excellent warmth.

Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting is a blend of 90% very fine imported silk filaments and 10% fine polyester, ingredients which are carded and bonded to help retard bearding and fiber migration. And, unlike other silk battings, this batting doesn’t need to be handled with gloves or encased in cheesecloth. 

We suggest washing items made with Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting by hand, or by machine using a delicate cycle and cool water, with no heavy agitation or spinning. Be especially cautious with front loading washers as the intense spin cycle on these machines can be very hard on quilts. To dry items made with this batting, you may place the washed quilt in a cool dryer for 5-10 minutes to start the drying process, but the quilt should then be air-dryed. For more detailed washing information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or the care instructions on the product packaging. 

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Watch as Stephanie Hackney, Director of Sales & Marketing for Hobbs Craft & Retail Division,
discusses the use cases for Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting,
as well as use cases for our Tuscany Wool Batting and Thermore Batting.

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Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting may be paired with light-, medium- or dark-colored fabrics – if paired with white or light-colored fabrics, natural silk may slightly darken the fabrics so we recommend quilters test this silk batting with their chosen fabric(s) to see if ‘darkening’ will be an issue. Often it’s not an issue, but it’s always best to test it to be safe!

Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting may be stitched up to 4″ apart, and it is machine washable* (once inside a quilt), with shrinkage of
3-5% expected.

*Please see care instructions above!

We recommend quilters spend time learning about Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting before using it on a project – making samples using this batting to see how it needles, both by hand and by machine, 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, 60″ × 60″ Throw, 72″ × 96″ Twin, 81″ × 96″ Full, 96″ × 108″ Queen, 120″ × 120″ King,
96″ x 10 yds. Board, 96″ x 30 yds. Roll

Type: Approx. Loft Shrinkage Distance Between Stitches
90% Silk/10% Poly

Bonded
Needle-punched

1/8″ 3-5% 4″
Hand Quilting Machine Quilting Dark Fabrics Light Fabrics
Excellent Excellent Excellent
Test With Fabric
Excellent
Test With Fabric

* For optimal results, always test with your fabric


How Is Hobbs Batting Helping You?

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!"

Ruth L. from Houghton Lake, Michigan