Tuscany 100% Wool

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting (image)

To hear more about the Tuscany line of battings, click the words directly below to hear a voice recording by our director of sales & marketing, Stephanie Hackney:

Hobbs Tuscany Battings

To hear more about our Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting, click the words directly below to hear a voice recording by our director of sales & marketing, Stephanie Hackney:

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting is a favorite choice for both hand and machine quilters, and it’s fast becoming the number-one choice for show quilts (often paired with a second batting such as Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool Batting).

The loft and resilience inherent to the wool fibers in Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting assist in emphasizing the quilter’s piecing and stitching and, because the wool has no ‘memory’ for creases, submitted show quilts will look and hang beautifully even after being folded during transit, judging, and pre- and post-show storage.

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting is made with the very finest superwashed wool that is carded and bonded to retard bearding and this superwashing process successfully smooths the scales on wool fibers, making the wool pleasant to the touch and less likely to shrink.

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting is ideal for use in all climates as the natural wool fiber breathes, allowing excess heat to disperse away from the body. It will certainly keep you warm, but it’s great for use in quilts made for use in hot, hot places like Texas, where we produce this batting!

To learn more about all of our wool batting products, please watch this video:

Hobbs Wool Battings

We suggest washing items made with Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool 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 Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting, you may place the quilt in a cool dryer for 5-10 minutes to start the drying process, but we recommend you then air dry the quilt.

***NEVER use high heat or steam with projects made with wool as it is very likely this will cause the wool to be felted, resulting in a dense, stiff batting that not only won’t drape well, but may also beard (bearding: the term used to describe batting poking through the fabric, generally in the stitch lines).*** 

For more detailed washing information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or the care instructions on the product packaging. 

Watch as Stephanie Hackney,
Director of Sales & Marketing for Hobbs Craft & Retail Division,

discusses the use cases for this Tuscany Wool batting,
as well as use cases for our Tuscany Silk batting and Thermore batting.

Hobbs Tuscany 100% Wool Batting should be paired with medium or dark fabrics – if paired with white or light-colored fabrics, the natural wool color could slightly darken the fabrics. We recommend quilters test this wool 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!

This 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 100% Wool 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:
60″ × 60″ Throw, 72″ × 96″ Twin, 96″ × 108″ Queen, 120″ × 120″ King (rolls of our wool batting are available in the Heirloom line of products)

Type: Approx. Loft Shrinkage Distance Between Stitches
Superwashed Wool
1/4-3/8″ 3-5% 4″
Hand Quilting Machine Quilting Dark Fabrics Light Fabrics
Excellent Excellent Excellent
Test With Fabric
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