Anne gave me a piece of wool batting to try. My angst with wool is the washing and drying. The Jay family do not have a big backyard so lying it flat on the ground is not feasible. I finally picked up the batting and two pieces of fabric, and a beautiful King Tut thread and headed downstairs.
This little piece of fabric was given to me and as it has grey cats on it playing with yarn I knew it better stay in our house.
I spent about an hour doodling with free motion trying different things. It's a great way to practice. Circles are always my downfall. I should do this more often.
In the next couple of photos you can see the loft of the wool batting. I was told this would happen.
I just kept going until I was at the end of the fabric. It measures about 18 x 20.......large enough for Misty to lay on in the living-room window next winter.
The machine loved this batting. It needles beautifully and the stitches are even on both the front and the back. No skipping at all.
The actual purpose of this was the washing and drying of it. I have to check with Anne what batting this was before I do anything dumb.
If you are in doubt as to what to buy ask at your favourite store, do a little research online and read the labels. I have found over the years, that all quilt batting packaging tells the story of what is inside.