Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester Batting is made with very fine, white, denier polyester which enables this batting to provide a soft feel and lovely drape. Exceptional for hand quilting, it is also prized by machine quilters for its wonderful loft which accentuates quilting details. Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester Batting is bonded to provide added durability and resist bearding and migration, and it’s machine-washable, non-allergenic and maintains its loft. Items made with Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester Batting may be machine washed – we recommend all quilts be washed using a delicate cycle and cool water, with no heavy agitation or spinning. Please be especially cautious with front loading washers as the intense spin cycle on these machines can be very hard on quilts. Items made with Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester Batting may also be machine dried (again, we recommend a low-heat setting). For more detailed washing information, please see the care instructions on the product packaging. Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester Batting should be paired with light- to medium-colored fabrics – if being paired with darker fabrics, we recommend quilters test this batting with their chosen fabric(s) to see if there will be an issue. It’s always best to test first! We recommend quilters spend time learning about Hobbs Poly-Down Polyester 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.