Quilters Dream Cotton starts with the finest USA cotton and is carded, crosslapped and specially needlepunched. 100% Natural and environmentally friendly, our batting proudly bears Cotton Incorporated's seal. Our special process prevents shifting and lumping. It has a very high thermal value (R=3.8) warm yet light. Stitching up to 20cm apart allows quilters wonderful freedom of design. Needles (by machine and hand) glide smoothly through the fine, consistent, even webbing. The finished quilt may be machine washed and dried. Shrinkage is minimal. Drapes beautifully giving a traditional look and feel to your quilt. Like yesteryear's treasured quilts of cotton, your quilts of today deserve the very best. Time tested 100% cotton, with its beauty and durability, has been the first choice for generations of quiltmakers. No glue, scrim or binders. Prewashing is not recommended. With a very low loft, "Request" is the thinnest batting.