Benartex Wholecloth Quilts by Holice Turnbow from Christian Lane Quilters
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Complete instructions are included in each kit.The quilting lines are clear, and easy to see. They are removed by soaking the completed quilt in cold water. Heat or chemicals can set the lines and make them difficult to remove. Do not press your top, and do not add detergent to the cold water soak.
Queen-sized (88" x 106") quilt kits include the top and binding. Matching backing is on this page, or, see our wide backing pages for a printed backing.
Wallhanging (40" x 40") kits include top, backing, and an overage around all sides to be used for the binding.
Our machine basting services are an excellent way to make the process easier. The stitches are about 1/2" long and the horizontal rows are about 4" apart. The stitches hold the layers together securely, yet are easy to remove. Your finished quilt will be flat and square. As a hand quilter since 1968, who has pinned basted way too many wholecloths, I know it's one of our very best services!
Our batting choices:
Hobb's Polydown, is a slick (siliconized) fiber poly batting. It is resin bonded to resist fiber migration, is non-allergenic, and washable. Hand-quilters especially appreciate quilting the soft, silky fibers. This batting will give the quilt a light puffy look. It does not shrink.
Hobb's Heirloom premium Cotton Blend batting is 80% cotton and 20% poly, needlepunched and lightly resin bonded. It quilts easily by hand, is washable, and will shrink about 3%, which will give your quilt that great antique, puckered look. We will use their Natural 80/20 in the natural colored quilts and the Bleached 80/20 in the white quilts. It is easier to needle than the 100% cotton batting.
Hobb's Organic 100% Cotton, is a traditional batting that is completely free of pesticides, fertillizers and defoliants. It is needlepunched, extremely clean and will shrink about 5%. While this batting will give an heirloom quilt the most authentic puckered look, it is the more difficult to needle.
Hobb's 100% Wool is a washable wool batt which doesn't shrink. Wool breathes better than other fibers and acts as a natural insulator, helping to maintain comfort summer or winter. Wool quilts like butter!
Please note: we do not ship Queen-sized basted wholecloth quilts outside the USA.
See examples of different ways to use these kits in our Wholecloth Gallery.