Tuscany Cotton Wool Blend is a wonderful combination of 80% fine cotton and 20% superwashed wool. It is designed for hand quilting, as well as machine and long-arm projects. This Tuscany blend will resist bunching and fiber migration. The addition of the wool adds loft, which gives greater detail to the stitching pattern. Wool also lends a nice drape and provides softness without compromising the stability of the batting. It is perfect for wall-hangings or bed quilts. Tuscany Cotton Wool is specifically designed to be used with medium or dark colored fabrics. If used with white or very light fabrics, unbleached cotton can slightly darken the light colors. Quilts with this blend of fibers can be washed many times and will get softer over time. Gentle machine washing and flat drying suggested. You may experience shrinkage of 3-5% and it may be quilted up to 4” apart. We recommend that the quilt maker spend some time learning about this product before using it on a major project. Make samples using this batting to see how it launders and how it needles, both by hand and by machine, so that you can obtain the look you want in your final project.