Thank you all for your caring comments yesterday, I really appreciate it ☺️
Some of you may remember I was contemplating using a bamboo batting for this quilt so it would be lightweight during summer, but in the end I chose not to, and I thought I would share why!
When it comes to information regarding bamboo, the only thing consistent is the inconsistencies - recently I have seen bamboo batting promoted as the most luxurious of all battings, while others suggest it is a chemical cocktail that should be avoided if you have any skin or allergy sensitivities - quite opposing opinions!!
After some research my understanding is that bamboo batting is actually a form of rayon. It is likely that the bamboo has undergone an intensive chemical treatment process to turn the cellulose into the final product (a process which cannot keep any natural antimicrobial properties intact).
The idea that this batting is still marketed as a 'green' alternative seems to me to possibly be misleading, and in the end I felt that if I bought a bamboo batting I didn't actually know what it was I would be getting.
Please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying bamboo is bad, I'm sure that there's a much bigger picture to be understood, and if you use it and love it, that's great! Personally I would like more consistent information before I commit to using it in a quilt, and so far I haven't found information I feel I can trust ☹️ - but it's definitely an interesting topic and one I wish was a little more transparent!
And for those of you who are wondering, the batting I chose to use instead was Quilters Dream Request - it has an extremely low loft making it the perfect choice for a lightweight summer quilt 👍🏻 -what do you look for in the perfect batting?