Legacy Soy Blend [soy/cotton 50/50%] can shrink as much as 0-3% due to the cotton content. Testing has proven shrinkage of 0-2% when using gentle washing habits and 3-5% when using very hot temperatures, aggressive agitation and too much time in a hot dryer. Fabrics that have not been presoaked prior to use can shrink up to 3%.
Soy Protein is a new active fiber, a new 'GREEN' textile fiber that feels like skin to skin. Soy is good to your skin and good to the earth and oh-so soft & smooth in a quilt batting. The combination of Soy & Cotton is softer than anything on the market today. Legacy Soy Blend is thin and very easy to needle by hand. It will be super for the "old quilt" look or miniatures or a lightweight bed quilt as well as a garment.
Soy breathes naturally and absorbs moisture. It possesses many kinds of amino acid. A batting made of soy protein fiber has outstanding anti-crease, easy wash, and fast dry properties.
Fibers must be processed to withstand use. Needle punching is the recommended process for cotton and cotton like fibers. We have needle punched this batting onto a very light weight scrim for added strength. The strength of the soy protein fiber is stronger than all other natural fibers and second only in strength to Polyester. Therefore the combination of the scrim binder and the soy & cotton fibers makes for an extremely durable batting. Space between stitches can be as much as 8" to 10".
You need only touch this batting to know the softness that if offers. Be confident in your choice.