About Our Materials and Products...
Our fabric is high quality 100% cotton, from companies such as Robert Kaufman, Maywood Studios, RJR, P&B Textiles, Marcus Brothers, and E.E. Schenck Company. If you have been using other fabrics, you will be able to feel the difference! It is softer and smoother, and has a tighter weave, so it will last longer.
Our batting is Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting by The Warm Company. It is a very soft needlepunched, unbleached cotton that does not contain any chemicals, resins or glues. It can be quilted every 8-10" apart. Unlike polyester batting, it will not 'beard', or come up through your quilting. It will not separate or bunch. I tried 7 different battings, for both hand and machine quilting, and I found this to be the best to work with. Because it shrinks after washing, it gives your quilt a puckered look like that of an antique quilt. Made in the U.S.A.
Our thread is high quality Gutermann 100% cotton mercerized hand quilting thread. It has a special finish to ensure easy hand sewing through all of the fabric layers.
Our pins, made of nickle plated steel, are extra long (1-3/4") for basting and holding your sewing projects together.
Our patterns and kits contain directions for machine piecing and rotary cutting.
Blackberry Quilts products are made in the U.S.A. with fair labor. We donate 5% of our profits to Mountain Women's Resource Center, which operates a women's shelter and hotline.