Do you ever read the instructions on batting? I only do when I’m working with a new-to-me batting and sometimes I learn a new thing. In this case I learned that the manufacturer recommends washing the cotton/poly batting before using, or after quilting.
Since I wasn’t sure I’d want to wash after quilting I decided to do it beforehand. I put in the tub with a little bit of Soak. You don’t have to rinse Soak out, making it a good choice. The wet batting reminded me of oatmeal.
I let it soak 15 minutes as per instructions, and then I let the water out. As I squeezed the batting I realized that the water was not clear. It wasn’t bad, but I can understand why washing is recommended.
It didn’t take long for it to dry on my rack out in the sunshine.
Some batting instructions suggest washing, others do not. Either way, following instructions is important. And you know what? Washing batting in the tub is a lot easier than I had imagined it would be.