I will have to say interesting conversation you started here. I know I have learned a lot. I've actually started googling it but I am not sure how convinced I am to change. I will say you've made me think.
Thanks for the interesting conversation
I'm a material girl....Want to see my fabric collection?
I just found this thread, WOW, scary and thought provoking!
This is pretty interesting- gini
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gini in north idaho
And this. It seems there are two batts now made with this fiber
Darn it it didn't post warm and natural has a product, warm and safe made with the same fibers.
Annie:Funny you should bring this subject up. I made an American flag for my classroom about 18 years ago and have had it up in every room I've been in. But just last week the fire Marshall came in and told me that I either needed treat the quilt with fire retardant spray or remove it from my wall.
I'm not sure it's the quilt per se. As a former fire marshall I was taught that anything on the wall or taped to a fire door is a fire hazard.
Recently at the hospital many flyers and tape etc had to be taken down. Bulletin boards and frames are acceptable.
This is an interesting discussion but I feel there's so much that is potentially harmful in everyday life that nothing is 100% safe.
I saw that. It's called Warm & Safe. Couldn't find it in the stores, either. I think the more that people start asked for this kind of product, the more that stores will begin to carry it.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally received my flame retardant batting from Quilter's Dream Angel Batting. It's awesome. It looks like and feel very soft, like cotton. It has a wonderful smooth texture and feel really good in your hands. Very easy to hand quilt. The loft is low. I purchase the Select which is supposed to be a medium loft but to me, it's a low loft. I'm using two layers of batting which mean I have to order another one. All I can say is that it sews beautifully and I'll have peace of mind. Definately worth the couple of extra dollars.
Fire retardants kill you. You are lucky that they're not used in most battings.