Hand-Dyed Organic Cotton Quilt - HEARTS FOR PULSE
LOVE WINS 40 x 62 Inspired by my donation quilt that was made for the Quilts for Pulse project sponsored by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. Love always wins.
ABOUT THE QUILT:
*TOP is originally designed and machine stitched by me and made from organic cottons from my hand dyed fabric collection, as well as unbleached, undyed organic cotton.
*INSIDE is all natural batting that I absolutely love, made from 50% bamboo fibers and 50% certified organic cotton. The softest and most luxurious batting I have ever used and is densely woven so it will last for years and years and not pull apart inside the quilt. Bamboo is a quick growing, sustainable resource that is naturally antibacterial.
*BACK is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton in my Aqua Cloud Doodle print.
*BINDING is handmade with hand-dyed organic cotton in a double French fold style (which has lots of layers of fabric so that the binding, which is usually the first thing to wear thin on an old quilt, will not wear thin over time). It is machine stitched to the quilt.
*Machine pieced and quilted by me with unbleached cotton thread in an abstract pattern.
WHY ORGANIC?? Cotton is used for 50% of the world's fiber needs. Unless you buy organic cotton, it is grown using tons of pesticides and fertilizers. Conventional cotton grown with toxic chemicals accounts for 25% of the world's insecticide use and 10% of the pesticide use. At least 4 of the top 9 chemicals used in treating cotton are considered by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to be highly carcinogenic too!! Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers and is therefore better for the land, the farmers, and for your own well-being. Please research these materials if you have any further questions about their use or environmental benefits.
Made in my smoke-free, pet-free, in-home studio.
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