Cotton Upholstery Batting Fabric
- Product ID: SF27X16
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 27"
- Length: 12 Yards (Approximate)
- Thickness: 2" (Approximate)
Sold: Sold by the Roll
Weight: 13 lbs (Approximate)
- Features: Easy to cut with scissors or a knife, Conforms to contours without separation
- Common Uses: Upholstery Arms, Backing & Other Padding
This quality 2" thick cotton upholstery batting will add softness to your sofa at a reasonable price. Chemical-free and easy to cut with scissors or a knife. For upholstery arms, backing and other padding. 27" width, approximately 12 yard lengths.
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Why did you choose this?
Does the cotton batting come in smaller rolls for reupholstering?
BEST ANSWER: This is currently the smallest roll we carry.
Any chemicals in this cotton?
BEST ANSWER: There are no chemicals in this cotton batting.
My couch pillows are flat and I would like to fatten up the existing batting that is in them. Is this the right material to use? There is only batting in them now, no foam.
BEST ANSWER: You could use this. But if all you're using is batting, I think over time it will compress and become less "fluffy." I use this as a layer over foam on cushions, seats, seat backs, and arm rests.
Will one bundle be enough to fill a 21" x 11" leather ottoman/pouf? I want it to be full and firm after stuffing.
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure of the firmness you are looking for, however; the quantity of the box should fill the size ottoman you have described. I use this batting for upholstery and have been very pleased with its performance.
How many bundles will I need to cover an 84 1/2 x 18 x 2 piece of foam enough to end up at 4" total?
BEST ANSWER: one bundle should do it. I make wider futons than that and about same length with no foam and use two bundles. Deborah
Hi ! I want to make a quilted full size comforter . Is one bundle enough ? Also , is this clean and ready to use for filling comforters?
Where this Cotten is coming from? Thanks!!
BEST ANSWER: This is loose cotton batting used for upholstering furniture. If it were in a quilt, it would not hold together. There is natural cotton batting for quilts that is better suited for your purposes.
Is this the best product for bench cushions along with foam?
BEST ANSWER: No... I would recommend poly batting (or Dacron) to wrap around foam for a bench cushion. This cotton batting is for reupholstering furniture.
Can I use this for a dining chair seat?
BEST ANSWER: You can use it on top of foam for extra cushion, but we wouldn't recommend using it on its own because it wouldn't provide enough support.
I am making a tufted mattress style bench seat and would like to use cotton batting since I have several bales already. How much compression is typical if only using the cotton batting? Right now I am 8 layers high. Thanks!
BEST ANSWER: This product is really only meant to be used to round out corners and add a little padding to arm cushions on vintage chairs. It's not recommended to be used entirely on its own as cushioning.
I would like to make a large futon mattress....would this cotton padding work for that?
BEST ANSWER: You would need something with more structure like a sheet of high density upholstery foam or a foam mattress pad or thinner foam mattress in the appropriate mattress size, but this would be great for wrapping the foam as would the Dacron Cushion Wrap previously suggested or some polyester quilt batting.
My niece is having a baby and has hard wood floors. She wants me to make her a "quilt" to put on the floor to lay the baby on that is super soft and padded to lay the baby on. Would this work as the batting in the quilt? How would this stand up to being washed?
BEST ANSWER: We suggest Quilters Dream cotton or wool batting. The wool is the thickest and the supreme is the thicker of the cottons. If you need more thickness, they can be doubled up. They all wash well.
I would like to fatten up the existing batting in my couch cushions. Which would be best to use, cotton or polyester? There is no foam in the cushions, only batting.
BEST ANSWER: I prefer polyester batting for that purpose. It holds its shape better and is more sturdy. I love this cotton, but I use it in upholstery in areas where it will be held tightly in place by fabric. If it's used somewhere that it's able to move around a lot, it will tear and bunch up. Being a natural product, this can leave the surface uneven as it is more dense in some areas than others and contains the occasional cotton seed. The polyester batting can be used to contain the original loose stuffing and will provide the cushions with shape and stability and will smooth the surface. I actually prefer to use a polyester quilt batting (like the Mountain Mist Buffalo Batt Light referenced below) when there's no foam because it has more structure that the Dacron Cushion Wrap, but either is fine.
How is it adhered to foam?
BEST ANSWER: It sticks to everything.
Restoring my 1927 Pontiac Coupes seat cushion and seat back in a tuck and roll pattern. Can this batting be used to fill the 4 inch rolls and be capable of keeping its shape without compressing?
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Very easy to work with. Keeps its shape. You can layer as much as you need and roll it to any shape and it will keep its form
Some reviews have said this is a bag of stuffing. Is this a roll of batting or a box full of fluff?
BEST ANSWER: It is a roll of batting
What is the weight of this cotton batting per yard? I am trying to determine density. Thanks.
BEST ANSWER: The weight is about 1 pound per yard or a bit more.
How to wash upholstery batting?
BEST ANSWER: Do Not Wash with water as it will pack down and not drying fast enough will mildew. I would recommend using a dry cleaning procedure if possible. Packing down will also run the loft that you have and will cause wrinkling in the fabric due to the packing down.
Hope this helps you but if not feel free to ask further questions.
Hi I wanted to restuff a vintage stuffed animal. Would this work?
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this material to restore a 60's era car interior. The material is an exact duplicate of the original batting used between the seat springs and the vinyl seat material. That application sees a lot of the same type of compression and wear that you'd probably see in a vintage stuffed animal, so I think it might be a good option if it was used originally.
Would you make the seat one long piece? And double the thickness?
BEST ANSWER: yep you could, we use 3 x the thickness.
I need soft cotton for an art project. Will this cotton easily peel apart so it could be applied in thinner layers?
I am padding a dress form and I need the kind of batting that will stick to itself as it is applied. This should hold until I put the muslim cover over the batting--will this type batting work?
I am redoing antique custom box springs that were made for 4 poster beds ...the corners are cut out to fit around the posts. The original box springs had a burlap layer over the springs and then a thick...approx 2 inch.... layer of what appeared to be cotton batting over the burlap. Would this batting be good to use in this case?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it sounds like this would work for you.
Making a new chair cushion with new Marshall springs unit. Is this the batting to use?
BEST ANSWER: This could work, or any of our other upholstery padding:
Is this cotton bleached?
BEST ANSWER: This cotton upholstery batting is unbleached.
I am building a new couch using a new oak frame and the springs from the original 60 year old unit. the springs are in fine shape, but I want to replace the batting and burlap and use new fabric to cover it. what batting would you recommend?
BEST ANSWER: Cotton upholstery batting is often used for antique furniture that gets occasional use. We suggest using Dacron padding for items that get lots of use.
Would this be ok to tear by hand for craft projects like beards?
Is one bundle enough for a chair reupholstery?
BEST ANSWER: Yes. In the Details section you will see that one bundle is 12 yards long and 13 lbs.
Do you carry this wider I need 33 inch wide?
BEST ANSWER: This is the widest we offer in this specific type of batting.
I have two leather power recliners that are about 12 years old. The padding in the seats is so flattened, you can feel the frame with your bottom. The backrests are no longer firm, so my back curves right into them. I have spinal issues now and can no longer sit on these recliners without causing my back to spasm. Would this product be the best choice to firm up these recliners? New power leather recliners with lumbar support are ridiculously expensive at $1500 a piece!
I am looking for batting to go over new foam cushions for my antique sofa . I feel this product will work better than quilt batting but not sure. My concern is that your cotton batting may not stay in place in my cushion and might bunch up. I also like to know what type of fabrics that I would use to cover the spring on a wooden frame that will have upholstery fabric in the front and will attach to fabric that will not be seen but will cover the burlap and batting the is covering the springs. This frame than sits on the wooden sofa frame. What are your recommendations?fThank you sherry
BEST ANSWER: This cotton batting will work well. The other option is Cushion Dacron Wrap. Either way, you can use spray adhesive to secure the batting to the foam. As for the fabric, I think you may be looking for upholstery deck cover.
Great quality cotton batting at a great price
After extensive research into what would best suit my desire to have a natural, light weight, economical material with which to stuff my pouf, I came across the Online Fabric Store and this cotton batting.
It is the perfect material for my needs. It arrived in record time was extremely economical and was very easy to work with. My pouf looks fabulous. It has added value to the piece as well being an all natural yet lightweight filler.
September 17, 2017
1 year ago
Exactly what my antique sofa needed!
I purchased this product based on the company's description. I was needing this cotton batting to reupholster an antique sofa and it is exactly the same as the stuff I am replacing! It is working out great and I would highly recommend it.
November 4, 2017
1 year ago
I love this for all of my upholstery projects! Great quality and it was shipped quickly. Thank you!
June 22, 2017
over 2 years ago
good communication, good value
timely communication, good description, good value. Arrived in a reasonable time. I'm quite pleased. I'd use this site again if needed.
September 12, 2017
1 year ago
Exactly what we needed
This was perfect for restoring the seats in our classic car.
February 19, 2018
1 year ago
True to original
Replaced original cotton from my 65 year old chairs but wanted to stay true to chair's roots. Much denser for arm padding than synthetic. Slight debris dust and slight odor from bug spray. But it is Awesome, and much better than reusing original cotton.
November 24, 2018
4 months ago
just what I needed quickly shipped, thanks'
April 25, 2018
11 months ago
Nice product very similar to the batting used in antique automobiles.
in the process of upholstring my 1927 Pontiac landau coupe in a tuck and roll pattern. Purchased a roll of cotton batting to use to stuff the 4” x 36” rolls. Batting is performing as expected.
September 7, 2018
7 months ago
fast service, just what I needed.
January 7, 2019
3 months ago
gOOD QUALITY. gREAT PRICE!
March 11, 2019
3 weeks ago