Quilters Dream Cotton starts with the finest USA cotton and is carded, crosslapped and specially needlepunched. The special process prevents shifting and lumping. It has a very high thermal value, warm yet light. Stitching up to 8" apart allows quilters wonderful freedom of design. Needles (by machine and hand) glide smoothly through the fine, consistent, even webbing. The finished quilt may be machine washed and dried. Shrinkage is minimal. No glue, scrim or binders. Prewashing is not recommended.