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Organic quilting cotton is cotton that is grown from non-genetically modified plants without using any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial agents. Stash Fabrics stocks organic quilting cotton by the yard from several manufacturers such as Cloud9 Fabrics, Windham Fabrics, Monaluna Organic Fabrics, and Birch Fabrics.
Organic cotton is cotton that is grown organically from non-genetically modified plants without using any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides aside from natural ones allowed by the certified organic labeling. Organic cotton is made without toxic materials and contaminating pesticides, and it's also grown in healthier soil. Because of this, textiles made from organic cotton are mostly higher quality fabric. To get certification, an organic cotton must meet the standards of a recognized international or national standard organization, generally in regards to percentage of organic cotton in the textile as well as natural farming methods.
You may machine wash organic quilting cotton with mild detergent in cold water on a gentle cycle. Do not use bleach. You can tumble dry on a low setting, or alternatively you can hang or lay flat to dry. Fabric softener is not recommended for organic cotton as it may clog the weave of the fabric and cause it to lose its natural softness.