- GOTS Organic Cotton
- Local Wool
- Three-sided zipper
This case is a quilt to complete your mattress. Natural latex slabs fit inside very nicely, as does our wool batting or any other fill. While it is very simple to use, it adds an elegant finishing look to your mattress. It is flexible, not constraining your pressure points sinking into your fill. It is comfortable and breathable and provides protection from the elements to your fill inside it. Its traditional look completes any mattress build and adds a polished look to your DIY mattress.
Of all our tickings, this case is the strongest, able to withstand the weight of natural latex and even millet hulls with its lock stitching. Its thickness also serves to protect natural latex fill from the elements better than our knit ticking does, giving you a few more years of life out of your latex. Not surprisingly, common elements such as daily use, sunlight, poor air quality, temperature changes due to body heat and air vents can age your latex slightly faster than an unused piece of latex stored somewhere dark and dry.
The wool is quilted between two sheets of GOTS organic cotton fabric, our double knit on top and a heavy muslin on bottom. Sealed with a three-sided zipper to allow easy access to loading and rearranging your fill. It opens like a book with the spine on either side.
The wool is 12 ounces of wool per square yard of fabric.
Custom sizes available, contact us.
Should your Quilted Ticking become soiled and need to be washed, you may HAND WASH it, just like our other wool products. Vinegar or hydrogen peroxide may also be used for sanitizing or spot cleaning.
These instructions are not difficult, but should be read to avoid shrinking your ticking. Shrinking is caused in part by the rubbing of the wool fibers against each other. As the fibers are rubbed against each other, they intertwine, shortening their length. Avoid over agitating the wool by scrubbing. Strong soaps will raise the PH of the wool and cause it to felt. Drastic heat changes in the water will also cause the wool to felt.
- Let your ticking felt float, submerged in a tub, such as your bathtub, full of tepid water.
- Push it down and around until no bubbles appear.
- Let it sit. As it sits, you will see the dust being released and floating on the surface of the water. If you choose to choose a soap, use a wool soap such as Eucalan.
- Drain water and gently squeeze out water.
- Fill tub again to rinse. Rinse by letting it sit again for half an hour.
- Squeeze and rinse again if necessary.
- Drain water and press out the extra water in the ticking. You may use the centrifugal force of the spin cycle in your washing machine to wring extra water out.
- Hang up or ideally lay flat to dry in the sun to dry. Sunlight is a natural sanitizer. Do not use an automatic dryer as it will mat the wool.
After it has dried for a day or so, you should have a fresh smelling Quilted Ticking ready to use.