With this batting, you can leave up to 10" open between stitches. No bearding, no shifting, no migration! The very evenly layered fibers stay in place with a scrim. Excellent for both hand & machine made quilts. Shrinkage will be about 3% with your first washing. Once quilted can be machine washed again and again without fear of separation or bunching. 45" x 40 yard roll.