100% Natural Unbleached Cotton Batting, Needle Punched. The cream color could show through a very light fabric and also the natural byproducts of cotton could bleed onto a white fabric leaving a brown stain. Batting allows stitched areas up to 4″. For hand sewing use this 100% cotton with no scrim binder added. Cotton does not beard. ALL cottons can shrink up to 3-5%. Should you use hot temperatures while washing and/or drying a quilt or garment, the fabrics used could shrink 3% if they are not shrunk prior to use. When gentle cycles and cool temperatures are used in washing, a finished quilt or garment made with this 100% cotton batting will be surprisingly durable.