One of my friends told me this story about using clean milk filters as batting during the war. Have never heard this before. They sure could teach us about recycling!!!
I have all of my quilts my grandmother made, so crudely from old mens wool suits....a baby crib quilt, a very large bed quilt and a cotton summer quilt. During the war she lined the insides with cotton milk filters that had been washed and pressed....they sent milk in cans then and milked by hand, then with some hand carried machines. The milk was filtered through a big funnel with the cotton/felt strainer and the milk cans filled and dropped into a huge vat of cold water in the milk house until the milk carrier picked them up and took them to the creamery.