Wadding: (1) Cotton wadding is thick and lightweight. It is a sandwiched between two papery layers of non-fluffy, shiny covering which hold it together. The wadding can be split to half depth. Use for quilting, shoulder pads etc. Polyester wadding is more open and springy and firmer than cotton. It is available in various thicknesses, i.e. 2 oz. 4 oz. 8 oz. 8 oz. per metre. Use for shoulder pads, quilting, padding embroidery.