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Thread: Here's what I want to make. What do I need to make it.?

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    You need an electic heating mattress pad. Lovely! Bet you will only need one quilt then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful
    You need an electic heating mattress pad. Lovely! Bet you will only need one quilt then.
    I agree with the above..

    also you can make a poly blanket.. I love mine, nice and heavy, super warm and holds up like iron.. Im sure you can find polyester in any thrift store too..

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    i made a quilt with alot of black and had a hard time finding dark batting. i used black fleece and machine quilted it. it worked very well, however, it is VERY heavy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    Several people have mentioned fleece, I wonder if it could be used successfully as batting. Has anyone tried? Seems to me it would be light weight but very warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    i made a quilt with alot of black and had a hard time finding dark batting. i used black fleece and machine quilted it. it worked very well, however, it is VERY heavy.
    Hobbs Heirloom (80/20) and Warm&Natural (cotton) both have black battings.

    I have a bolt of the black W&N. The manager at the local Joann's approached me a couple of years ago and said she couldn't sell it, and it was taking up space. She sold it to be at a ridiculous discount. I think I paid under $20.

    It's great. Same quality and characteristics of the natural.

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    I'm always cold, my RN GD tells me it's my thyroid. I also no longer have a hot blooded sleeping mate, so have to rely on coverings to keep me warm at night. I wear heavy knitted socks and flannel gowns/pjs, flannel sheets and a down comforter. I sleep quite well then even with the heat set at 55=60 at night.
    That down comforter is my best friend. It's like sleeping under a cloud, like someone else just said. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    How about wool batting?

    Pricey (can be very, very pricey) but would be pretty warm.

    This is crazy expensive, but it looks luscious...
    http://www.shepherdsdream.com/p-40-e...l-batting.aspx


    maybe expensive but you would only use it once and merino blankets are twice the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    wowo. That is expensive. My dear friend gave me an old, and probably expensive comforter from her mom. It was 80's style but super warm. I'm guessing it had this wool batting. I re-covered it with a pieced top and some 15 years later it's still the warmest thing ever.

    I've also used old electric blankets for batting and backing (with the wires removed obviously). The ones with the batting used as the backing are my snuggles that I always keep close by.
    Do I understand correctly? your batting is outside the quilt? sounds snuggly. How does it hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoyjoyMarie
    I have to put in my two cents for warm sleeping. I used to live in some really cold places in the Rocky Mountains, and this is what I worked out for warm sleeping in a cold room.
    One: an electric mattress pad manually or set with a timer to warm the bed for an hour or two before bedtime, then off. Two: a wool blanket underneath top sheet.
    Three: A goosedown comforter with a washable duvet over us. (It's like sleeping under a cloud :)
    Four: a hot blooded sleeping partner. This bed is also easy to make in the morning, because you just shake the comforter and it falls to the bed. Easy peasy..

    So for your quilt, you might consider making it the top of a duvet cover, and the bottom could be a simple sheet.
    :roll: Hope item #4 a joke; been laughing myself silly! at the thought of easy way to get warm blooded hubby awake.

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