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

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    Here's my problem. I need to use two comforters on my bed in winter time. We keep the heater down low at night. Even with a little portable heater I still need two comforters. I hate making the bed and trying to get them even.

    I want to eventually make a double bed size quilt for my room but I want it to be warm enough so that I don't need anything else with it. I was hoping someone could give me a suggestion as to what synthetic batting would be the best for warmth. I would send it off to be machine quilted but I'm thinking in terms of washing and drying it. I don't want it to take for ever to dry.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

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    Have you thought about a blue jean quilt ? They are heavy

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    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

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    To quilts with wool batting. would be just right, That is what I will use for our personal quilts.

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    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.

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    I made a heavy quilt using a blanket for the back and wool batting inside.

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    yes, i agree, wool batting is your best bet. if that is not financially possible, what about a fleece backing?

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    I haven't tried this yet, it's a little more expensive, but not as expensive as wool.

    It's Hobb's Thermore batting

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...g__D20825.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I haven't tried this yet, it's a little more expensive, but not as expensive as wool.

    It's Hobb's Thermore batting

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...g__D20825.html
    There was just another thread tonight asking about Thermore. Too lazy to link now. Sorry.

    Actually, Thermore is probably the lightest, least warmest batting on the market. ;-)
    It's used primarily for jackets and items requiring a nice drape, or a lightweight summer quilt.


    Least warmest - is that even remotely grammatically correct?
    Least warm - doesn't look right either.
    I need a nap.

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    Here's another option - I've purchased wool battings from here for quilts ... the process they use for their wool is unique and results in wool that is used successfully by people who have wool allergies. Turns out that the allergies are usually to the chemicals in the treating processes not the wool itself.

    Check out the mattress pad....
    http://cedarviewfarms.org/index-10.html

    I've met her personally, use her products, am happy to recommend them. And she's done presentations for our guild :)

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