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    about batting

    Was wondering if anyone can give me suggestion on the best batting to have a more heavy warm feeling when you have it over you. I use the standard low loft warm and natural but it seems so thin. Thanks

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    Have you thought about using minkee for backing? It's warm and very snuggley. I have made several with minkee and only used flannel for batting (washed and dried several times). You don't need much in the way of batting when using minkee or a good quality fleece. And as an added bonus - no binding! Just pull the minkee (or fleece) to the front on the quilt and use a pretty stitch to sew it down. Minkee or fleece is a lot more durable than binding.

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    If I want a really warm quilt I use a wool batt.

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    I recently used a Pellon batting made of recycled materials and it was much heavier than the 80/20 I normally use. My daughter wanted the heavier feel and she got it. Polyester is warmer, but she wanted weight.

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    I second the wool batt for warmth.

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    great suggestions. I will give it a try

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    I use Warm and Natural batting. I can generally find it at Joann's for $15 a yard (90" bolt). I use one layer and I think the quilt is plenty heavy and definitely warm. Perhaps not as warm as double-layered flanels or polyester, but I think the weight and loft is just perfect for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by x7lillies View Post
    I use Warm and Natural batting. I can generally find it at Joann's for $15 a yard (90" bolt). I use one layer and I think the quilt is plenty heavy and definitely warm. Perhaps not as warm as double-layered flanels or polyester, but I think the weight and loft is just perfect for me
    If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can get that same batting, with a 40% off coupon!
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    Go with wool. .. or use two battings.

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    I use 80/20 exclusively and have never tried it, but I would think if you used two layers you would definitely have a very heavy, warm quilt. (I buy Hobbs 80/20 for $4.50 per yard so it would also be very affordable to double it.)

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