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Thread: Batting

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    I want to make a quilt for my granddaughter who has just moved into a double bed. What is the warmest machine quilt batting I could use?

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    I don't use it, but wool is probably one of the warmest.

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    dream wool!
    fleece also works wonderfully and boy is it warm!

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    Yes, I think wool is the warmest.

    Be careful if you choose wool. I myself would only use Hobbs, but some have posted that Quilter's Dream wool is good too. Other brands may be more likely to beard or shrink unevenly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    dream wool!
    fleece also works wonderfully and boy is it warm!
    Are you using the fleece as a batting or do you just back it with the fleece making a 2 layer quilt? I just gave my niece a quilt and she says it's not warm. I noticed the last quilt I made for myself was not very warm either so I backed hers with flannel. I think both quilts were made with dream cotton. I need to keep better records.

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    What would you use if you just wanted a higher loft. I use all cotton batting, either Warm and Natural or the other big name 100% cotton one. I can't remember the name.

    I don't want to do wool, wouldn't that shrink when washed, and poly you can't iron.

    Suggestions?

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    I would not use wool, as it takes special care to wash or have it dry cleaned

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    Wool is definately the warmest. But not all wool battings are the same... Some are machine washable, some shrink ALOT, some shrink very little. DO a bit of reasearch and read the package very carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    Wool is definately the warmest. But not all wool battings are the same... Some are machine washable, some shrink ALOT, some shrink very little. DO a bit of reasearch and read the package very carefully.
    good advice,

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    I love wool. I hand quilt & my needles slide through it effortlessly. The first time I wash my quilt after its finished I dry it. This shrinks just enough to make my quilting pop. After that I recommend the recipients hang it to dry. Its very warm & snugly. Be sure to read the quilting recommendations. Ive also used it for my SID machine quilts.

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