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Thread: Batting in tropics!

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    Making a queen size quilt and dh said..don't make this one so heavy and hot. :hunf:

    So...should I just use flannel sheet for the backing and forget about batting? Have used wm/nat in past but too heavy I guess for summer weight. Not concerned about not seeing a quilting pattern. Just gonna stitch in the ditch. Using a carpenter's wheel block pattern.

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    I would make a "summer quilt". Cotton top and back, no batting.

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    I think that Hawaiian quilts are just made with only top and backing fabric as well. Quilts don't have to be hot, just addictive.

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    No batting, a cotton fabric for batting, flannel, what ever works for the type of climate you have in your area. :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    I would make a "summer quilt". Cotton top and back, no batting.
    Ditto on what grammyp says.

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    Here is a quilt I made using just the top and cotton backing. You get no dimension in the quilting so I just did stitch on the ditch. I LOVE it on our bed in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    Here is a quilt I made using just the top and cotton backing. You get no dimension in the quilting so I just did stitch on the ditch. I LOVE it on our bed in the summer.
    your quilt looks GREAT, I'm glad you mentioned the quilting part, I was wondering about that!

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    Well now I have another project to add to my list!
    I use a regular quilt only a month or two out of the year so that would be a great idea. As a matter of fact this past winter was the worst cold I have had here where I am in Florida 24 years. I used my quilt a lot more than I ever have since making it.

    Sounds like an other quilt for me!

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    Ohhh, I need to make one like that. I always sleep with my quilts. There is no vent in my upstairs bedroom so it can get a little warm. That would be perfect for my bed.

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