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Thread: Does denim need batting?

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    Does denim need batting?

    Does a denim quilt top with cotton back need batting? I am concerned that it will be too heavy. Need your opinion.

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    denimn comes in a variety of weights.
    the lightest of these would work well with batting.

    jeans-weight plus batting would most likely be very heavy.

    if you do choose to use batting i recommend you find the lowest loft possible.
    warm & natural, for example, would not be the ideal in this case.

    Quilter's Dream makes a very low loft batting.
    Hobbs Heirloom is a nice light batting, too.
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    I save all old jeans and cut them up to make quilts. I do not use batting. It's way to heavy and plenty warm enough without it

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    I made a king size quilt with jeans denim and batting. It is so heavy we don't use it. You have to lift it up to turn over. I took it to one soccer game in the snow. It was warm, but very heavy to carry.

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    I made a rag quilt from denim for my grandson and I did not use batting. It would have been too heavy. It turned out great!

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    Would you back it with light weight flannel?

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    batting is always a personal choice- back in the 80's my mom & siblings made dozens of denim patch work quilts (with buffalo batts) and sold them in a lighthouse gift shop- they were heavy- lofty- fabulous quilts people snatched up-
    some people do not like heavy quilts and forgo batting often regardless of top/backing- some people make flannel quilts without batting -some always put in batting- some make fleece quilts with batting some without- i always decide on the purpose of the quilt- do i want it heavy warm? then i use batting- is it for picnics in the park in the summer time? then no batting---make it the way you want to.
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    I think it depends on where your quilt will be used. I've made several denim quilts that were to be used in FL so definitely no batting. I backed it with cotton.

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    I just backed the one I made with flannel, and used no batting. If you are wanting to use batting, would suggest the lightest one.

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    Some of my quilting friends have actually used flannel instead of batting.
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