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    help me get warm

    I have been asked to make a warm bedspread. They would like flannel for the backing and a very warm batting. They live in a very chilly part of Wisconsin so the warmer the better. Is it possible to use 2 layers of warm and natural or is there a better idea?
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    You might look into wool batting, also polyester (not the thick kind) is warmer than cotton

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    I would use Quilter's Dream poly. It is very warm and doesn't shrink but it's easy to work with like a good cotton.

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    Depending on how you're doing the actual quilting I would not recommend 2 layers of W&N. Did that once and hand quilted it - painful doesn't come close to describing THAT experience. Now, if you're machine quilting, it might be okay. I've had recipients tell me that the quilts I've made for them - regular cotton front/back and one layer of W&N for the batting were surprisingly warm. I did make one for my niece with a flannel backing as her room is very cold in the winter. She's only 9 so hard to say if she really finds it warm enough but supposedly that is the case.

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    Thank you for the feedback. The quilt will be machine quilted and topstitched. I am making a Green Bay Packers quilt but, this time for a King sized bed instead of twin. I am going to Jo Ann fabrics today to get things started. The quilt I made for my bed in cotton top and bottom and warm and natural batting. My old bedroom was so cold I used an electric blanket besides the quilt.

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    I would say for them to use two quilts.

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    I really would not use two layers of Warm and Natural on a King sized quilt. It will be awfully heavy. I would use wool batting instead.

    Some people, especially those who grew up with them, like heavy quilts. As an older woman, I do not like sleeping under anything heavy and I also would find it difficult to move a quilt like that around. My dh would have to wash it, as the added water would make it *really* heavy!

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    I second the idea of wool batting....perhaps even silk if you can find it...
    I know my silk socks are the warmest ever
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    ha, that's what I do ;-)
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    I made the baby a quilt for her to lay on the floor with (to play with her gym) - I used two packages of warm and natural came out great - was easy to machine quilt. Nice and soft for her.
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