I am in the finishing stages of a quilt for my dear friend's DH. She describes him as "just your average redneck cowboy". She is bringing me all of his old "Wranglers" to use as the backing so that he can take it hunting, camping, and so on. Wrangler makes a pretty heavy denim, so any advice you have would be so appreciated. I will be machine quilting, and do not know if a batting is even needed. Help?