I'm a novice quilter, and I have some questions about when it is, or isn't, necessary to quilt smallish blankets. I mostly make baby blankets and lap quilts, up to 40" x 60" or so, and I don't usually use patterns or other instructions.
If I'm making a blanket with cotton on the top and bottom and batting in between, it's obvious that it needs to be quilted.
What about a blanket with a cotton or flannel top and a plush backing fabric? Is it okay to use no batting and not quilt it? Should it be quilted anyway once it reaches a certain larger size?
Is it ever advisable to use Minky as a backing fabric with no batting or quilting?
Two plush fabrics, back to back, no batting: does it ever need to be quilted?
Any other advice or general principles you could give me along these lines would be greatly appreciated!