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Thread: Old Mattress pad for the middle of a Quilt?

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    Old Mattress pad for the middle of a Quilt?

    Has anyone ever used a mattress pad for the batting in a quilt? I was going thru my storage and found three mattress pads that aren't being used. I wondered if I cut off the edges of the pad that maybe it would work in the middle of a quilt. What do you experienced quilters think? I am on my 2nd quilt ever. Just thought this might be a way of recycling.

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    i used one for a charity quilt. the mattress pad had a polyester filling. i don't think i'd use one that has a cotton filling... it might be too heavy and hard to quilt through.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Interesting! I don't know but I'd love to hear what the more experienced ladies think!

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    I have used mattress pads instead of batting, but I tied it, so don't have any actual "quilting" experience with that.

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    I've used them for place mats and wall hangings.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Yes, I have used mattress pads instead of batting in the charity quilts I make. I had not one problem with using them and it really saves me some $$$.

    Does anyone remember sheet blankets? We had sheet blankets on our bed in the summer in NY. I would love to find them again as they would be perfect for the batting for a quilt staying in AZ. They are probably a thing of the past like so many other things we remember from long ago. Sigh!

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    yes they work up nicely I used them for my quilts in my car for emgency
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    oma66, aren't those sheet blankets simply heavy flannel sheets? I know we had them as kids but can't for the life of me remember what weight they were. I found one at a garage sale not so long ago and used it in a couple of kids quilts. It was pretty heavy duty flannel and I just used it on a couple of darker quilts.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Vermont Country Store sells sheet blankets, all sizes.
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    I have used old matress pads for potholder stuffing and quilted through it no problem.

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