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Thread: Question about Batting

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    Senior Member MaggieLou's Avatar
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    Question about Batting

    I'm making a quilt for my GD who lives in FL. What would be the lightest weight batting to use. Since they only get 2 days of winter I don't want anything that would be too heavy or hot. I don't want to quilt it without batting because I want it to have more body than without. TIA
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    I just made 2 baby quilts for a Dallas, TX friend & just used one layer of an old flannel sheet for batting.
    It felt very soft & cuddly. I was very pleased with the result.

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    You can use just a layer of muslin for the batting for a really lightweight quilt. A friend of mine has a quilt she used a soy, cotton blend batting in and it's fairly lightweight. Quilter's Dream makes a really thin cotton batting.

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    For very light weight quilts , I prefer Cream White or Cream Rose, it has a bit more fluff than a flannel or muslin , but its very very light and 100 percent cotton.
    I think you would like it for this use !

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    I would use a light weight cotton batting.
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    I live in Central Florida and I use Hobbs 80/20 cotton/polyester, or Hobbs 80/20 wool/polyester, or warm and natural , or any cotton/poly blend. Since most people in Florida have Central air, (and cotton breathes) cotton batting is fine.

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    I'm using Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting cld Request. It's really light weight. The Hobbs 100% cotton batting also seemed pretty light weight.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Quilters Dream is a wonderful light weight bat. I love it.

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    I made one and used flannel................calla

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    Quilters Dream Request is very light & looks so nice.

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