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Thread: Question about batting

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    I've sewn for many years, but am new (as of 01/01/10) to making quilts. I've only made 5 quilts so far, and have used Warm and Natural for each quilt.

    Does everyone use quilt batting for their quilts? Or has anyone tried using a flannel sheet, or light weight blanket as batting? What are the pros and cons of doing that using a blanket (other than it being a little cheaper)?

    Thanks for your input!
    Jodi

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    Yes, you can use flannel, a layer of cotton fabric or no batting at all. Some call these summer quilts :D:D:D

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    My mom used to use old blankets for batting, her quilts were nice & warm. I have used a matress pad, it worked fine but was a little heavy. :thumbup:

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    You can use whatever you can afford and like to work with. I'm sure the ladies in the covered wagons were not stopping at Joann's!

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    You can use those, I don't because it is quite cold here.

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    I just backed a quilt with fleece and used no batting. It turned out great and is very warm.

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    I mostly use warm and natural...sometimes white and bright. Depends on the project.

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    You can use batting, flannel or blankets. Flannel is very nice to use for inside of wall hangings and table runners because it's flat.
    Janie

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    so far i just use warm & natural. One of the quilting groups i am in uses a polyester batting and i don't like it at all ~ my needle falls thru it and i have a hard time getting small even stitches

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    i use batting

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