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    Super Member earthwalker's Avatar
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    Well....off you go, grab that blanket and get it quilted or tied. Oh, and don't forget we would love to see a pic when you have it on your bed. Happy quilting (and never forget the roots of our magnificent obsession....we quilters are thrifty and creative).

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    Good ideas, I buy batting a Micheals with the 50% off coupon, in Canada I can get a queen Heirloom 80/20 for 15.00 with the coupon. I'm sure your Micheals would sell them for half of that. Or Hobby Lobby with the 40% Coupon is a good deal too. I've used old flannel sheets for lightweight quilts and a corduroy type blanket fleece bedspread that I didn't want any longer, it made a warm heavy quilt.
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    Good ideas, I buy batting a Micheals with the 50% off coupon, in Canada I can get a queen Heirloom 80/20 for 15.00 with the coupon. I'm sure your Micheals would sell them for half of that. Or Hobby Lobby with the 40% Coupon is a good deal too. I've used old flannel sheets for lightweight quilts and a corduroy type blanket fleece bedspread that I didn't want any longer, it made a warm heavy quilt.
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

    Blessings! Ruth

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    I have two very old wool blankets I have thought about using as batting. I know it would be very warm and they are both lighter colors.

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    As previously mentioned, so long as the blanket is preshrunk. I've used old sheets for batting some tablecloths I quilted. They turned out great. You know whatever works...works! I say go for it.

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    Mattress covers !!!!!!!!!! Why didn't I think of that !!!!!! Thanks for the great idea.

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    I have done several using the light "summer" blankets. They are a little hard to find now, though - unless someone can steer me to some online. Again, be sure to wash in hot water first in case it shrinks.

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    My MIL uses old blankets all the time in her quilts.
    I have a mattress pad that I can't use on my bed anymore (went to a split king). I will have to save that for when I make a quilt for our bed. Thanks for the tip!

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