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Thread: Question: Quilt for two

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    Question: Quilt for two

    This is going to sound like a silly question, but it popped into my head and I wanted to get opinions!

    My husband and I have different thermostats. He is very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. My internal thermostat is always stuck on "hot".

    I was wondering if doubling up on batting, and/or using flannel backing on HIS side of a quilt is feasible?
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    if you double up on the batting it is going to be thicker/puffier on one side- which may make a lop-sided quilt- but if you don't mind that give it a try- it would be easy enough to make a backing that was cotton/flannel or even fleece (very warm & cozy) you could also add warm (features) to the top on his side- like flannel, wools or corduroy appliques that would add additional warmth/weight. try a wool batting too- wool is wonderful batting - is lightweight, breaths, tends to (magically) adjust to your warmth.
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    Give him an extra blanket under the quilt!

    Seriously though, I agree w/ ckcowl, it won't look right.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    With the reverse problem in our family, the second quilt (underneath) for me worked well.

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    I'm not too concerned with how it looks. Our bed is NOT on display lol! It would be under a bedspread, so that doesn't matter much. I'm seriously thinking 2 flat sheets and batting. Usually, in cooler weather, he wears sweat pants and sweat shirt and we have a very heavy comforter and he has an extra blanket and I wear a cotton gown and usually kick the blanket off. And he cranks the heat up and he's still cold! We also have a heated mattress pad that he can control his side and I control mine!

    Wool batting won't run me out?!!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Has he had his thyroid checked lately?

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    DH and I each have our separate covers (he says I am a blanket hog). Works for us, though making the bed is a real pain!!

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    I would just put an extra blanket over his side of the bed. So you could make a quilt to share and his own extra special quilt to go just on his half..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady View Post
    I would just put an extra blanket over his side of the bed. So you could make a quilt to share and his own extra special quilt to go just on his half..
    That is exactly what I do....my internal thermostat is always hot. I have a shared quilt on our bed and a twin size quilt folded at the bottom for my husband to cover with when the ac and fan are making him feel like he is in Alaska.
    Shirley Cooper

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    Definitely get his thyroid checked!

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