I'm working on a very special quilt for a very special person as a gift. I found the absolute PERFECT backing....but....it's a 54x68 beach towel! the motif is so perfect for the recipients personality that I have to make this work somehow, I already set my heart on it. Do I use a very thin cotton batting, or would you use any batting at all? I plan on meander quilting by machine in larger "meanders" rather than the smaller type. It will find its new home in Idaho and I want it to have warmth and substance without being bulky. Any ideas or batting recommendations would be great!