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Thread: Quilt batting for colder climates

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    well I'm a new quilter and we are in the south but it still gets cold here and with wood heat the bedrooms are not toasty. For dd's quilt I have used an old blanket. I'm still finishing it up but it is heavy and warm. Hopefully it will be on her bed in the next week or so. For the quilts I'm making the boys I'm thinking about fleece for the batting with a flannel backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    I love the Warm and Natural batting. It is all natural cotton (also comes in white) that is light but very warm. If you wanted you could double it to make the quilt thicker.
    I do understand cold and the need for quilts... January at Gram's in PA with a coal furnace two floors down!
    I also love using the Warm and Natural batting. But once I tried doubling the batting in a baby quilt, and found that it made it rather stiff. I vowed I wouldn't do that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    I love the Warm and Natural batting. It is all natural cotton (also comes in white) that is light but very warm. If you wanted you could double it to make the quilt thicker.
    I do understand cold and the need for quilts... January at Gram's in PA with a coal furnace two floors down!
    I use warm and natural for all my quilts

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    The Walmart near my home has closed their fabric dept. and I found another Walmart that still carries fabric. I'm careful about buying fabric from Walmart for quilts because some of it is too poor in quality to put into a quilt. I found some high quality flannel called super flannel at that Walmart. Thanks for the suggestions to use flannel on the back of the quilt. With the Warm and natural batting and the super flanel this should be plenty warm for warmth and comfort. I could hardly believe I found this flannel at Walmart, so guess you never know what you might find if you look for it.

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    Thanks for the tip. I had planned to double the Warm and natural batting...but I hate stiff quilts. So will stick with one layer of warm and natural and a flannel backing. (You probably saved me from a disaster...much thanks.

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    Be sure to wash the flannel before using it in a quilt because it will probably shrink quite a bit.

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    Is there a reason she doesn't want wool? That would be the warmest, I would think.

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    Doesn't wool shrink a lot when you wash a quilt?

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    Some wool will shrink, but I think there are some that say they are washable and dryable. I haven't used it yet, but I plan to soon.

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