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    Sorry - forgot to turn the pic round!

    I've just got some batting for my kids' lap quilts which is dream Poly and it is really thin - not much thicker than felt - I'd thought of using that? I would like to quilt it as well so that's why I wanted a batting.

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    I am quilting the table runner. Just thru the pieced top and the felt (batting ..backing). When I get it done I will post a picture of it. May be a day or two!!!

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    That would be great MK - i've no idea what quilting would look like with felt. When you guys say 'felt' do you mean the same as me? I think of felt as the bright coloured stuff you used to cut in shapes at school to make pictures, or what you stick to the bottom of ornaments to stop them scratching the furniture? But I may be misunderstanding?!

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    I would make it just like a quilt. I don't think weight will be a problem. I have a very heavy quilt hanging over my windows. It is a king size and since I haven't had time to sew the tabs on it yet, it is hanging there with thumbtacks. It hasn't fallen down or been damaged by them. I like that it is heavy because it keeps out the cold.

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    Was trying to take a picture of it (not finished yet!) but the camera was one that my son gave me before going to South Korea and for some reason I can't get it to download the pictures to the PC! User error I DO think!!! LOL I will post you one whenever I get the memory card to work on the reader!!

    This is felt material that I got at Hobby Lobby on a bolt just like your fleece, material etc. It really does feel good to quilt thru.

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    I think maybe Loetta is right. Just use a very lightweight batting and it should hang good. My felt is going on the back of a table runner as I don't want it it "slip" and thinking that a backing would make it kinda slick. The "table " is an old Cedar Chest that belonged to my mom. and too, I haven't had to wash it...yet

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    That's exactly the effect I'm after Lynette, sometimes when the wind's in a certain direction it whistles right down the hallway! And although furnace oil is a little cheaper now, it's still expensive to run!!!

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    K...Great idea, just looking at your pictures, instead of trying to hand the quilt right up again the door and glass, why don't you consider hanging it outside of the door recess :wink:

    Then the cat will have a space to get in easily too :D

    Just had another thought...if you sew a row of curtain tape to the top like regular curtains, but use a pole with wooden rings you will get a nice drape if you want some fullness in it.

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    I used a story made ( hand made from who knows what country ) twin quilt.. star center.. for a bedroom window. I loved that room. It was warm in the winter, cool in the summer. The quilt was perfect. My grandson slept a lot in the room.. "Grandma, that curtain is Pink ! I am a boy !" There weren the curtian idea.. I did save the two pieces. I used clips to hang the curtain on a simple sheer rod. Some day my beautiful window with lace valance will return !!!

    Yes, Great idea for drafts, and summer heat !!

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    Ok I have seen a pattern for a shower curtain before, and it looked really nice. You made it just like a quilt using a lightweight batting. Quilted it and put on the binding. Then you sewed tabs on the top (for your curtain rod to go through) about half an inch below the binding( just so you don't sew into the binding. Hope this helps

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