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    Hi everyone,

    I want to make a quilt for my bed. I live in Utah and the summers can be pretty warm. I like to be able to pull a quilt up around me, but I don't want it to be too hot. My husband can wake up in the middle of the night, with just sheets over him and be sweating like crazy. I guess what I want is a lightweight summer quilt, so what kind of batting would you use.

    Thanks

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    My mother is in Puerto Rico and she uses no batting at all. She makes her top,lays the backing, and only holds the two layers together sewing straight lines about 1/8 inch from the seam lines, on the side where the fabric was folded to. This way she is at least sewing on 4 layers and it holds well. Her quilts are great to use in the summer mornings, when is not hot yet.

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    Nothing in the middle or a thin lite weight polyester batting ?

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    What about a flannel sheet in the middle? It would at least give it some stability.

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    I made my SIL a quilt. It's hot here in the summer, so she had me make it with no batting and just a piece of thicker soft white fabric that we got from my MIL. I'm not sure what kind it was, but it's about the thickness of flannel.

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    Mom used a thin sheet blanket or a piece of muslin in as batting in our summer quilts, but you could use just the top and a backing. It would wash easily and not be too hot.

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    You know I never thought of making a thinner summer quilt. Using muslin is a neat idea. I learn something from yall practically everyday. Thanks

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    I would use 100% cotton. Whatever type that you decide on, even a 100% cotton sheet would work. I wouldn't get a real high thread count though, they tend to be much thicker and heavier. Actually look for your lower end sheets. Cotton will breath so it won't make it so warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaT
    You know I never thought of making a thinner summer quilt. Using muslin is a neat idea. I learn something from yall practically everyday. Thanks
    Just make sure you wash it first, muslin has a tendency to shrink pretty badly. You can buy it in the really wide widths so it works well. If you don't think it will be stable enough use a layer for batting and something else or a second layer for backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    What about a flannel sheet in the middle? It would at least give it some stability.

    Ditto.

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