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Thread: Warmer!

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    I put w/n in all my quilts and yes they are light in weight but warm. However my very first quilt I made many years ago has poly batting in it andit too is light weight but soooooo much warmer than any quilt I have made thus far. I guess if he means heavy you might want to use more than one layer of W/N, whatever works.

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    In my opinion, wool is by far the warmest. It isn't that much more expensive and to me ('cuz I'm cold), is well worth it. The key is then, though, to not quilt very much or really, the best for warmth is to just tie it! It isn't as 'showy' but for snuggly, it is wonderful. Then if you put a heavyweight flannel on the back, it is great and the flannel keeps it from sliding off the bed as well. My mother (who has passed away) made one of those for us when we got married and I have 2 more since. (The old batting can be reprocessed at a woolen mill) It is my warm, useful quilt:-)

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    The Warm company also has a Warm Blend (50% cotton/50% Poly). It is as thin as W&N but has the properties of both types of batting.
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    I put two layers of cotton batting in the quilts I make for my DD. She wants heavy quilts.
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    Use more than one quilt! That way you can peel off extra layers when it warms up, or if you're warmer-blooded than he is, and layering is always warmer anyway (clothes, blankets, whatever).

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    I use a high loft poly batting, warmer without the weight.
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    I have 2 quilts on my bed. I like the heaviness of them. In the summer, one is usually pulled down during the night, sometimes both since my bedroom is not air conditioned (and I need to be cold or at least somewhat cool to sleep). Some nights I push the sheet down also. It can get really hot up there. During the winter, I put a down comforter between them. Room is cold, only my nose sticks out from under the covers, but it's so warm and snuggly under everything.

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    I think sometimes that people mistake weight for warmth. I use Warm & Natural or Warm & White and even though it is a thinner batting, they are warm enough for everyone in my house! Old, vintage quilts that many people remember from their youth had wool blankets in them for the batting which gave it weight and warmth.
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    I put soft and comfy on the backs, because my girls told me my cotton back quilts were not warm!! Now they love the quilts I make with the soft and comfy backing, JoAnn's has many colors!!
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    My husband has the same complaint. Not warm enough. Thinsulate had a batting for a while that was great for warmth. I have not been able to find it in a while. There is one called Thermore. It is a poly batting that handles great and is quite warm.

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