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Thread: Warmer!

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    Going off to college i purchased a blue jean quilt to be used for my dorm bedspread.

    The front of the quilt was patchwork of many shades of denim. The quilt maker included the pockets in some of the patchwork squares. The back of the quilt was red denim yardage sew together to complete the backing. The binding was also the red denim fabric. There was no batting used.

    The quilt made a great bedspread and kept me toasty warm throughout the cold snowy mountain winters.
    Here it is 36 years later and the quilt has been used for chilly football games, picnic blanket and as a toddler play mat....you can hide toys in the pockets and then let the children find them.

    It is amazing that the quilt looks as good as when I purchased it after all the years of use. It is both heavy in weight and very warm. Start saving those blue jeans, I know your DH will love a toasty denim quilt.

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    Warmer doesn't need to be heavier he is just such a freeze baby

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    Get some microfiber fleece quilts. They are so warm, all we use on top of them is a thin quilt.

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    for a heavier warmer batt I use hobbs 80/20 it is very easy to quilt and is heavier than warm and natural it is 80 % cotton and 20 poly

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    I made my first quilt with warm and natural...and yep its light. I use it now as my summer quilt. Then I discovered Quilters Dream and love love love it. It comes in different weights. I have used the Deluxe weight on several quilts and it is nice and toasty. It is also pretty expensive so I only use it in bed quilts, not wallhangings or bags. I have heard a lot of people swear by Hobbs, but I'm so happy with the Quilters Dream I've never wanted to use anything else.
    I am not affiliated in any way with the company..just a happy customer.

    http://quiltersdreambatting.com/dream-cotton.htm

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    Poly batting is what I use for 'fluffy' quits. I have one made with flannel and it is sooooo cozy.

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    I would go to the A/N surplus store and purchase 2 (at least) wool blankets to use as the batting and then tie them. They would be both warm and heavy.

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    Wool batts should never be washed in an agitator washing machine. If you take a quilt that has been washed that way to the woolen mill to have it recarded, they call it "the wash machine special" and they will not touch it. I have several wool batts. Over the years, they are the best for warmth.
    The best way to handle a wool batt is to make a duvet, a cover something like a pillowcase that is tied on, zipped on, buttoned on, or some such way, so that you can wash the cover when needed, but not the actual quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Well, my question is when he says "heavier", does he really mean more weight, or does he mean warmer? Because your answer to this question is dependent on what he means. My husband likes heavy quilts and blankets, meaning he likes the weight. So, if my husband said "heavier" to me, I'd use more flannel. I made a 3-layer flannel quilt and it is HEAVY. However, if my husband said "warmer", then I'd switch to wool batting, which is NOT what I would consider a heavy batting. If your husband wants both, then you can double up on the batting. I know a lot of for-show quilters who use W&N 80/20 with a layer of wool on top, because the wool shows their quilting beautifully.
    Exactly what I was thinking. In AZ, a heavy quilt is not practical but I do miss the weight of the quilts back home in VA.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    I would go to the A/N surplus store and purchase 2 (at least) wool blankets to use as the batting and then tie them. They would be both warm and heavy.
    Another great option I had not thought of!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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