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    I have purchased wool batting from Connecting Threads when they have a sale. Definitely makes it more affordable and they put their batts on sale fairly regularly so keep checking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    Warmer doesn't need to be heavier he is just such a freeze baby
    You might want to try the batting that is made out of recycled plastic. It sounds awful, but is soft, has a good drape, and is WARM!! Oh, my goodness!! It is warm!! Don't know the name, so maybe someone here can help. It is a light green color. Now that I read older posts...there it is, "Quilter's Dream!"
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    My daughter wanted a heavier, puffy looking quilt. She liked the looked of a tied quilt. So I used two layers of Quilters Dream and tied it. Man that thing was soooo heavy moving it around the frame to tie. She was happy with it.

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    You could also back it with fleece. Plus, the more thread used in quilting, the flatter your batting, and the less insulating properties it provides. My DH loves a puffy WARM quilt, so I used poly batting and fleece back, and just tacked it on the machine instead of quilting. He LOVES it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    I have now made a couple of quilts but they are so thin and light. I used warm and natural for batting. My husband wants me to put the heavier quilt that I had bought before I started quilting. I was just wondering if there is nothing out there that you know of that would be warmer. My DH is a freeze baby!
    If he wants a heavy quilt.Then put an old blanket for batting I have made several and had no complaints about them they are very warm and extra heavy.They also don't have to be quilted as close because they won't pull apart after many many washing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Up4BigChal View Post
    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!!
    What is soft and comfy? flannel, fleece?

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    Poly is warmer. I use warm and natural for quilts intended for late spring through early fall AND for kids (they always seem to be too warm, they complain). For everything else, it is 20/80 or poly. For a super, super warm quilt, you could always get a thick batt and tie it. Joann's used to make a great thick batt, but 8 months after the product came out, they cheapened it. It isn't even half as thick. Instead, I get the poly on the roll at Hancock's. For someone who gets very cold due to health issues, use a double thick. Harder to tie, but oh, so warm.

    Keep in mind his preferences. Some people want warm without the weight. Consider also that thermo batting used for clothing. I"m making my bro a quilt this year that uses that.
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    Has anyone used wool blankets for batting? How did they turn out?

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    Nancy, I've used wool blankets (military) to line car blankets. I've had enough wool stuff damaged by moths that I wouldn't otherwise bother with it in a quilt. It's hard enough to keep my socks and sweaters moth free. Once you lose an article to moth damage, you kind of freak out over anything else.
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    Nancy, I've used wool blankets (military) to line car blankets. I've had enough wool stuff damaged by moths that I wouldn't otherwise bother with it in a quilt. It's hard enough to keep my socks and sweaters moth free. Once you lose an article to moth damage, you kind of freak out over anything else.

    Just a note - many moths come in via pet food.
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