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Thread: Warmer!

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    Warmer!

    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!

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    If you like W & N, put a layer of thin polyester on top of it. Wool is warmer, but very pricey to me. I've heard poly alone is warmer than cotton, but haven't tried it.

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    If cost isn't an issue, you might consider wool batting. FWIW, the quilts that I have gifted with W&N have been described by the recipients as being very warm. Maybe just double up the quilts? More reason to quilt!

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    I would also recommend wool. I've heard of folks who use 2 batts. A layer of W&N on the bottom, then a layer of wool.
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    The warmth is created by the air space in the batting, if you want more warmth you need something with more air spaces to provide that insulation. So a higher loft batting will provide more warmth. So you can switch to anything that is thicker that way.

    I would agree, wool is a very nice way to go but if economics are an issue then go with poly.
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    You can also use a layer of fleece, for batting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I would also recommend wool. I've heard of folks who use 2 batts. A layer of W&N on the bottom, then a layer of wool.
    Gosh, I wonder what that looks like after washing. They shrink at different rates.

    I agree with the wool option, and it's not all THAT expensive, but if your DH is looking for heavy in addition to warm, you won't get that from wool unless you use old blankets. Wool batting is very light in weight, just as poly is.
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    Maybe put a couple layers of warm and natural. I've made several quilts with warm and natural and while they may be "thin" they certainly are light and I've never had a problem with being cold under it.

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    Does he want warmer quilt or fluffier quilt(that he thinks is warmer) A lot of commercial made quilts are very fluffy and thick. If he wants "Fluffy" use high loft poly batting. Not only will be fluffy but should also warmer secause of the polly.

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    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.

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