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Thread: Warmer? Thicker?

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    I am just putting the binding on a client quilt done with Quilters Dream Cotton Select on the bottom and QD wool on the top. I was very pleased with the stitch definition. It was a big quilt 108 x 86. We chose a pattern that would look good from any direction because the 108" neded to go on the rollers from left to right to achieve a large pattern that would not stitch out all the loft we were trying to achieve in the 24" throat space I have available. All that batting and fabric uses up a lot of room on the take up roller. Client and I concurred natural fibers would provide the best warmth and comfort.
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    I use warm and natural you could use 2 or 3 layers together. It would give thickness and warmth.
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    use polar fleece for the backing...I so it all the time and they are really cosy

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    Thanks for asking this question, I've wondered about this too.

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    I'd also be interested in hearing more about Thinsulate. My MIL retired from 3M (the makers of Thinsulate) and still has access to their company store. She brought me 12 yards of Thinsulate, but I've been hesitant to use it in a quilt. It's about half as thick as warm and natural, but really should be warm. I may try layering it with W&N for my next winter quilt.

    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    has anyone found Tinsulate by Thermore to be warmer? it's thin poly that is also used in winter clothing. i have
    used it but so far haven't been able to tell if it's warmer.

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    I have found W & N to be pretty warm all on its own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narda View Post
    use polar fleece for the backing...I so it all the time and they are really cosy
    I would recommend that too as it makes such a cosy quilt that feels instantly warm and cosy when you put it over you.

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    i wouldn't use batting at all.I buy those cheap quilts from Walmart ( that has the satin binding on one end) and thats all I use now for batting.Heres why its cheaper than batting, it launders better than batting, it last so much longer and I've never had a problem quilting it and neither has my long-arm quilting lady.Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    Lori, when machine quilting a double bat like this, what layer do you place on top? Does the poly make it harder to machine quilt? Thanks! Laura
    The double layer does not make it harder to machine quilt! ... but the "roll" especially if its a large quilt gets to have quite abit of volume. I send my bed size quilts that I double bat to long arm pros... they have no issues with the double batting. I just won't deal with stuffing that much through my regular machine. Quite honestly its the best gift I can give myself.

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    I thank everyone for their advice. Getting so many ideas is what I love about this board. I am now leaning toward Dream puff all by it's self, I really like the dream battings in general and the puff is warmer than down and with minimal quilting...sounds like a winner. I have only a dsm. And so my quilting is usually just SID. But am still thinking about it.

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