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Thread: Warmer? Thicker?

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    Smile Warmer? Thicker?

    I want to make a quilt that is very warm, if I use wool batting and Warm and Natural batting,will that be too warm?
    Also if I were to use both battings would it be terribly thick? Would I have to tie it instead of quilt it?
    I took up quilting about two years ago and learned practically everything I know from all the great members. I thank your advance for any help you can give me.

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    many of the (big winners) beautifully machine quilted quilts are quilted with wool & w/n battings together- you can certainly do that- as for being too warm---i don't think so, warm & natural is a pretty 'flat' batt, wool gives some nice loft- gives quilting stitches great definition. both fibers breath- i have a quilt that has wool/cotton batting, regular cotton top, flannel back- and it is the one that we even use during the spring & fall- i add a blanket to the bed in the winter.
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    I always use a high loft poly batting. Warmth without the weight, it washes and dries beautifully and will outlast the fabrics. Just my opinion.
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    I think you could do both together but if you do the wool alone, either quilt minimally or just tie it because it is the loft that helps to give warmth. We sleep under wool in the winter and we LOVE it!!!!!

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    I double batt alot , but use warm and natural and poly. It does give alot more warmth with the poly. I like the layer of cotton batting with poly, because I like the weight that the cotton gives, plus I can get the antique crinkle when the cotton shrinks.

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    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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    Polyester batting is not warmer. I did q quilt with a wool batting over the whole quilt and and another layer of cotton on my daughter in laes side as she is always cold. No problem to quilt through but is heavy. I don't know about silk batting as it should be warm too without the weight.

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    Polyester batting is not warmer. I did a quilt with a wool batting over the whole quilt and and another layer of cotton on my daughter in laws side as she is always cold. No problem to quilt through but is heavy. I don't know about silk batting as it should be warm too without the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I double batt alot , but use warm and natural and poly. It does give alot more warmth with the poly. I like the layer of cotton batting with poly, because I like the weight that the cotton gives, plus I can get the antique crinkle when the cotton shrinks.
    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

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    You could do wool on the bottom and a poly or warm and natural on top. The wool will make it nice and warm and Longarmers like it because it shows definition really well. I'm not sure how hard it would be to quilt on a dsm but longarm era do it frequently. I agree that if you want it fluffy to quilt sparingly.
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