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    DJ
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    I've always used warm and natural/white for batting, but for my current WIP, I'd like something just like it but lighter weight. I don't want to have to quilt too closely together (machine quilting). What would you suggest?

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    I just used Fleece instead of batting...love it!! It was very easy to machine quilt.

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    I use Quilters Dream blend. You can stitch up to 12" apart with it and it is a little lighter in weight I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    I've always used warm and natural/white for batting, but for my current WIP, I'd like something just like it but lighter weight. I don't want to have to quilt too closely together (machine quilting). What would you suggest?

    Thanks!
    Do you want something lighter weight BECAUSE you want to quilt further apart? If I understand you correctly, I'm a bit confused, coz W&N/W&W can be quilted with (imho) huge gaps. I wanna say 8-10" apart.

    If you want something really lightweight, I did one with flannel in the middle. That was very soft.

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    For "summer" quilts, prewashed flannel like MadQuilter mentioned or some use a layer of cotton fabric instead of traditional batting :D:D:D

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    Thanks. Sounds like flannel would be a good choice.

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    I'm watching this one. I have the same question.

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    Quilters Dream Cotton Request loft or Select loft (better I feel). Neither is heavy as WN and can be quilted up to 8 apart. http://quiltersdreambatting.com/
    Comes in white or natural.

    Jain VA

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    Any suggests as to where to get the best price online for quilters dream?

    I sure appreciate all the help!

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    Try this: http://www.thefind.com/crafts/info-q...-dream-batting

    Or just google it.

    Jan in VA

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