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    Quote Originally Posted by hsquiltingmom
    All of my quilts are used. I haven't done the ones you put on your sofas, but when I do, they will be used as well. I purposely make the ones for the beds a little bit bigger, because I like to be able to wrap up in them.

    I know there are many people who will not use them and not allow them to be used. I make mine to be used and loved.
    Is there really anyone here who makes quilts and then puts them in a closet or tucks them away to never been seen again? :?:

    Quote Originally Posted by hsquiltingmom
    Okay, here is a kind of off topic question,

    For those of you that use your quilts, what kind of batting do you use. I have two made from tricot (nylon) and they have thin batting in (I assume cotton). One was made many years ago by my great grandmother, and one 26 years ago by my aunt for our wedding.

    I live in Utah, and it can get quite chilly here, so I just wondered what some of you other quilters use.

    Thanks
    I'm just next door to you here in Southeastern Idaho so I understand about it being cold. The cotton battings, unless you double them, are simply not warm enough for our winters here. What you can use that will really work is a wool batting. It quilts like a dream, isn't really any thicker than the cotton battings, but it works well for warmth! I also buy a cotton/poly blend (I think it's 80/20) that is warmer than the regular cotton battings, but the wool batting still wins the prize for me. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    The very first quilt I made is on our bed - it's folded at the end and used every night - even in the summer (I live in FL and the AC is too cold for me!) - I took it with me to the hospital when I was in for a couple days two months ago - it will ALWAYS be with me - - - ugly and very horribly quilted but I will always have it and use it
    Show us your ugly one u take every where ha ha :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsquiltingmom
    Okay, here is a kind of off topic question,

    For those of you that use your quilts, what kind of batting do you use. I have two made from tricot (nylon) and they have thin batting in (I assume cotton). One was made many years ago by my great grandmother, and one 26 years ago by my aunt for our wedding.

    I live in Utah, and it can get quite chilly here, so I just wondered what some of you other quilters use.

    Thanks
    I never used cotton always polyester thin one is easier 4 hand and machine quilting and i knew now from the Q board that using fleece is good idea and maybe no need 4 backing

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    I LOVE to see a quilt with worn edges! Much better than one stored in a closet. It's cool when onie of my sons mention that their quilt is getting worn and they'd like to get on the list for a new one! I put a brand new one on our bed 5 years ago, and have used it almost exclusively since then. It has been washed, used, and starting to wear now.

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    Sara, that is so sweet. You are lucky!

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    We use them and as long as I have working hands and feet if they wear out I will make another one. Any excuse. (seems like a good one.. oh darn its worn out.. time to make more...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I like summer quilts made with a flannel batting- one layer- works well!
    One layer plus the top ? or..............????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    I LOVE to see a quilt with worn edges! Much better than one stored in a closet. It's cool when onie of my sons mention that their quilt is getting worn and they'd like to get on the list for a new one! I put a brand new one on our bed 5 years ago, and have used it almost exclusively since then. It has been washed, used, and starting to wear now.
    I used one of my first's 15 years , but it was pieced top, backing and it was like an envelope putting inside a ready old one quilted but old.
    When i need to wash i open the envelope .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    We use them and as long as I have working hands and feet if they wear out I will make another one. Any excuse. (seems like a good one.. oh darn its worn out.. time to make more...)
    Yes, let's make more and more with out excuse for me.

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