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Thread: Baby Quilt- Batting?

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    Baby Quilt- Batting?

    This is for a long tried for and yet unexpected little man who is going to arrive in October.
    My plan is to back it with minky. Should I put batting in or not? The little man will live in Savannah, GA so I don't think he'll need a lot of warmth, but I'm afraid the backing will show through the white without the batting.
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    you could place another layer of white or a light weight flannel in so the back don't show through the white ....i like the way it looks ..keep up the good work

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    It was really hard for me to make a quilt with no batting. But my granddaughters favorite quilts here in Texas are "batt free". Yel's idea of a flannel middle is a great way to solve your see through problem.
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    SheriR is there any particular reason why it's hard to make a quilt without batting? I have enough of the white to do another layer, would that work?

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    I would audition your white fabric against the light. If you have flannel, try that too. I don't mean bright sunlight, but just indoor light that would be the way it will be normally viewed.

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    that is very cute.

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    looks great so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosalynd View Post
    SheriR is there any particular reason why it's hard to make a quilt without batting? I have enough of the white to do another layer, would that work?
    I'm pretty sure she meant it was mentally difficult, not physically hard to quilt a quilt without batting. Afterall, we're trained up to think of a quilt as a top, batting and a backing. Sometimes it's hard to veer away from what's been drilled into our heads from the start. But as quilters, it's fun to think outside the box to achieve a look or a feel in our quilts.

    I know what SheriR means too. My sister loves a very lightweight quilt and I have made her several over the years with the thinnest batting I can find, but I know in my heart that I need to make her one without batting. But somehow I've never been able to make myself do it! I keep getting stuck on the old "it's not really a quilt unless it has all three layers". But I'm going to break out of that rut and make her next quilt without batting.

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    When I encountered that problem and thought the back (minky) would show through, I put a layer of flannel in between and it worked out fine and did not make it to warm.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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