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    about batting

    Was wondering if anyone can give me suggestion on the best batting to have a more heavy warm feeling when you have it over you. I use the standard low loft warm and natural but it seems so thin. Thanks

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    Have you thought about using minkee for backing? It's warm and very snuggley. I have made several with minkee and only used flannel for batting (washed and dried several times). You don't need much in the way of batting when using minkee or a good quality fleece. And as an added bonus - no binding! Just pull the minkee (or fleece) to the front on the quilt and use a pretty stitch to sew it down. Minkee or fleece is a lot more durable than binding.

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    If I want a really warm quilt I use a wool batt.

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    I recently used a Pellon batting made of recycled materials and it was much heavier than the 80/20 I normally use. My daughter wanted the heavier feel and she got it. Polyester is warmer, but she wanted weight.

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    I second the wool batt for warmth.

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    great suggestions. I will give it a try

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    I use Warm and Natural batting. I can generally find it at Joann's for $15 a yard (90" bolt). I use one layer and I think the quilt is plenty heavy and definitely warm. Perhaps not as warm as double-layered flanels or polyester, but I think the weight and loft is just perfect for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by x7lillies View Post
    I use Warm and Natural batting. I can generally find it at Joann's for $15 a yard (90" bolt). I use one layer and I think the quilt is plenty heavy and definitely warm. Perhaps not as warm as double-layered flanels or polyester, but I think the weight and loft is just perfect for me
    If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can get that same batting, with a 40% off coupon!
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    Go with wool. .. or use two battings.

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    I use 80/20 exclusively and have never tried it, but I would think if you used two layers you would definitely have a very heavy, warm quilt. (I buy Hobbs 80/20 for $4.50 per yard so it would also be very affordable to double it.)

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    Is the wool batting as washable as the Warm & Natural cotton, and price comparable? No wet dog smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    Go with wool. .. or use two battings.
    I agree. Two layers of batting will really add weight and warmth. Wool will be warm but not real heavy.

    I recently completed an all flannel quilt, flannel front, flannel back and W&N batting. That quilt is REALLY heavy. T-shirt Quilts are really heavy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    Is the wool batting as washable as the Warm & Natural cotton, and price comparable? No wet dog smell?
    If you stick with Hobbs Heirloom Wool or Quilter's Dream Wool, it's as washable and no wet dog smell. Wool tends to be more expensive than cotton, though still budgetable. (Silk batting is the most expensive.)

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    I find bamboo cotton thicker and "draper" than W&N, but of course pricier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can get that same batting, with a 40% off coupon!
    Nice! I have a student discount at Joann's for 10% every purchase (regardless of sale, clearance, etc.). Alas, I have no Hobby Lobby I do get Joann's flyers that occasionally have 40% off coupons in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    If I want a really warm quilt I use a wool batt.
    Agree with gollytwo. I LQS owner told me that wool is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, but very light weight.

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    Quilter's Dream Deluxe Batting if you want cotton. Their Dream Wool is also great to work with.
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    I have used Hobbs 80/20, Warm and Natural, Hobbs wool bat and Matilda's Own wool bat. Matilda's is heavier and much warmer. It is also quite washable. I currently Use Thermore for just about everything. It is light but very warm, which is what I like. Last winter I made myself a lap quilt with 2 layers of thermore. It is heavy and very warm. I think you will have to experiment to find what suits you. Thermore says it is the warmest bat on the market.

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    I use wool batting if I want warmth. Yes, you can wash it and dry it just like cotton batting. It makes all the difference in the world. It is so much warmer. I only use wool anymore. The cotton just doesn't seem to add any warmth to me. But the wool does and it keeps the warmth in. Very good in fact. Give it a try and I'll bet you'll be hooked.
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