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Batting for baby quilt?

Old 06-12-2013, 06:06 PM
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I need to make a baby quilt but am wondering about what batting to use. I use warm & natural for adult quilts. What kind of batting do you recommend for a baby quilt?

Thanks, Marilee
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:03 PM
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same here - whatever leftovers I have that will fit the baby quilt - that's what I use. Since I usually use Hobbs 80/20 that's what ends up in mine.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:05 PM
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Hobbs 80/20 or Mountain mist polly
I have also used Warm and Natural but it tends to be too heavy and stiff. My DD uses it for her baby as a play floor quilt or for the baby to sleep on in her crib.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:10 PM
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They do have special flame resistant batting, but as they have found out with furniture the chemicals used can be trouble. I use warm and natural, just make sure you don't use polyester because it melts when it burns.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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The main thing for babies is that the batting must be natural rather than synthetic. I always use bamboo or a cotton/bamboo blend because then you get some of the antiseptic properties of the bamboo - it's also a lovely soft batting.
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