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Old 03-10-2017, 06:24 AM
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I am making a quilt that is going to Florida and I was wondering if 'Warm & Natural' batting might be too warm? if so, any suggestions as to what batting to use? thank you
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:38 AM
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How far into Florida? In the north area warm and natural would be ok, but farther down maybe a nice flannel.
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I don't use Warm and Natural so I can't speak to its warmth, but Quilter's Dream Request cotton is a light weight batting.
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I used to live in Orlando and though you might think it never gets cold down there, it does during the winter time. The humidity makes it feel colder than it really is. I use W&N for all the quilts I send down there. Its still light enough during "not so cold" days but warm enough for those days you really want to snuggle under it.
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I made a quilt for my brother's Fort Lauderdale condo and used Warm and Natural. He says it is perfect, because he has the air conditioning on in the hot weather.
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thank you for your comments, I will use what I have, that is W&N. the quilt is going into Tampa area or Gainsville. thank you.
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I agree with Wanda. I live in Houston, TX and our climate is not unlike Florida's. I'm working on a quilt for our bed and I'm using W&N batting. Everyone cranks their A/C down in the summer and it does get a bit cold inside. I think W&N will be fine.
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My favorite batting is silk. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It's amazing. Here is a link with info: http://www.connectingthreads.com/bat...HobbsSilk.html
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:07 PM
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I am a fan of Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton batting for my quilts. Strong, light- weight, machine/hand quilts like a dream, affordable (queen is $20.99 on sale at JoAnn's right now), beautiful drape AND the leftovers are great for runners, wall-hangings, etc. I first used it years ago in a queen grandmother's flower garden quilt which was my take-along project to hand-quilt at a friend's house on Thursday evenings - held up great to being dragged around for about 10 years! Also available in white (called White Rose) but would probably have to order on-line.
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I'm in Texas, with torrid summers and, in many years, practically no winter. I like Quilter's Dream very much.
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