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Old 12-11-2015, 03:30 PM
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My SIL likes the feel of a heavy quilt to sleep under. What would you recommend? Thanks..

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Old 12-11-2015, 03:34 PM
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are you tying this quilt. how about wool or just two layers of cotton. I live on Long Island, NY and use just one layer of poly batt, if it goes below 0*, then we put two quilts on. it's warm enough for us. it's hard to quilt thru 2 layers of batt.
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I love a heavy quilt too, so I am curious for the answers you get. I have made a t-shirt quilt that I put 3" denim sashing and then put a polar fleece backing on...that got heavy. I've also made denim quilts for my kids and they were on the heavy side...but denim isn't always the answer. Good luck on your answer.
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The heaviest quilt we've made had fleece on the back and W & N batting. It is warm and heavy!
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I have quilted quilts for a lady who wanted one Warm and Natural batt and a high lost poly batt in the same quilt. It was heavy but it quilted very nicely. She likes heavy quilts. My long arm handled it beautifully.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:25 PM
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How about the faux cathedral window denim rag quilt? If you do the denim circles and put a square of batt and flannel in the center, it should be quite heavy. I would sew the quilt in sections and the join the sections at the last to reduce the weight.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:55 PM
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I made a quilt for my nephew that is pretty heavy. It has a flannel backing, a flannel batting, and the top is pieced flannel.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:26 PM
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TARTAN....That is exactly what I started doing for my son! It's at a stand still now because I thought it might be fun to make the squares from family members of his and his girlfriend...if they ever decide to get married. haha an engagement might happen over this winter...so now I can maybe pull that quilt back out to complete.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:58 PM
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Try Quilter Dream Cotton in the Supreme loft it is very heavy and very warm..it has 1/2 lb. of cotton per sq. yd. ....the best price that I've found is at Fabric.com
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I would use Quilters Dream Cotton in Supreme loft...it has 1/2 lb. of cotton per sq. yd. ...very very warm...best price is at fabric.com
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