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Best Batting for warmth?

Old 12-18-2013, 12:50 PM
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It's chilly in my house at night and I've been known to put on up to 5 quilts on my bed at once--on me.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:06 AM
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I have used wool batting and a high quality flannel backing.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:39 AM
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Wool would be the warmest I think. You might want to tie the quilt instead of "quilting" it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:42 AM
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If you can find a goose down comforter in the size you want it would be a very warm and light weight batting. In the past and over time I have purchased two of them at the local thrift store.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:53 AM
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WOOL OR SILK……Hobbs makes wonderful wool batting that can be machine washed, and does not need to be densely quilted……I used their wool in the quilt I did for my Brother and SIL last year……they heat their entire 3 story Victorian house with the fireplace (no insert) in their living room - so bedrooms get cold……but they love their quilt and say they have a thin cotton blanket over the sheet and under the quilt, and need nothing else.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:39 AM
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Buy her an electric mattress pad. My sister sent me one for Christmas and I love it!! Even DH likes it. We heat with wood and it's a blessing to crawl into a warmed bed. I will say I love the heavyness of blankets in the winter, so the more I have, the better I sleep. And yes I wear an oversized pair of socks as well to keep my feet warm for which hubby is thankful.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:49 AM
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When it gets really cold (like camping in close to freezing temps) minky plus a comforter and sleeping in a fleece snuggly with fuzzy knee socks and a couple pairs of long johns works the best so far. 😌
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:11 AM
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I think the polyester is light and very warm, I have a throw size and ut that on top when I get cold and I am surprised how warm I stay.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:24 AM
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Natural fibers are much warmer than synthetics, so I would go with either wool or silk.

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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This has nothing to do with batting........but I was given a corn filled 13 x 16 filled sack that you heat in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.....what a blessing! The other night I couldn't get to sleep even though my electric blanket was up on 2. I heated that bag and put it at my feet [yes, I sleep with soxs on] and in a short time I was fast asleep! I've been doing that every night now before I go to bed and I sleep much better.

I'm making some for gifts with white rice filling instead of the corn as that is what I have.
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