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Thread: Cuddle advice

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    Cuddle advice

    I just ordered two yards of Cuddle fabric to use for a backing to my grandsonís quilt. Having no experience working with Cuddle, do I use a light batting too or will that make the quilt too stiff?
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    When I use the minky cuddle I have used batting and that made for a very snuggly quilt. I have used both Hobbs 80/20 and the Warm and Plush.

    I have never skipped the batting, but I would imagine that would be fine as well

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    If you cut it put the pieces in the dryer for a few minutes to remove all the 'dust'.
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    I always put a lightweight polyester batting in mine, I think it looks better.
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    I too always use batting. I like cozy, cushy quilts.
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    I've done both. I prefer no batting. Just personal preference.

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    Thank you for your feed back and I will be sure to put it in the dryer as I heard it might shed.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I'd say it depends where this quilt will be used. How snuggly do you want it? I recently recycled corduroy slacks into a quilt with light-weight batting and flannel backing. Tied it. Wow--heavy!! But it feels awfully good with our temp at nearly -20 this morning!!

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    Since we live in a warm climate I do not add batting when using Cuddle for backing. Just use spray basting to keep top and backing together and it quilts very easily without puckers.

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    I only used minky as a backing one time. I did use warm and natural for the batting. The quilt was way too heavy! I personally would not do it again.

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    I did not use batting and the quilt turned out very soft and warm. Made it a lot easier to handle not to have to deal with an additional layer.

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    I use a lightweight cotton fabric as the batting. The tops are pieced with flannel and I was worried that quilting stitches might break from tugging/stretching as the toddlers use these quilts. My thought was that the woven fabric for batting would add a bit of stability. So far, these well used baby quilts have all held up after years (7 or 8) of use.

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    I have used Minky and fleece as backing without batting and it was fine. When quilts are for very small children I try not to make them too heavy.

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    I used minky for backing on a flannel quilt I made for my husband. It has no batting, but is plenty warm and not too heavy.

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    From the many responses and that this 7 month old grandson lives in Key West...I think I’ll skip the batting. Thank you quilters for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Is Cuddle the same thing as Minky? What do you think of the Joann Minky equivalents? Is one heavier than the other?
    I've made quilts for my grandkids with Minky and no batting--they're not as soft feeling as I would like, but the kids say that they are their warmest quilts.

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