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Thread: Denim Rag Quilt

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    Do I need a batting layer when I'm using denim to make a rag quilt?

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    Hope you get an answer soon as i know there were a couple doing denim quilts that could help you with that question as I'm interested to know too.

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    Flannel works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    Flannel works well
    Do I have to use a layer between, since denim is so heavy? Or is preference?

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    It's preference. It will depend on if you want a warmer quilt or not.

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    Preference.

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    I've made a denim rag quilt with denim and flannel...believe me it was warm and heavy. I would shorten your stitch length. I left mine normal and some of the seams are coming apart, but that could be that it is well-used by my son.

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    You don't have to have a layer between. I have made them with just two layers of good flannel.

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    I use the denim as a foundation piece in my rag quilts, so I have the strips pieced to the denim. Other than those 2 layers, I don't put anything into my denim rag quilts.

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    I used a layer of batting when I did my denim quilt. It was a bit on the heavier side and it was nice and warm. If you do put a layer of batting lengthen your stitch a little. I was told to lengthen my stitch before I quilted anything because I was going through denim, batting, and flannel and a regular stitch would have been very difficult to do with all those thick layers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Do I need a batting layer when I'm using denim to make a rag quilt?

    TIA
    I put my sewing machine to the test this past christmas,I made 3. I have to say I didn't use any batting, but did put a light weight backing on. It was a first for making denim quilts and it was very warm without the batting.
    Good Luck!

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    Where I live, if I added batting no one would be able to use it, it would be too warm LOL
    It is definitely a preference :D:D:D

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    No, you don't need batting. I made 1 & it weights a ton without the batting. Maybe in Iowa with your winters you might want a batting but not here in CA.

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    flying_v_goddess:thumbup: love ur picture of link r u a zelda fan?

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    I put at least a layer of flannel in the middle, but it is really a matter of preference.

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    denim in two layers can get heavy so you don't really need batting in between. just a personal choice.

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