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Old 06-12-2018, 10:15 AM
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Hey guys. Iím looking to make a queen or king size quilt that weighs around 35lbs. The only specifics Iíve been asked for are a flannel backing, and grey tone fabrics. Any suggestions for batting or top fabric that will hold up well on such a heavy quilt?
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:01 PM
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If you want a heavy quilt, try cutting up old blue jeans for the top. There is a video on the net on how to cut denim circles, place squares of batt and flannel in the center of the circles and fold in the circles edges to form fake cathedral window effect.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:02 PM
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HI and welcome to the board. Are you planning on putting weights into the quilt to get it to weigh this much? Like the weighted blankets they make for people with Autism? Here is a blog that should help you. But that 35lb sounds to heavy based on this link which states 5 to 10% of the adult's ideal weight. At the high end you are making something for someone whose ideal weight is 350lbs?? Maybe you want to double check that. I will let other posters answer you question about batting as I have never made one and the tutorial I linked to doesn't mention using batting either. But someone who has actually made one may know better.

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Old denim jeans....make sure you use proper denim and not the weird stretchy lightweight stuff they have in a lot of fashion jeans theses days. Good, regular denim from blokes jeans will definately give you the weight you are after. I was suprised just how heavy the denim quilt I made for my grandson turned out.
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I made a quilt that weighed 11 pounds and it was HEAVY as a quilt. I can not imagine how you would handle/ quilt a large quilt that weighed that much.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:33 PM
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Just noting that my 3yo weighs around 35lb and she is HEAVY to carry for short distances. I'm not sure any normal quilt battings would do really well in a quilt that weighed that much. I figure the weight would just flatten anything you put in it. I'm also not sure what that would do to a flannel backing, as flannel tends to be a little stretchy, in my experience.

A denim top and backing would be pretty heavy together, but I have no idea how you would quilt a monster like that. Perhaps that would get you the weight you wanted though?
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:39 PM
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a more densely quilted quilt will be heavy too. I bought one and love it but it is heavy. not 35 lbs though I bet.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:47 PM
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It is based off of the sensory blankets. The ones I read said 10% of body weight plus 3lbs for adults. Heís 300lbs. So the blanket would be around 33lbs. I said 35lbs just to sort of round up. I would prefer not to use actual weights/pellets as he doesnít like the way those weighted blankets feel. The shifting from the beads I mean - he likes the weight.

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You could use the pockets to hold the weights.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:36 PM
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A quilt weighing that much would be very hard on a regular washer and dryer. Would be a lot heavier wet.
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