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Old 05-09-2013, 11:14 AM
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How do you make a :LIGHT WEIGHT quilt? I haven't ever seen lightweight batting.

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Thermore (Theromore?) is a lightweight batting. You can even use a flannel sheet for batting or no batting at all for a summer weight quilt.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
Thermore (Theromore?) is a lightweight batting. You can even use a flannel sheet for batting or no batting at all for a summer weight quilt.
Same thing I would have suggested - -

Top and flannel or flannel sheet backing

Top, flannel, and backing

Top and (ordinary) cotton or cotton sheet for the backing - I remember my Grandma B made some of those

Top, thin batting (have to look for it), and backing

I suppose that - technically - a quilt is three layers -

But, as far as I know, there is no law that says that a cover or coverlet has to be any more than one layer!
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
...But, as far as I know, there is no law that says that a cover or coverlet has to be any more than one layer!
We used to call those 'summer quilts'
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Quilters Dream makes a thin batting called "Request." You can find it in cotton and polyester. Then there is the Cathedral Window pattern that uses no batting.
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For a very light summer coverlet I have used seersucker either pieced or not with no batting at all. For a slightly heavier one you could use flannel instead of batting.
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My son lives in southern FL and I just quilt without any batting. He loves having them without the weight.
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I made a summer quilt last year with out batting and found that it wrinkled easy and did not seem to have enough body. I am making another one this year and am going to put flannel in the center. I tried it and it seem to have have a nice feel to it and should still be light weight.
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I have two "summer quilts" my grandmother made (in the '40s?) and they have the top and a muslin back - no batting. They are great for a light weight cover.
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Thank You to everyone for the advice!!!

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