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Thread: How Do You Make A LIGHTWEIGHT Quilt?

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    How Do You Make A LIGHTWEIGHT Quilt?

    Hi!

    How do you make a :LIGHT WEIGHT quilt? I haven't ever seen lightweight batting.

    Susan

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    there are lots of lightweight battings on the market- there are lightweight poly's- wool is a nice lightweight, lofty batting; some people use just a layer of light muslin- instead of batting.
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    bought Pellon's Nature's Touch cotton batting when it was on sale at Joanns and am not happy with it as it is too light weight for my kid's quilts. It probably would be a perfect weight for your quilt.
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