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Old 01-20-2019, 11:49 AM
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I have a purchased quilt that is very light. I'm sure it does not have a cotton bat. I'm thinking that maybe it has a 2 oz poly bat inside, but it doesn't feel like a bonded poly. I really don't want to cut the quilt open to see what's inside yet, but if I get desperate maybe I will. I want to make a quilt with the lightest weight bat, but need some advice!
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:02 PM
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The thinnest I have used is Theramore. It's super thin polyester
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:13 PM
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I find Hobbs polydown and Hobbs wool to be very light weight wise. Wool is drapier from the get go. I find the polyfil gets more drapey with use and laundering. I like both. Obviously the polydown is much less expensive than wool so I tend to use that more and save the wool for special quilts.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:59 PM
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Flannelette can be used as a batting.

I've used it in quilts and runners/toppers where I want light weight and little bulk.
Post quilting it has a nice hand and drape.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:23 PM
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Quilters Dream cotton Request batting is very thin and their products are very nice.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by toverly View Post
The thinnest I have used is Theramore. It's super thin polyester
and you can split Hobbs Thermore in half...I love it.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:20 AM
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Any chance someone used a silk batting?
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:17 AM
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Thanks everyone for your advice. I actually have a silk bat on the shelf that I was saving for something "special." Maybe it's time to do that special quilt.
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Originally Posted by Maureen NJ View Post
Quilters Dream cotton Request batting is very thin and their products are very nice.
I used this on my last quilt and it was wonderful. I bought 2 other Request batts to have on hand. I really like it.
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