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    Senior Member sylviak's Avatar
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    Need a quick answer!

    My DGD wants her graduation quilt to be "puffy". I thought I had some high loft poly batting on hand, but all I have is low loft. Also, it's Mountain Mist, which I have discovered I don't like because it is thinner in some places. I wondered if I could combine Warm and White with the low loft Mountain Mist on top? I do have two of the Mountain Mist, and could combine those, but thought the Warm and White might give it more stability. Which would you do? Have any of you combined a poly with a cotton batting? I'm ready to load this on the LA, so need to know shortly. Thanks!

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    Hi sylviak, I think I've read where Charismah combines different types of batting on the one quilt, maybe send her a PM ?

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    Good idea, thimble. I'm not getting a "quick" answer and I'm loading the backing now.

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    I've heard of other people putting in two layers of batting. Seems to me it should work.
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    I have done it. I have done one layer of Hobbs Poly down with one layer of bamboo batting. But bamboo could easily be substituted with W&N. It does add some extra weight to the quilt and it will be really, really warm. Too warm to use in a hot climate or in the summer in a cold climate. Here is a link to pictures of the quilt I did this way. It is heavily quilted though so the in process pics show a better "poof" factor.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t184706.html

    Also Green Fairy does a lot of quilts with two layers of batting:
    http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/

    Put your cotton on first then layer your poly on top.

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    I know there are quite a few quilters who use 2 layers of battings in their quilts, especially for the ones they're going to enter in shows. I say go for it!

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    Thanks! Getting it put together NOW!

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    And.... how is the quilting going?

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    I just finished quilting one like this. You will need to quilt loosely. In other words, not too close together. If to close together may be stiff and not puffy. It will not be as puffy as a store bought comforter. Have fun..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    And.... how is the quilting going?
    Had storms last night, so it is on the frame and I will be starting the quilting today. Going to do a flower panto in the center part and freehand around the applique in the borders. Just oiled the machine and it is warming up, so should be starting in just a few minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I have done it. I have done one layer of Hobbs Poly down with one layer of bamboo batting. But bamboo could easily be substituted with W&N. It does add some extra weight to the quilt and it will be really, really warm. Too warm to use in a hot climate or in the summer in a cold climate. Here is a link to pictures of the quilt I did this way. It is heavily quilted though so the in process pics show a better "poof" factor.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t184706.html

    Also Green Fairy does a lot of quilts with two layers of batting:
    http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/

    Put your cotton on first then layer your poly on top.
    WOW! I remember that quilt! Lovely work. Mine won't be a work of art, just one she can take to college with her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    I've heard of other people putting in two layers of batting. Seems to me it should work.
    A customer/friend of mine wanted this baby blanket to be puffy so I put two layers of batting in it. It is more difficult to quilt, but it came out OK.

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    I would think it'd be ok. Good Luck, can't wait to see pics!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Waiting for pictures to see how great it came out : )
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    Many years ago before I knew anything about quilting.... I made my son's quilts with two layers of high loft batting. I also hand quilted it. He still has them. It's more like a comforter than a quilt.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I just ordered 4 hOBS 20/ 80 FROM CONNECTING THREADS AT 30% OFF.

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    I'm glad you asked, since I was wondering the same thing. I bought some "high loft" but it didn't seem very thick to me, so I thought of combining with Warm and Natural.
    :-)
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    I always try anything I think may work. If it sounds like good common sense go for it. I tried putting extra poly fabric in back of some fish in a quilt and used warm and natural for the entire quilt. It doesn't look as puffy as I wanted but it looks pretty good.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    What do we use if we want the quilt to be puffy, like the ones we buy at the store? I'm thinking of the comforters that are so lofty.
    :-)
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