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Thread: need some ideas please

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    :roll: besides batting can use different items in your quilts to put inside to keep quilts warm when have no money to spend at all

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    Welcome to the board! Some have used flannel or fleece instead of backing.

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    Some have also used blankets also.

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    I used wool in quilt recently. I found some large wool pieces at 2 different thrift shops and in this extremely cold weather I am glad I used them for batting.

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    I knew someone who took the two layers of electric blankets apart and used the. You could use flannel sheets. You are probably going to want to find something big enough, as to not have seams, that could cuase lumps

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    I've used blankets, even electric ones just make a slit near the plug in and pull the wires out, mattress pads, not the "water proof" ones. I've bought these at yard sales, thrift stores, etc.

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    :roll: thank you Paula

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    :roll: thank you for your ideas very much

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    :roll: thank you very much for everything told me

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    thank you for your help alot :roll:

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    :roll: thank you all your ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesserejon
    :roll: besides batting can use different items in your quilts to put inside to keep quilts warm when have no money to spend at all
    I used to use old store bought blankets before I started buying batting by the roll. Now I just always have a roll on hand. I used to use the $5 blankets(the ones that had prints on them and would fade horribly after you washed it...lol....I made them pretty). Be creative and use what you have. Thrift shops are great for finding blankets....or maybe even asking friends or family if they have any that they don't want anymore. Nobody will ever know what's on the inside of it. :)

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    I used an old fleece throw for one. It's great. Very warm.

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    I've used the cheap blankets from the dollar store. They are "itchy" according to my boys. So I decided to turn them into quilts. They are very warm and heavy. Bought some on sale one year after Christmas for $5 each. (That was some time ago!)

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    :roll: thank you for you your answers to my questions

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    :roll: thank you so much for your help and answers

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    A nearby Walmart had the 50x60 throws in a 2-pack on clearance for $3.00 which makes it $1.50 each.

    My plan is to use them as combo backing and batting.

    I've gotten one throw partially quilted using fleece in that manner and it is coming out really nice.

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