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Old 09-18-2010, 04:52 PM
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I was at an auction today and saw several quilts that had no batting--could see through white backing and saw back of quilt top. I thought all quilts were supposed to have a batting--thus the sandwich. What's the rule?
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:23 PM
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No Rule, I made my GM, one with no batting cause she's hot natured. I also read in quilt history lots of quilts were made without batting as Summer quilts Or because there was no money for any batting. ;)
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I make kids quilts with no batting a lot of the time just because it reduces the weight of the quilt and they can carry it around with them easily. When I do that, I usually make them with flannel on the back and cotton on the front so it's still warm and cozy. The quilts I make as throws for my couch I do the same way, using 1-1/2 yd. each of flannel and cotton.

Here's a picture of one of the kid's quilts I do that way.

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Cotton Back
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How cute!
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:01 PM
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No batting quilts are sometimes called summer quilts or coverlets. Here in Florida, batting can be too much warmth.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:02 PM
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I don't put batting in all mine either, especially if it is a thicker cotton and heavy. Turns out well. Not as light as I thought either. Nice and snuggley.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:11 PM
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When done this way is it quilted ? This sounds like a good Idea for summer. Thanks for posting. I am gonna try it.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:20 PM
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In my opinion, if you have 2 fabrics together, you must tie or quilt it, I think when laundered it would be a mess.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:28 PM
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My Mom made them like that in Puerto Rico...way too hot. She did diagonal lines or stitch in the ditch to hold the layers together.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:41 PM
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if I use flannel on the back then I don't use batting....too hot for my crew LOL
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