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Old 02-22-2013, 06:03 PM
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I am laying out my top quilt middle and back. Getting ready to pin so I could sew it all together. Well I decided not to use batting but a wool blanket. Well as seen in photo it's to small. I have about 16 inches at bottom was wool blanket. Was cut that off and see it to one side to fill the spot but I am about 16x5 inches short. What do I do. I really want to use this wool blanket. This quilt will be used for camping and I need something warm on those cold night husband won't be enough lol.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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What if I use part of the back for the missing part in the middle. I will have enough left to fill it in
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 PM
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whatever you use needs to be the same thickness as the blanket. You could get some batting about the same thickness - I'd apply it evenly on both ends of the blanket instead of putting it all on one end - again, to balance out the weight and thickness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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We used to use army wool blankets that my Aunt bought from Goodwill. Try some of the second hand stores. Maybe you can find an old wool blanket. If not, maybe a good thick fleece. Joann's has a big selection of fleece. Go and feel what might be the same thickness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:47 PM
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Thank you very much. I will do that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:19 PM
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Oops hubby just lost his wool blanket. Sacrifice he has to make for quilting he don't know about. I will use left of wool to make a blanket for baby to go camping with.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:10 PM
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If you are using that wool blanket, maybe you should wash it first. It will really shrink. I have been camping too and know that blankets get dirty quick without you knowing it. haha I wouldn't want you doing all this work, wash the quilt after it is done, and be disappointed afterward. Good luck.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:30 PM
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Oh thank you. The wool blankets I am using have been washed it what we used last yr to camp. Just now I will only have a blanket this yr. unless my brother sends me more. lol. I called him he is giving me six more to make my husband a quilt blanket with the wool and I will wash those
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Army Navy stores are a source for wool blankets too.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:38 PM
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Gosh, I remember those army blankets from when I was a kid...boy did they keep us warm!
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