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question about batting for quilts????

Old 03-22-2018, 12:28 PM
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Can a person use an old blanket for batting on a quilt ???? Has anyone ever done this????
Would like opinions and how it worked out. This would before tied quilts only.

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:24 PM
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I haven't yet, but I know it's done. Go for it! In the past quilters would use a worn out quilt as the batting for a new quilt.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:51 PM
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I've never tried it but I know it's been done many times before!
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:03 PM
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In the past, towels, blankets and other similat things were used in place of batting.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:12 PM
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I have used blankets and know many people who do so often. They work great for tied quilts- you don’t have to worry about separation of batting- due to not being quilted enough. I’ve used fleece blant
, wool blankets and cotton spreads. I know ladies who pick up old blankets and spreads in thrift shops frequently for that purpose.
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I’m really dense here but I don’t u derstand why someone wild go to all the trouble to make a nice quilt top and then use an old blanket as batting. I started my quilting journey in 1979 when batting was - in a word -crappy. But we did have a few nice flat brands that were 100% cotton or almost. Thrifty ismine thing but I just don’t get - why. Unless you had a nice wool blanket.
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Originally Posted by ladyinpurple135 View Post
I’m really dense here but I don’t u derstand why someone wild go to all the trouble to make a nice quilt top and then use an old blanket as batting. I started my quilting journey in 1979 when batting was - in a word -crappy. But we did have a few nice flat brands that were 100% cotton or almost. Thrifty ismine thing but I just don’t get - why. Unless you had a nice wool blanket.
Old doesn't necessarily mean worn.

A wool blanket would be ideal.

In fact, I was given a couch quilt years ago, with a wool blanket and tied.
It was simply made with no piecing and just a print on the top and bottom.
One of the best used and nicest lap quilts that I have ever had.
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If you plan on tying it I think a blanket would be a great filling for it.
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just make sure that it lays flat
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:44 AM
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Why not? We sometimes use flannel as in yardage or flannel sheets, especially for light weight quilts. I have seen people searching for mattress covers at thrift stores for the same reason. Especially if you are tying this, I think you would like it both for ease and for the warmth it will provide.
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