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Thread: Question about Batting

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    Question about Batting

    I'm making a quilt for my GD who lives in FL. What would be the lightest weight batting to use. Since they only get 2 days of winter I don't want anything that would be too heavy or hot. I don't want to quilt it without batting because I want it to have more body than without. TIA
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    I just made 2 baby quilts for a Dallas, TX friend & just used one layer of an old flannel sheet for batting.
    It felt very soft & cuddly. I was very pleased with the result.

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    You can use just a layer of muslin for the batting for a really lightweight quilt. A friend of mine has a quilt she used a soy, cotton blend batting in and it's fairly lightweight. Quilter's Dream makes a really thin cotton batting.

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    For very light weight quilts , I prefer Cream White or Cream Rose, it has a bit more fluff than a flannel or muslin , but its very very light and 100 percent cotton.
    I think you would like it for this use !

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    I would use a light weight cotton batting.
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    I live in Central Florida and I use Hobbs 80/20 cotton/polyester, or Hobbs 80/20 wool/polyester, or warm and natural , or any cotton/poly blend. Since most people in Florida have Central air, (and cotton breathes) cotton batting is fine.

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    I'm using Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting cld Request. It's really light weight. The Hobbs 100% cotton batting also seemed pretty light weight.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Quilters Dream is a wonderful light weight bat. I love it.

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    I made one and used flannel................calla

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    Quilters Dream Request is very light & looks so nice.

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    I live in Texas and I've used Quilters Dream Request in several quilts. Its light weight and is not too heavy or hot even in the summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lakekids View Post
    I live in Central Florida and I use Hobbs 80/20 cotton/polyester, or Hobbs 80/20 wool/polyester, or warm and natural , or any cotton/poly blend. Since most people in Florida have Central air, (and cotton breathes) cotton batting is fine.
    What part of Central FL do you live? We lived in Orlando and surrounding cities for 50 years. My DD and her family live in Leesburg.
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