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Old 04-20-2011, 05:26 PM
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Does anyone make the light weight quilt, with no batting? I saw one at an antique store the other day and I thought it was a great idea for a bed throw, that you won't be using for warmth...

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:31 PM
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I've made a few quilts using just flannel for the batting. They turned out really nice and lightweight.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:44 PM
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I have used a layer of muslin in place of batting, also flannel. I really like to use sheet in the middle, no seam and with out the batting seams from the backing or any seamed middle layer become more apparent.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:46 PM
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I understand if you use no batting, and just the top and backing, it is called "birthing a quilt". Think some may put a thin later of something in between if at all. Also, believe these are called "summer quilts". At least that is my understanding! I think when I make mine, I will put a thin layer of flannel in between. I am hoping to make a "summer quilt" here soon.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:07 PM
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I spent half of my growing up years in the desert outside of Palm Springs, Calif.. my grandma lived there, out on the flat desert floor.. Still we had quilts.. much nicer to sleep under than a blanket! They had pieced tops, and a printed or plain backing with a piece of flannel between.. all 100% cotton.. our even lighter quilts were top, backing with a piece of muslin between for 'batting'... they were so wonderful.... I still have some of those quilts today.
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I plan to make a "quilt" with the top, flannel, and backing for my bed this summer
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:36 PM
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Those were not called quilts, but coverlets where I grew up.... a layer of muslin, flannel or a sheet instead of batting...
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I just finished a table runner and think next time I may use flannel as my batting to keep it thinner
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I purchased a vintage quilt like that, and the maker's granddaughter told me her Grandma called it a "summer" quilt.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:24 PM
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i have made picnic quilts with no batting. be careful, you can see the seam allowances. now i use muslin for "batting"
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