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    DJ
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    I've always used warm and natural/white for batting, but for my current WIP, I'd like something just like it but lighter weight. I don't want to have to quilt too closely together (machine quilting). What would you suggest?

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    I just used Fleece instead of batting...love it!! It was very easy to machine quilt.

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    I use Quilters Dream blend. You can stitch up to 12" apart with it and it is a little lighter in weight I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    I've always used warm and natural/white for batting, but for my current WIP, I'd like something just like it but lighter weight. I don't want to have to quilt too closely together (machine quilting). What would you suggest?

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    Do you want something lighter weight BECAUSE you want to quilt further apart? If I understand you correctly, I'm a bit confused, coz W&N/W&W can be quilted with (imho) huge gaps. I wanna say 8-10" apart.

    If you want something really lightweight, I did one with flannel in the middle. That was very soft.

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    For "summer" quilts, prewashed flannel like MadQuilter mentioned or some use a layer of cotton fabric instead of traditional batting :D:D:D

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    Thanks. Sounds like flannel would be a good choice.

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    I'm watching this one. I have the same question.

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    Quilters Dream Cotton Request loft or Select loft (better I feel). Neither is heavy as WN and can be quilted up to 8 apart. http://quiltersdreambatting.com/
    Comes in white or natural.

    Jain VA

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    Any suggests as to where to get the best price online for quilters dream?

    I sure appreciate all the help!

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    Try this: http://www.thefind.com/crafts/info-q...-dream-batting

    Or just google it.

    Jan in VA

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    Okay . . . taking your advice . . . ordered!
    Thanks again.

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    lightweight, single sided flannel (prewashed of course) works well when you just need a light layer. and you can quilt as far apart as you want...no migrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quilters Dream Cotton Request loft or Select loft (better I feel). Neither is heavy as WN and can be quilted up to 8 apart. http://quiltersdreambatting.com/
    Comes in white or natural.

    Jain VA

    I agree.....I only use Quilter's Dream and it comes in all sorts of lofts for particular needs. There is no scrim in their cotton. They do have poly mixes for those who like that and a fabulous wool. I just don't even bother with anything other than Quilter's Dream.

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    I use hobbs 80/20 and really like it. Hobby Lobby store have queen size for $16.99 but with a 40% off coupon it is about $10.

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    I really like the idea of using flannel - I bet that is easy to quilt and wears really well!! Hmm...if you need it light how bout just using it for both the batting and backing? I did that with Fleece and it came out wonderful.

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