Putting batting in a flannel quilt.

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klunds posted on Tue, Oct 29 2013 8:53 PM

I made a flannel quilt and I am backing it with minke fabric.  I'm not sure what to use for a batting if anything at all.  Any Ideas?

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Karla replied on Tue, Oct 29 2013 8:55 PM

It certainly depends upon what kind of climate the quilt will be used.  If you're in (or the quilt will be used in) cold country, then you can use a cotton batting, or just another layer or two of flannel.  If you're in a warm climate most of the year, no batting is necessary.


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Flannel plus minke?  I'm not sure you need to add batting for any climate unless you like a really heavy quilt (and some people do!)

On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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Nana replied on Tue, Oct 29 2013 9:08 PM

I have used a thin cotton batting with flannel and minke.   But it isn't necessary to use any batting.

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