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best batting for newbie that is thicker than warm & natural

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tvtt posted on Sun, Feb 16 2014 8:19 PM

I'm about to start my second quilt.  I used warm & natural on my first and since I don't have anything to judge it against it was fine.  However I wish it was heavier and had more loft.  What should I try this time?  (I'm making a quilt for my son's bed)

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 17 2014 12:36 AM

Poly batts have more loft, they aren't necessarily heavier.   Wool batts have good loft, but are lighter.   You can double batts, they make hi loft poly batts.   If you want heavier you can use heavier material in the top and back.  Flannel adds weight.  Denim quilts are weighty.   I've made denim quilts with double batts and they are quite heavy

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tvtt:
However I wish it was heavier and had more loft.  What should I try this time?  (I'm making a quilt for my son's bed)

Try one of the Quilters Dream Cotton Batting, it comes in different lofts... Request, Select, Deluxe, and Supreme...with Supreme being the thickest

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Flo replied on Wed, Mar 19 2014 1:20 PM

Have you tried the new bamboo battings?  I like the feel of them, but can not afford them.

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