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lightweight batting

Postby btranlo » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:59 pm

I would like to know what is the best , lightest weight batting to use in bed quilts for senior citizens. They have trouble lifting quilts with the 80/20 batting and polyester is so hot! I have some silk batting but that's pretty expensive stuff. Any suggestions???? BTRANLO
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby Margo » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:05 pm

I would use Quilter's Dream Cotton in the Request Loft. You may need to ask your LQS to order some for you as they usually stock the heavier lofts.

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Re: lightweight batting

Postby Lorchen » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:29 pm

What about 'Thermore' from Hobbs? It's thin and very light. It's intended for use in garments, but it works really well in quilts that need to be light. It's 100% polyester, non-allergenic. machine and hand washable.
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby theothermarion » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:46 pm

Maybe you need no batting at all, or just a layer or two of flannel. Flannel shrinks more than cotton, though. I would wash it at least two times before you use it.
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby cjtinkle » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:59 am

Check out Quilters Dream Orient, it's so yummy to the touch! Light, breathable, silk/bamboo blend.
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby ferret » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:02 am

I would suggest wool. It's light weight, and has lovely thermal properties. it's warm and cool, somewhat like silk but a lot cheaper. It also has good loft so shows quilting well and resists creasing.

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Re: lightweight batting

Postby Mandella » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:34 pm

How about skipping the batting altogether, as has already been suggested, but backing the quilt with a layer of fleece? Not only is it light, warm and cuddly, it tends not to move around too much either.
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby ritzy » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:27 pm

I do love the wool batting. I get muscle spasms from too much weight so the wool is light and comfortable.
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Re: lightweight batting

Postby alibeoley » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:43 am

Yup, I would definitely suggest wool as well, Hobbs Heirloom and Quilters Dream are both machine washable.
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