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    Cool batting cost or batting alternative?

    how much per metreish?

    or is there something else (cheaper) that can be used? im attempting a flannette rag quilt and it's already costing a fortune :S

    also, it would make sense for the batting to be quick to dry

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    When I make rag quilts, I like to use the cotton natural batting that is thin and easy to use. Check with Fabricland when it is going on sale. Len's Mills store sells it also. You could buy a used comforter from Goodwill and wash it, dry it and take it apart and use the batting.

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    thanks.. now im wondering about using a fleece for the backing and skipping the batting altogether.. i figure the flannelette plus fleece backing would be warm enough.

    can anyone envision my flannette/fleece combo idea back firing somehow???

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    i dont use any batting when I'm just making a rag quilt.

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    would it be warm enough? it's for ds big boy bed and i dont want to need to use other sheets

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    it's a double layer of flannel, or inn your case flannel and fleece. it will be plenty warm.

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    also, does anyone have any tips for washing? some sites say warm water.. others cold..

    and, does anyone do their rows staggered?

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    I have done ones totally in fleece and don't use batting. I'm not sure about mixing flannelette which is cotton and fleece which is polyester and stretchy.

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    I wouldn't mix flannel and fleece. I made DD's two layers of flannel but I use an extra blanket in the winter. It is a nice weight for a cooler night in the spring/summer/fall though. You could always do a third layer of flannel.
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    Lens sells it both by the yard/meter and by the bag.
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    I use flannel and microfleece every time I make my quilts (or minky instead of microfleece on the back)





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