Batting quilt questions

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by EweSheep, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln

    I never made a quilt in pieces but in large pieces. And I love some of the quilt 'covers' that has no batting or bottom pieces, just the top part which you will have to sew it on to a batting and bottom material.

    I have many wool blankets (we do CW reeancting) and wanted to know if I can use the wool blankets for a nice quilt coverlet. The wool blankets are in single person size, twin size and I will have to sew them together to make a nice queen size.

    Any suggestions on how to put the top cover quilt onto the wool blanket or do I need to add the bottom fabric and sew it on?

    I dont sew well and I do have a sewing machine. Wish me luck!
  2. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Warrior Alabama
    My Coop
    I assume that you are talking about the printed quilt tops that are available. You would have to be careful using wool because wool shrinks so badly. Also wool would make a very heavy quilt.
    100% wool would be very hard to quilt due to the density.
    Having said all that if it were me I would find another use for the wool. Hope this helps.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Never gave it a thought! Thanks!

    I dont think I want it to be too heavy. It was one of those Army surplus blankets and they dont weight that much but when wet, they are! However I didnt know about strinkage so its a no go unless I put some kind of zipper on one side of the blanket so I can take out the blanket out to be washed or whatever. To keep it from moving so much I woul dhave to make ties thru the whole thing. I dont think I want to take all that effort into it.

    Will have to go for cotton batting.
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I've used blankets as batting before. Just make sure the blanket is preshrunk. It will be amuch more comfortable (less itchy) quilt if you put a backing on it too. I have some of theose old military blankets. They do very well in the washer and dryer. I think they will be OK.

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