How many layers of quilt batting do I need?

Can I use 2 layers of batting?

No matter how many layers of wool or poly batting you layer it won’t matter. The trick is to always use 1 layer of a flat thick weave batting like Soft & toasty, bamboo, or even 80/20. Then you put a layer of a “poofy” batting (low loft or medium) on top of that. You can choose poly or wool.

Can you double up cotton batting?

The most common combination of double batting is a layer of cotton or 80/20 cotton/poly with a layer of wool on top for puff. I have used this combination in the past and like it too.

What kind of batting is warmest?

Cotton – typically the warmest of batting options because it is thicker than polyester. It will make a quilt cozier and warm in winter but still allow it to be cool during warmer months because it is a natural fiber. It will also be more expensive than polyester because it is natural.

How much larger should batting be than quilt top?

To ensure you have “wiggle” room, you want your batting to be 2” bigger all around. That means you will add 4” to the width and 4” to the length of the pieced top to determine the size of the batting layer.

Can I use an old blanket as quilt batting?

Reusing an old blanket for your quilt certainly embraces the “reduce, reuse, recycle” concept and hails back to the early days of quilting, too. … An old wool blanket that still has plenty of warmth to offer but is truly showing its age can be used as batting if you wash it first.

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