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    Quote Originally Posted by JCY View Post
    Single thickness 80/20 batting should be adequate. I usually wash my quilts before gifting. That way I know no colors ran, etc. I also like the puffed up crinkled look. It shows off the FMQ & also makes for a nice clean quilt, ready to use, for the baby. I'm expecting my 1st grt. grandchild next mo. I bought the Kimba panel, added a 2" border, & had fun with the FMQ around the animals, etc. I bought 2 other panels today on sale 50% off at my LQS. They make nice gifts w/o all the piecing work. JCY
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    I have made a lot of baby quilts and always just use single batting I never double the batting and it is plenty warm.
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    It will also make a difference how dense your FMQ is. The less-dense the quilting, the more fluffy your quilt will be after washing. Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a wall hanging (picture posted!). Most of the quilting was 1/4" apart. Lovely for a wall-hanging, but it would have been a really bad idea for a quilt of any size.
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    I always wash my baby quilts (actually any quilts) before giving them to the recipient. On baby quilts (because my family and a lot of my friends have allergies) I include a card letting the parents know it was made from 100% cotton and cotton or cotton/bamboo hypoallergenic batting and that it has been washed in scent/dye free tide and downy. That way if they have any issues with the detergent/softener they can rewash. I also suggest washing in cold or warm water in the future and line or very low heat dryer drying. I'd hate for a new quilt to be ruined from being washed in hot water with other baby items. I always use a Shout dye catcher sheet the first time I wash, too.
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    Thank you all so much! I'm thinking that I will go ahead and wash this one prior to gifting, as I was planning on giving it to her ar her baby shower in just a few weeks. If you all think that single layer batting is appropriate, I will go with that and keep my fingers crossed that it will "fluff" up a bit and feel cozier after washing. Now to decide what pattern to quilt it.........

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    Baby quilts I wash for all the above reasons, don't like chemicals near babies!!

    Also the last thing a stressed new mum needs to deal with is washing a gawjus quilt and it comes out wrinkly. They'll think they've ruined it if it isn't all flat anymore lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamipatch View Post
    Baby quilts I wash for all the above reasons, don't like chemicals near babies!!

    Also the last thing a stressed new mum needs to deal with is washing a gawjus quilt and it comes out wrinkly. They'll think they've ruined it if it isn't all flat anymore lol
    Lol... Oh gosh... I never thought of that!

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    I do the same. I'd rather buy a baby gift than have my quilt fall apart after they wash it, so I wash prior to gifting.
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