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    Default A really warm quilt?

    Me and my husband just purchased a ten trailer and I am wanting to make quilts to take camping with us. The quilts that I make currently use warm and natural cotton batting, but I am wanting to make a heavier quilt since we will be outside in the mountains. Does anyone have a specific batting that they use when they want a heavier, warmer quilt? Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    Hobbs makes a wool batting, which I think would be warmer that cotton, though I've never used one. Also polyester battings, don't "breath" as much as cotton, so they I've found, hold the heat in more.
    When my husband and I were camping I made us a "down" quilt from feathers which was really warm, but you have to be careful you get the right fabric. Down feathers will poke out of regular cotton, so I used a rip-stop nylon, made especially for down filling.
    Some camping gear companies may have it available.
    Good luck and keep warm
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    Wool batting or you could always use a double layer of Warm & Natural.
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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    Could you possibly use layers of fleece as the batting? The quilts might be lighter and also washable. I might also suggest checking out the "innards" of a sleeping bag.

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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    Use poly fabric instead of cotton in the quilt top and/or backing. That'll keep you warm.
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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    I would think that you can use denim for a warmer quilt. I made my son a quilt from cotton and denim and it is super warm.
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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    Here is an idea (let me know if it is completely crazy).
    How about piecing the quilt top; then take the backing and stitch it to the top as if you were making a pillow cover - a very big pillow cover. Then use that as a duvet cover on a comforter.
    It will look like a quilt and will be warm like a comforter.
    Too crazy???

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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    I use flannel backing for our winter quilts!! makes them supper warm and instant warmth!! And who am I kidding, I use them all year as my hubby has the ac toooooooo cold.

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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    WOOL. Wool is always a good choice when camping is involved.

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    Default Re: A really warm quilt?

    I made a quilt for our camper, just a regular cotton top and backing with warm and natural batting. I bought us a couple of new Ibex flannel blankets to layer with the quilt so that we can decide on covers based on where we are and the weather. We did a spring camping trip (out first this season) and layered with the flannel and were plenty warm. We also have a furnace which keeps the trailer nice and warm. Do you have a furnace in your new camper?

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