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    I keep reading where people are using two layers of batting in their guilts. Why other than extra warmth ?
    Does it make it difficult to quilt? Does it give an extra puffiness to the areas you quilt and give it something extra ? Why not use wool if its for warmth? Have any of you used two layers? I can only imagine it has to makes the quilt much heavier. There has to be some major benefits because another layer of batting adds additional cost to the quilt
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    I have never used 2 layers of batting. I think Angela Walters does sometimes so she gets a poofier look from her quilting. It certainly would run up the cost if one used 2 layers of batting on everything.

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    I have used 2 layers of Bamboo batting for the extra puffiness and I do not feel that the quilt gets much heavier.
    The quilting get lots of texture and I only do this for special quilts .
    For everyday quilts it is enough with one layer.


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    I have used two layers of batting in machine embroidery quilts. The blocks are made with one layer of batting and the background fabric. Then I have the quilter add another layer when it is quilted--generally meandering around the embroidery designs in the blocks. It gives a nice definition to the block. I'm in warm and sunny FL so don't need the extra warmth. LOL!

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    I have used 2 battings, a white one and a black one. The quilt top was dark colours and I was worried that the batting would migrate. The backing was a white background with a light gray filegree. You could see the black batting, so I added a white layer to it. It is a queen size and I had no issues quilting on my sit down. It is a bit heavier than wool. The weight is not an issue when you live in Canada.

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    I used it in my granddaughters quilt due to I knew it was was going to be on the floor. I thought it would provide more padding

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