Not all quilts need batting.
Surprised to hear that?
I was – when I first began making quilts.
I thought the point of the whole process was to layer a quilt top, batting and backing – thus creating the quilt.
Anything less would be, well, maybe a blanket.
But then as I learned about making quilts, I discovered that there are several alternatives to batting as a layer between the quilt top and backing.
Plus, it turns out that during the Civil War, quilters used old wool blankets between the layers of their quilts.
That way, the quilts were warm and some of the blankets that were in less-than-perfect repair were able to be put to a useful purpose.
Explore other alternatives to traditional batting: