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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Jan 24 2015 :  03:14:59 AM  Show Profile
Has anyone made their own quilt batting from their wool? I had seen at a farm show where they sewed batts together to make it large enough for a lap quilt. I was looking on the internet but didn't come up with much. I know you can get batts made, but I was thinking of just doing it myself???? Good idea, Bad Idea??? Would you have to use a light cotton to encase the wool in and then tie it to hold the batts in place? Thanks for your help.


just a girl farming in WI

Michele

5 acre Farmgirl
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~~~*Terri*~~~
WA.
USA
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Posted - Jan 24 2015 :  08:07:00 AM  Show Profile
I found a woolbatt at a thrift store years ago and still have it..maybe one day Ill use it LOL! Trade for it ?

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~~*Terri*~~
Life is too short, it is just a vapor, live it like you wont have another minute with the ones you love......
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 24 2015 :  09:18:28 AM  Show Profile
Oh thanks, but I have plenty of my own wool! Just thought this would be an neat way to use some of it.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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gramadinah
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Diana
Orofino ID
USA
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Posted - Jan 24 2015 :  09:35:38 AM  Show Profile
Terri how big a bat is it and what would you like in trade?

Diana

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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Jan 27 2015 :  6:08:26 PM  Show Profile
I hope someone can help you with this Michele.

Dawn in IL
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 28 2015 :  5:17:11 PM  Show Profile
I will have to research it more I guess.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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SandraM
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Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
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Posted - Jan 29 2015 :  06:06:44 AM  Show Profile
We have them made at a Mill right now. We cover them in muslin and tie them to keep the batt in place. We have some wool processing equipment but cannot make the large batts.

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Jan 29 2015 :  4:30:13 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Sandra. I was wondering if you would have to have in muslin or not. I know I have heard that they take old quilts and take the wool out and clean and fluff it up and put it back in the quilt. I am going to try doing this for a twin size quilt. Can't hurt to try!
thanks again for responding.

Farming in WI

Michele
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SandraM
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Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
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Posted - Jan 29 2015 :  4:44:44 PM  Show Profile
You do not have to put them in muslin, we just choose to sell them that way. I made a quilt and used a wool batt.

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Jan 31 2015 :  04:02:56 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Sandra, I was hoping to use my wool batts off of my drum carder. I was thinking of pulling apart the layers, making them thinner. Then criss cross them for a twin size quilt. Maybe putting them in a "bag" of muslin I could them tie it all, then use for the quilt?? I would then tie the quilt. Do you think that would work? The quilt would mostly be just sitting on the bed, no one would be using it everyday. I would try like to try it out one night, and see if I like the wool for batting. just looked at your website. I saw the crib batting you had, and that is what I was thinking of doing. Your picture of the wet area is great!

Farming in WI

Michele
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SandraM
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Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
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Posted - Feb 02 2015 :  05:26:11 AM  Show Profile
The largest batts we can make are 24 inches wide. I would love if we could at least make lap quilt size. I would try it, if it is just for your use. I think you would be able to tell if it is going to work when you start layering them. I would think you would have to use a cover of some kind.I did wonder if needle felting them a little would help ?? Let me know who's it goes!

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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