Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Need Some Help Please!

I need some help! We quilting ladies at the church are going to be making quilts for our Mission Team to take to Mexico with them in August. My question is, would you use batting in these quilts since it is so hot down there? Someone suggested a piece of flannel, but wouldn't that be hot too? These quilts are specifically for babies. The team that was there before said that since the people don't have much they wrap their newborns in rags or whatever they have. That just broke our hearts and we wanted these children to have something better. Last evening I got my charm packs out and one package makes a perfect size little quilt. I am so excited about this project and am looking forward to having our team provide these little ones with quilts they can keep for a lifetime.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!


Jan said...

You are right in your thinking about the heat. We have such a high hispanic pop. and they are notorious for keeping babies too hot even in TX heat. Might consider a very light cotton that breaths good. Great project.

log cabin quilter said...

Some areas in Mexico are in the mountains and it gets quite cold at night, so I think batting would be fine. Or, just putting some flannel in the middle would be good. I think you need at least that in the middle Just my opinion.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing to do! Gosh, can't say I have any good information on the batting part.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

My MIL just made my three girls some quilts for Christmas using a new batting. The top and bottom were simple light-weight cotton and she used verrrrrrry thin material for her batting....."Thinsulate" batting.

I haven't used it myself (yet)---she did very simple grid quilting with it and she didn't have any problems.

I did a Google and it appears quilter either like it or hate it. I also read that it is available at JoAnn's stores, but we don't have one near us to verify this statement.

For what it's worth, I hope this helps.

I love the girls' quilts! They are the "cool when they need to be cool, but warm and comforting when they need to be warm and comforting." Do you know what I mean? Nothing beats home-made quilts.

scraphappy said...

What a nice project. I would think that the quilts would not be too hot if you used a lightweight cotton batting. I don't think they would hold up all that well with nothing in the middle

Janet said...

I have been to an orphanage in Mexico and it can get quite cold at night in Mexico. One thing to note is that they do not have heat in there homes in most cases. I always use a 4 oz batting in all my charity quilts. I figure the quilts can be used to sleep on top of also.