I'm making a blanket for a friend of mine who's due in June (being in Australia, start of winter)
I've got the front done, its a patchwork of flannelette squares, bordered in satin. Now, I don't know what to back it with...I can do:
a plain and simple polar fleece,
a plain, heavy-ish cotton, (Or I think I have some white flannelette somewhere?)
or the cotton but with a layer of that batting (or whatever you call it that you use in the middle of handmade quilts)
I'm not sure which to use because I don't want it to be too heavy/hot, and with the patchwork, i've got all those lovely seam bits on the wrong side (or should I trim them off a bit?) which might sorta 'poke through' or just be lumpy through the back. Also, not sure if the batting would make it stiff...
Could someone maybe steer me in the right direction?
I'm planning on making a few for my bub due at the end of september too - gotta start soon...