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Can a tee-shirt quilt be made without a batting to keep it cooler? What spacing is recommended between quilting lines since I have used fusible interfacing to minimize stretching of the tee-shirts.
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You could use flannel as the batting or the back. That will keep it lighter, in weight and warmth.
You could just do a stitch in the ditch for the quilting or just tie it with yarn. Enough to keep things from shifting.
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In my opinion and it's only an opinion I would use batting to help stabilize it further. As far as cooling I have several friends who use wool or wool blend even in the deep South as it is said to wick moisture away, bamboo is supposed to do the same.
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There are very light weight battings you could use. I would use some type of batting if I was making it. I have made several t-shirt quilts and think you might be sorry if you don't use some batting as it helps hold the quilt together and stabilized. I know that what are called, Summer Quilts, don't have batting, but they don't really look or feel like a quilt. They just look like a sheet to me. just my humble opinion.
As to the quilting spacing, I normally don't quilt more than a Hans width apart, with less than that most of the time. If you go the no batting route, I would suggest no more than a couple of inches apart.