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KathleenWH
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Date: 6/26/13 10:17 PM

Hello! I have just gotten a Tempurpedic mattress, which I really like . . . except that my body heats it up during the night, to a point that it is uncomfortable. The dealer recommended that I put a cotton quilt between the mattress and the fitted sheet. I haven't quilted before, but I should be able to sew together the basic layers in a simple fashion. However, I don't know what kind of batting to get. It needs to be something that helps the air circulate between me and the memory foam. Any thoughts? I would love to be able to keep this mattress AND be comfortable!

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Date: 6/26/13 10:29 PM

100% cotton batting is easily found in most quilt shops and my local Hancocks carries it. That's what I would recommend. Polyester does not breath at all even though it feels very light weight. ''Warm and Natural'' and ''Hobbs'' both make excellent batting products. My favorite is the ''Warm and Natural'' and I've made over 200 quilts in the last 30 years or so. They hold up better than polyester batting too. The polyester seems to disappear over time.

Hope this helps!

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Date: 6/27/13 9:58 AM

I have used wool mattress pads exclusively for... 15 years? They are very expensive but VERY WONDERFUL. Sooooo comfortable. (We don't have a Tempurpedic, though, so ymmv.)

I get mine at Zeilinger's Wool (zwool.com). (NAYY) Actually, to save a little $, I buy raw wool from shepherds (Romney breed, typically - something not too harsh or too fine), scour it myself, and send the clean wool to Z's. They card it and assemble the pad.

Hm, Z's website seems to be down right now (Thursday AM), but really, the pads are worth checking out. They do sell them in finished form.

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Date: 6/27/13 10:14 AM

A wool mattress pad. Amazon has some good choices. Wool breathes and has loft.

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Date: 6/27/13 10:34 AM

I agree with the others get a commercial mattress pad rather than trying to use a flat quilt. Less bunching and shifting under the bottom sheet, and no bulk in the corners.

My first choice would also be wool, but cotton mattress pads are also available. Here's one at Lands End with 100% cotton ticking and 95% cotton fill.

And you have validated my fear of Memory Foam mattresses, that I would be too hot...

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