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MicoNyan
11-21-12, 12:42 am
So, I am planning on sewing my own cageliners for the first time. My original plan was to have fleece as the top layer and then have a mattress pad sewn underneath as the bottom layer. Unfortunately, i found that mattress pads are quite pricey so, I thought about another alternative I could use.
My question is, can I use a cotton blanket as the bottom layer instead of a mattress pad? I'm a bit hesitant to use uhaul pads because I've heard several people claim that uhaul pads don't last as long.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions on what would be a good alternative, or if cotton blankets are fine, it would be appreciated :)

HannibalLecter
11-21-12, 12:47 am
I don't think a cotton blanket would have the same absorbency as a uhaul pad or thick towel.

lissie
11-21-12, 01:37 am
I think cotton blanket should be fine, depending on how thick it is. If you're talking about cotton quilt, with cotton batting, those definitely work.

MicoNyan
11-21-12, 02:26 pm
Thank you!

Guinea_lover327
12-17-12, 06:35 pm
Are these good Pellon Insul-Fleece Batting: Crafts : Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pellon-Insul-Fleece-Batting/17256262)

or

Nature's Touch White Cotton Batting with Scrim: Crafts : Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nature-s-Touch-White-Cotton-Batting-with-Scrim/20683337)

Or

Textiles Plus Inc. 100pct Cotton Terry Bath Towel: Bath : Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Textiles-Plus-Inc.-100pct-Cotton-Terry-Bath-Towel/21421293)

spy9doc
12-17-12, 07:05 pm
I'm a bit hesitant to use uhaul pads because I've heard several people claim that uhaul pads don't last as long.

You need to enclose the uHaul pad between two layers of fleece if you are planning to sew liners. I sewed three sets of liners over a year ago and they are barely showing any wear. If the uHaul pad is not enclosed, it tends to disintegrate over time.

I honestly can't understand why one would use something else! The uHaul pad is $7.95 and depending on cage size, you can get two liners out of one pad. Just be sure to wash and dry the pad on HOT before sewing because it will shrink.

If you have your heart set on mattress pads, then look around at thrift stores like Goodwill here in the US. I don't advise using batting for the liners as it just isn't that absorbent.