Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Monday, August 08, 2022

Making a Summer Quilt + TOG Ratings




A summer quilt is usually a very light coverlet of a quilt. It consists of a front and a back and may have an inner layer of a cotton or cotton flannel sheet or very, very thin, flat batting - think of the old-fashioned no loft, very airy batting that almost looks like it could pull apart--cotton candy like! 

It is used quilted or tied,  primarily single layer of bedding in hot climates and almost always in the summer, hence the name "summer quilt"!









TOG Ratings Chart

What is a TOG and what are its ratings?

TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding. 

Put simply, the lower the TOG rating the lighter the fabric. The higher the rating, the more padded and insulated it is for warmth.

Summer (hot): 3 or 4.5 Tog rating

Summer (cooler): 6 or 7.5

Spring/Fall: 9 or 10.5

Winter (Cool): 12 or 13.5

Winter (Freezing): 15 or 16.5




There you go the easy and the scientific explanation of a summer quilt!





Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, from my heart and with my hands

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Summer Day



Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? 

This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down— who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. 

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. 

Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

American Poet
(1935-2019)



I need a shadier hat!
Ahhh, that's better!


Ah, the blue one is really relaxing me!


Is it's too hot for cameras, it's way too hot for cats. 

It's cool cat time!


What about us???


The protest begins!

Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, from my heart and with my hands