Several months ago, I started making Hunky Husband another Afghan quilt - one to use when he naps in the reclining chair in his bedroom. (Actually, I started to make an Afghan for myself but decided he needed it worse than did I.) The pieces, to start with, were cut from old denim or heavy cotton clothing (jeans, skirts, housecoats). I don't recall why (probably to make the darned quilt come out to be about 40" x 60"); but, after finishing two goodly-sized squares, I decided to make a rectangle from quilting fabric that was left over from the Afghan that HH uses in he living room.
Along with the glorious plans for the pieced part of the quilt, I had decided to use an old cotton (thermal-weave) blanket as the batting and a piece of a new, heavy-weight cotton flannel sheet as the backing. HH loves the backing on his living room Afghan - which had been cut from the same Queen-sized sheet 10-12 years ago. It is nice and fuzzy. (Tell me why HH loves fuzzy shirts, sheets, and PJs but won't touch an un-peeled peach!)
Anyway...making up things as I went, I finished the top, put the sandwich together, and pinned the assembly together with quilting (in other words, bent) safety pins. Only then did I discover that there was no way I was going to be able to do the quilting using my sewing machine. The sandwich is so thick that the one line of stitching that I made across the width was anything but pleasing to feel or see.
Change in plans: If I cannot quilt the sandwich, myself, I will tie the sandwich together making it a comforter.
I've started the process, but there is much yet to be done - several months' worth of work. In the photo, below, the dark blue around the edges is the blanket/batting. The sheet/backing doesn't show but is cream-colored - nearly the same color as the floor vinyl (tile pattern) that shows at the bottom of the photo.
In the close-up, below, please note that when I get the ties all done at the spacing of the existing ties, I will go back to insert ties between each pair. I'm doing it the fast way so as to enable finishing the edges before doing all of the ties. It will be so much easier to work with the less-bulky total.
This Afghan surely will not rival HH's living room Afghan for beauty; but, it will surely be warm!