If you haven't done much sewing before, or have never handled bulky stuff, this may be a good way to go. The other advantage is that it is so much easier to launder!
If you don't already have one, invest in a walking or even-feed foot for your sewing machine. This will help enormously in feeding the bulk and layers through without creep, stretch, wodging up, and other bulk nasties. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />