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Thread: Baby quilt question

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    Senior Member gellybean402's Avatar
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    Has anyone with a longarm ever quilted a baby quilt which is made of two thin layers of flannel and no batting? I have one to quilt and the customer doesn't want batting for fear it will be too heavy or too warm for a baby that lives in a very warm climate. Will the flannel stretch? Any help or suggestions is much appreciated!

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    it shouldn't stretch...but it will shrink...I would quilt it fairly close so that it won't distort the designs with shinkage.

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    can you do a stitch around outside of each piece Before you put together on frame thats what I do when get fleece for backing. I have a Gammill longarm :):)

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    Oh thanks I didn't think about shrinkage!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    it shouldn't stretch...but it will shrink...I would quilt it fairly close so that it won't distort the designs with shinkage.

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    That's a great idea too. Thanks for the tip!
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    can you do a stitch around outside of each piece Before you put together on frame thats what I do when get fleece for backing. I have a Gammill longarm :):)

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    If they pre-washed and heat dried the flannel it won't shrink but don't put a lot of tension on it when you load it because it will stretch.

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    my grandson (8yrs old now) has one that he has dragged around all these years and it's just 2 pieces of flannel. It has worn very well.

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    flannel is not really a stretch (knit) fabric- it is woven cotton-just woven looser than the cotton you are used to. it quilts easily-
    the flannel should be pre-washed before quilting (the backing-too late for the top if it is pieced.

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