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    Junior Member rebeccalr's Avatar
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    After spending WAY too much on my last three quilts, I decided to think thriftier and came up with this idea. I love consignment sales and as I am looking for clothes for my kids I check out the receiving blankets. Flannel in cute kid patterns. I am storing up to make baby quilts using the string-quilt-as-you-go method. These will be my backings. All 13 blankets for $10 and 4 of them are brand new. I estimate at least 1/2 - 1 yard in each blanket.
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    What a great fabric source and most of those are 100% cotton. Thanks for sharing

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    wonderful idea!!!

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    Great idea. The blankets are made from good flannel so they will last through many washing.

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    Good thinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccalr
    After spending WAY too much on my last three quilts, I decided to think thriftier and came up with this idea. I love consignment sales and as I am looking for clothes for my kids I check out the receiving blankets. Flannel in cute kid patterns. I am storing up to make baby quilts using the string-quilt-as-you-go method. These will be my backings. All 13 blankets for $10 and 4 of them are brand new. I estimate at least 1/2 - 1 yard in each blanket.
    Great idea, between the strings on the top and the flannel underneath the quilts will be warm and cuddly. May in Jersey

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    Good thinking, way to save.

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    I always hit the " textile aisle" when in good will... It's almost my favorite place to shop.... I'm such a cheapy...smile... but gosh darn it.. sewing/quilting is SO expensive these days!

    I also hit the large mens and ladies dept. There's alot of fabric in some of those shirts/skirts/dresses!!

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    good idea, thanks for the ideas

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    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the great idea.

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