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Thread: Ever Use Flannel for Batting?

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    Super Member catrancher's Avatar
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    I'm making a small (very small) wall hanging. It's raw-edged applique with lots of tiny little pieces. (I guess I'll post a picture.) I'm thinking I want to use the top-stitching as quilting, but I want a thin batting. Is there any reason I shouldn't use flannel instead of traditional batting? It won't ever be washed, so shrinkage isn't an issue. I just want to make sure I'm not committing myself to a disaster. It's from a kit a friend asked me to do, and let me tell you, it's been a bear. (No pun intended.)
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    I've used flannel for batting and love it.

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    I don't see why not since laundering won't be an issue. Very nice by the way!

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    I just Toni Whitney..and her patterns...one of my FAVE designers for sure...

    this thing is less than 10" finished, so flannel, even if you fused two thin pieces together would be just fine for it...you need it lie very flat for any quilting you do...

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    be sure to send your pix to Toni..she loves to share them on FB and her site!

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    Wow I really like the bear. My mother used to use flannel sheets in what she called her summer quilts because she didn't like a heavy quilt in hot weather. They washed ok too.

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    The bear is awesome. I have some of her patterns too and just love them but haven't started them yet.

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    I have used flannel a lot. I wash it several times to make it shrink as much as possible. Makes for a soft, cuddly quilt.

    Love your bear quilt!

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    wow ! awsome !

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    Thanks! I thought it would be okay, and now i'm reassured. Onward!

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