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Thread: Fabric Question

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    Junior Member rockie8903's Avatar
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    Hello..
    I tried to a search on this question but didn't find anything. Can you use broadcloth to make rag quilts. Is broadcloth like Flannel? Thanks for the answers.

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    Broadcloth is not like flannel. I bought some that was 100% cotton for a quilt back. It's a really nice cotton but I think they also make blends.
    Don't know the answer to your other question but someone will :)

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    Thanks Susan...I have been searching for Green Bay Packer Flannel and have yet to find it...i can find fleece and broadcloth but that is all.

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    broadcloth is a tighter woven cotton fabric...sometimes it is known as sheeting...

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    I only use flannel, but you really can use anything you want. Different fabrics will rag differently. I would do a small sample with two or three squares, rag it, and wash it. Then you would know if you like it or not.

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    Doing a sample square or two is a good idea. I think broadcloth is a little heavier than regular cotton, so it may not 'rag' as well as quilting cotton. Not at all like flannel.

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    Broadcloth is a nice cotton. I think of it like a thin canvas. It sort of has that feel to it.

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    I think that it may not rag the same as 100% cotton or flannel, so you may not be pleased with the outcome. I agree that you can try by making a couple of trial squares and try washing and drying them to see what result you get.

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