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Thread: Flannel for backing & batting how warm?

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    MsSage's Avatar
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    I was wanting to get a bunch of batting to have on hand "just in case " LOL
    Then I go to thinking about using a flat flannel sheet I know some of yall do that and also use it for the backing.
    My question is how warm would one with a flannel sheets for both batting & backing be? I am talking warm enough for Idaho winter? NW Texas winter?
    If not then what batting would you suggest for use with a flannel backing?

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    I am not sure how warm it would be. I did a flannel backing on a small lap quilt because the fabric had dogs on it. But I did use regular Warm and Natural batting. To answer your question, actually I can't answer your question. Hope someone more experienced than me can.....

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    Senior Member ddrobins1956's Avatar
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    I often use flannel as the middle of my rag quilts. I think it makes a great quilt for watching tv or taking in the car (keeps the air conditioner from making my knees stiff). It would not be warm enough for a blanket to use on a cold winters night, in my opinion. In that case, I would use the flannel for the backing and a nice batting for middle.. I like Warm and Natural.

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    I often us flannel for the backing because it's soft and snuggly....but I always use some type of batting, usually warm and natural. I just gives it a little more warmth.

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    I use lots and lots of flannel for backing. Have never used flannel for batting, but a backing is one of my fav's.

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