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Thread: flannel backing for a quilt?

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    just remember that you must, must, must preshrink any flannel that you use. finish off the edges first and then hot water and dryer.

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    i'm not sure i understand: is the front the john deere cotton? and the back will be the flannel? and you need to know what to use for batting?

    how much john deere front fabric do you have? or is that the flannel?

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    The front is all cotton. Some John Deere prints and some solids. The back is flannel with a John Deere pattern on it. What kind of batting, it any, would you use.

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    I live in Georgia, sleep under a wool quilt, cotton quilt and a flannel quilt in the winter. The flannel quilt is flannel on both the top and backing with batting. We like the weight of quilts. Of course we turn the heat down low and sometimes I run the ceiling fan so is will be cold enough for the quilts.

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    so i guess that answers that. depending on where they live, choose batting that's appropriate for the warmth you think they need. dd may know whether they like to be warm-warm or cool.

    if they like warm-warm, just prewash the flannel as above, and treat it as any other backing. if they like cool, batt it with the lightest batt around (there are some mighty thin ones, and they're not all cotton) or prewashed flannel. it's all in the desired warmth.

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    I LOVE flannel as backings. I use regular polyester fluffy batting from JoAnns. It keeps it lightweight, as far as being too many pounds go. And if you want it for warmer places, just use the ultra thin. Flannel is go great to keep quilts on the bed! Besides being very very very cuddly.

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