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Thread: flannel and cotton in same quilt?

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    Member Becca's Avatar
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    Is it acceptable to use flannel and cotton fabrics in the same quilt top?

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    yes

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    Yes, but you probably want to prewash and dry the flannel *twice* before using it with cotton. Flannel can shrink an incredible amount!

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    The only rules are the ones you decide to make because in quilting the only rule is the scant 1/4"..if you even want to call it that. It's more like a suggestion! LOL

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    Thanks! I'm glad there are no rules, since I have always been one to bend them. I found a cotton print with horses on it and I would like to use flannels with it just because it is for my son and flannels are so warm and cozy.

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    Yup no rules but the ones you make for yourself, crazy quilts use just about every fabric out there! Velvet, silk, polyester, cotton .... I tend to stick to cotton, but I'm not afraid to use other stuff if I like the look of it. I have even been considering doing some beading on a few quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Yes, but you probably want to prewash and dry the flannel *twice* before using it with cotton. Flannel can shrink an incredible amount!
    yes, very good idea to wash the flannel first.

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    Yes ,as the others have said, flannel shrinks much more than cotton at first so be sure to take note of that.jolo

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