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Thread: flannel quilting

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    i bought some cute strawbery shortcake material that is flannel that i couldnt pass up i want to make a blanket out of it for my granddaughter. I never used flannel to make a quilt out of, is it the same procedure as cotton.

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    wash before using to get the shrinks out

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    Same but softer and warmer. You can use it just as you would any cotton. Enjoy!

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    I love using flannel...I think its the new gen,,,,my kids say...Mom can use use flannel...I use flannel for the backing only and yup...its sooo comfortable.

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    ooo flannel for the backin (mental note made)

    =^..^=

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    WASH AND DRY then iron with sizing BEFORE you begin to cut out your blocks......flannel is great stuff but it shrinks like crazy!!! the addition of the sizing while you iron will help to add body to the fabric....I use sizing whenever I press or iron any fabric. buy it at WalMart for less than a dollar a can....doesn't gunk up your iron either!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    I notice a big difference in piecing accuracy when I piece flannel with dual feed (built-in on my machine, but you could use a walking foot) and without. Without, my pieces don't line up well at all.

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    prewash prewash prewash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    prewash prewash prewash
    yes, yes, yes!!

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    I was reading in one mag. and they say do not prewash...I did not on this last quilt...fingers crossed

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