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Thread: flannel quilts

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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    Has anyone made one and just how easy is it to quilt them?

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    I am making three for my new nephews. It has been great to work with. So soft. I washed the fabric first and I think that helped.

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    Flannel is my favorite fabric. The winters are cold & always nice to snuggle up with. Just make sure you wash your fabric and don't use a fabric softener or sheets. I like to use spray sizzing when I iron. :D

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    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...ilt+pattern.do

    Thank you for your welcome.The above link should show you the pattern I want to make. I've made several rag quilts but didn't know how FM quilting would work.

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    Welcome from the California desert.

    I made this quilt for my son for Christmas. I wanted it to be very soft so I used a flannel backing and no batting. I used a spray baster from WalMart and had no trouble stitching in the ditch.

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    I made a 5-layer Chenille throw. Super easy and super warm.

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    I have made a few flannel quilts & love making them. I also pre-wash all of the fabric, making them so nice to sew with. I know you will enjoy making your flannel quilt. Please share when you get started.
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    Flannel is a looser weave cotton fabric than the regular fabric we work with. For that reason, prewashing is highly recommended to make the weave a bit tighter, and not have so much shrinkage after you have washed the quilt the first time (or the recipient).
    THe nice thing about sewing with flannel, if it isn't pre-washed is: It is going to shrink, giving it a very antique, well-loved look and will actually become more "substantial" feeling after it has been washed.
    Flannel will probably shrink more per inch than regular one hundred percent cotton, because of that loose weave, or it may be more accurate to say: fewer threads per inch in the flannel. Just keep that in mind as you work.
    Your quilt for your son was very good, and he is a handsome boy.
    You have a lot to be proud of.

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    I have even hand quited flannel, not as easy as just regular cotton fabric, but not that bad either.

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    I've made a rag quilt out of flannel as well as several Yellow Brick Road quilts. I had no problem quilting them. Though it would get pretty heavy if you make a king size. Also may not want your block too small with flannel cause of the thicker seams. Oh yea, make sure that you do prewash, flannel shrinks more than regular cotton fabrics.

    By the way, welcome to the board from Southern California.

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