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Thread: Flannel sheet for batting

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    I spent $0 on my Tumbling Blocks quilt. Now keeping in the same mode, what about using a flannel sheet for the batting? I think I have heard of it done, but don't know if it is a good idea. I can buy batting, I'm just keeping the theme going. Also, am going to use up large pieces of material pieced together for the backing.
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    That would work. I have some vintage quilts that have old blankets used as batting. I have even heard of old quilts used for batting. I would want to hand quilt that.

    Go for it, keep the theme.

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    I'm going to use flannel as the batting for a quilt for my DGD. It won't be as heavy as using regular batting but it should work just fine. Also, it doesn't have to be quilted as closely as using batting. The flannel won't shift or bunch up.

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    I have used those polyester blankets that you can get really cheap. I like a heavier quilt and this is perfect. :0)

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    Flannel works well, just be sure to wash in hot and dry in hot to get the shrinkage taken care of before sandwiching. I like using it for table runner or toppers. Bulk isn't needed there.

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    Thanks to all of you for the help. When I ask a question and you reply, I feel so good I could almost cry.
    Thanks again.
    Rita

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    I see lots and lots of flannel sheets and pillow cases at our local Goodwill in excellent condition. I think I will follow your lead and try using one as batting. Thanks for the idea!

    Jenni

    PS Don't cry...we love you! hehe

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    I love the theme for this quilt!! My oldest DD wants a quilt with just flannel for the batting to keep it lighter :D:D:D

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    I use flannel as batting for most of my quilts. I like the way it looks and it sews up really nice with out the bulk of batting and they are nice and warm.

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    I love using flannel as it makes the quilt all snuggly and comfy!

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