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Thread: Flannel Sheets- It's not my imagination!

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    I bought some flannel sheets for our DGD's room ( spare room) at Target on sale and I was pleasently surprised at how good they are. Now as loosely woven or cheaply make as so many. You might check them out.
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    I buy sheets for my beds only from LLBean....they are thick and cozy. I guess they could also be used for the baCK of quilts...I dont use them for quilts.
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    I don't use flannel for quilts, but I love flannel sheets..and you are not imagining it...the quality across the board has sunk to a new low...I used to buy the QVC Northern nights sheets..this year the set we got was so thin it was more like a brushed cotton than a flannel...and it pilled the first wash...we NEVER had those sheets pill....so...no more QVC sheets..I sent them back!

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    I bought some real thick and nice ones on line at Walmart. They do not carry them in the store.

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    barbir - I was thinking the same thing. I love LLBean's flannel sheets. They stay on the bed into summer before I switch to regular sheets. Summer calls for fresh, line dried cotton sheets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie View Post
    I like flannel sheets, both on my bed and on the backs of my quilts. Lately, I've been finding it much more difficult to find tightly woven, good quality flannel sheets that don't shrink, pill or get really thin after a few washings. I was pretty positive that the quality has deteriorated and now I'm sure. I've been cleaning out closets and on the top shelf, I found a flannel sheet purchased from Sears probably twenty years ago which had never been used. It's thick, soft, has deep hems and best of all, Made in Canada! (Don't ask why it's been in the closet that long). It's absolutely perfect for the quilt top backing that I need to finish a quilt for my granddaughter. Now I wish there were a few more up there. Does anyone know a source for good quality flannel (sheets or yardage) at a reasonable cost?
    Shelbie,
    Agreed, flannel sheets make wonderful backings for quilts. Gives them that extra softness many of us like. I have had wonderful luck shopping for flannel sheets at many Goodwill stores, or other thrift shops. Hubby and I hit them all when we are out on the road. Have found some very nice thick, soft, and pretty flannels. Keep on looking. You may be as lucky as I have been.
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    Here are a couple of sites that have loads of flannel!! I've just purchased fabric from FlannelWorld for my grandson's rag quilt but haven't received it yet. Their prices are also great!! http://flannelqueen.com/index.htm and http://www.flannelworld.com/index.php FlannelWorld's prices are a lot more reasonable but check out both.
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    I just bought my first set of Cosco flannel sheets at a Warehouse outlet in Niagara Falls. They seem thick and have washed and dried well. I think that I will be a repeat customer. Thanks for all of your good suggestions.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Just recently we purchased flannel sheets from Target. Not something I thought I would like, but my husband thought the price was right. I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality. I think it would work as a quilt backing, but I know my DH will not give them up!
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    When I married and moved into my husband's "home place" I found an old comforter in the closet. It was a very dark stripped, flannel over an older quilt and tied with cotton cord. It had been used hard and showed wear and tear but that heavy cotton flannel was sturdy and still had plenty of nap. It appeared to have once been a garment, maybe a flannel petticoat, and had been pieced to make the cover. (The comforter disappeared soon after I found it--my MIL had a mania for new and couldn't wait to dispose of her MIL's Hosier, canning jars, crocks, etc.) I loved that flannel--a survivor--so unlike the flannels I knew.

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