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Thread: flannel

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    How many times do you was your flannel before you sew it together? I am making a baby blanket with cotton on the front and flannel on the back. I have only soaked it in water and dryed it once. I am making a whole piece blanket. But when I layed it out to baste it with the spray it seemed to stretch like. So do you think I should have washed it a couple of times before making my blanket or do you think it will be alright?

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    Just washing once is enough. To keep it from stretching so much when you lay it out as a backing, starch and iron it first.

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    Has anyone used flannel for the batting in quilt? If so, did you like it when finished?

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    I have not used flannel for the batting but have been told it works well for a summer quilt to help keep its shape. Hope this helps. I have thought about using some myself since we live in Texas.

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    Flannel works well as batting in a baby quilt because it makes it so soft and cuddly. I always wash and dry it before I use it. I also use flannel when making a table runner because it lies so flat and is fairly thin.

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    Flannel works well as batting in a baby quilt because it makes it so soft and cuddly. I always wash and dry it before I use it. I also use flannel when making a table runner because it lies so flat and is fairly thin. Sorry I posted this twice. I didn't think it worked the first time.

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    Thanks everyone! I will try it!

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    I use it all the time- it is great for the quilts I hand tie and when I use the fluffy ribbed cuorduroy-like material for the back.

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    I would wash it a second time, I have had some shrink significantly the second time, too. Better safe than sorry :wink: You did prewash the quilting cotton too, right?

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    I do, it keeps it from stretching so much and it helps keep it shape, especially plaids/stripes.

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