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Thread: great quality flannel fabric

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    great quality flannel fabric

    I'm looking for a really high quality of flannel fabric. So far everything I've tried has made little fuzz
    balls when I washed it before using it. Is there a brand that is always high quality?
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    How did you wash it? I just learned that flannel should be washed on gentle cycle with
    cold water and dry with low heat.

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    I just posted a thread about the brands for quality flannel. I had read the thread where some say to pre-wash the flannel in HOT water and dry in HOT dryer. When I was searching for flannels on the fabric sites, the instructions were to machine wash cold, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

    Can you say confused??

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    Before washing mine, I put it in either a mesh bag or an old nylon type stocking to avoid the little balls from forming.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Moda's warm and woolies are great flannel
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    Bought mine at my LQS. There really is a difference i quality flannel I got there and the Joanns etc flannel.

    I washed my flannel with the other regular cotton fabric I am using in the quilt. No "balling" problems. I chose the flannel because it was the only fabric in the shop that had the right color and pattern for my quilt. I starched the living daylights out of the flannel and it is working just fine with cottons.

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    Thanks for asking. I also am looking for a nice quality flannel. Will be watching this thread. Since I don't know how the quilt I use it in will be taken care of I wash and dry in hot. BrendaK
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    yeah -- I thought we were suppose to prewash hot and dry hot to shrink the fabric.

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    I would just wash it as you would anything else. Lots of pajamas are made with flannel and they are just run through a regular wash.

    I wonder if the flannel that is being sold now is different than the flannel that I used to buy in the 1970's/80's. I bought some flannel from a LQS and it seemed very thin compared to how I remember it. Does anyone else remember when flannel was thicker?
    ~~Cathy~~

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    i generally pre-wash in warm water- not hot- but i do toss it into the dryer on a regular setting
    nice, double sided (meaning it's brushed on both sides) flannels seem to wash up better than single sided flannels- benartex flannel is very nice- so is the woolies flannels.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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