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Thread: Has anyone ever............

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    made the quilt top and used flannel for the back without using filling for the middle?

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    I have not but others here have- just be sure to prewash/shrink the flannel . Flannel shrinks more then cotton :wink:

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    I use flannel a lot, especially on baby quilts, but I have never used it without batting.

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    i have, my son lives in Florida and does not want the weight or warmth of the extra layer, but he likes the feel of flannel so i always use a flannel back but never batting...goes just fine. i've made quilts with regular cottons top and back with out batting too, but a layer of muslin instead. make it the way you want it it is your project. be creative and explore the possibilities!

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    Yes but......I would use a good heavy weight flannel not the thinner cheaper stuff at JoAnns....JMO. This makes a nice light weight quilt for cooler climates. Like my friends in Florida who roast under a normal quilt for someone who lives where the temps really fall in the winter months, they always ask for a light weight quilt.

    You can also use fleece for a bit warmer quilt.

    jodi in leavenworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I have not but others here have- just be sure to prewash/shrink the flannel . Flannel shrinks more then cotton :wink:
    I use it all the time for PL quilts and like Sharon, agree you should wash the flannel first. Come out really nice too. And warm. Of course, you can use batting too. Merry Christmas and Welcome to the board.

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    Yes, I did a T shirt quilt for my husband and used those Fleece blankets you can pick up real cheap...Cut them into sqs and pieced them together for my back...Nice and warm

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    Jodi, JoAnn does not have ALL thin flannel.I have used their mid-priced flannel and have had very good results. It is just the very inexpensive that is so thin. It is pretty much like that everywhere. I always buy it on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dphelps
    Jodi, JoAnn does not have ALL thin flannel.I have used their mid-priced flannel and have had very good results. It is just the very inexpensive that is so thin. It is pretty much like that everywhere. I always buy it on sale.
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    You are so right and I am (sort of) so wrong!! JoAnns does have some pretty good flannel but they also have a lot of pretty thin stuff. The old phrase, buyer beware is a good thing to remember when shopping.

    jodi in leavenworth

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    Yes but wash everything well first.

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