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Thread: Looking for Blue 110" Flannel Backing

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    Looking for Blue 110" Flannel Backing

    I've been trying to find a wide blue backing flannel that would look nice with blue batik quilt top. The only place I have found so far with ANY blue that will ship to Canada (link later) is thousands of bolts and it's not really what I want. Has anyone seen any that would coordinate nicer with batik colourings? Thanks for any help. http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...search_string=

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    Have you considered using a blue flannel sheet? I use flannel sheets for quilt backs all the time and a King sized sheet would be large enough. Both Sears and Winners may have flannel sheets. I know Wal-mart has flannel sheets too but rarely seem to have King sized. I live in Ontario and Len's Mills is an excellent source for sheets but I know there are no Len's stores in B. C. My local Giant Tiger (small department store found in Ontario and Quebec) often has flannel sheets (seconds) for less than $12 and I pick up a bunch when I see them.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Maybe Fabric.com I have had good luck with them.

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    Thanks, just went to fabric.com and they have the same fabrics only $1 more per yard & the shipping is $1 more.

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    It exists ... patience and persistance and you will find.
    Shelbie's suggestion re using sheets is perfect, and chances are, less costly than yardage.


    Shelbie ... As an FYI, when I was in Floradale pre-Christmas, they had the extra wide flannelette. Add that to your "delivery" list this spring!!
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    I've never used a sheet as a backing before & wonder how it would work with a batik front. To be honest I've never even seen a beautiful flannel sheet and that's the only kind I would want.... guess I better get out more

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    fabric.com, marshalldrygoods.com, missouriquiltco.com.....go to all three and search for 'wide fabric'....they all sell it but of course, the colors come and go...

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