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Thread: question about sewing flannel

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I just started sewing flannel strips together and have a few questions.Do you do anything different with flannel? Wider seams or different stitch length? How do you press your seams? steam or no steam?
    I know a lot of you sew with flanne, but it's been years since I have.....
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    Senior Member ladygen's Avatar
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    I don't know abot anyone else, or if there are any rules about flannel... but I don't do anything different.

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    Clean your machine often.

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    ditto to b.zang plus I use a slightly wider seam and I press open as flannel is a bulkier fabric. Just be sure and use the same seam allowance all the way thru the project.

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    I don't take any bigger seams, but again do clean your machine a little more often. I have only ever done rag quilts, so can't answer the pressing question, but would love to know the answer. I am getting ready to do a baby quilt in flannel.

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    wash your fabrics first. It will shrink a lot.

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    I use wider seams, as it tends to unravel more. I also use the narrowest zig zag stitch to reinforce them. :D:D:D

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    wash flannels first because they do shrink alot and can distort your finished project if you don't and clean your machine often.
    DeeDee

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    A walking foot will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NauDeeGal
    wash flannels first because they do shrink alot and can distort your finished project if you don't and clean your machine often.
    DeeDee
    I use a larger seam about 3/8. Washing and drying the flannel is the best advice.

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