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Thread: Quilting with flannel backing

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    Quilting with flannel backing

    Okay--I have pieced many quilts and have quilted a couple. I'm attempting to quilt a baby quilt with flannel backing and am worried about puckers when I use my machine to run straight lines. I am looking for some advice from you veteran-quilters.
    Jean

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    This might be the place to use your walking foot if you are doing straight lines or gentle curves. If you are FMQ I would suggest either 505 spray basting or fusible quilt batt. The fusibles seem to make the sandwich more stable then pin basting or needle basting. That is just my opinion and others may have more pointers for you.

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    This is also a place to make sure you wash your fabric because flannel will shrink when washed. The walking foot will help you alot with those straight lines.
    Judy

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    Thank you so much! I have not tried fusible batt--am now thinking it's the way to go.
    Jean

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    You can also starch the dickens out of it.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    lengthen your stitch length a little bit- flannel quilts up beautifully- i probably back 75% of my quilts with flannel (and i make alot of quilts!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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