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Thread: Rag Quilt Question

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    Super Member sewingladydi's Avatar
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    If I want to make a rag quilt, can I just use 3 layers of flannel, instead of 2 layers of flannel & 1 of batting?

    Will 3 layers of flannel "rag up" nicely or will it look too skimpy?

    I want to make some small quilts for the neonatal unit at one of our hospitals.

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    3 layers of flannel works just fine. That is what I use and they rag up beautifully!

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    I just made one like that for a 12 yr old girl for Christmas. Just be careful with washing it, or it will lock up your washing machine. (Ask me how I know)...

    My advice, if you make one using all flannel, don't use your own washer to wash it...

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    Personally, I like three layers of flannel.

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    I didn't use batting in mine

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    You should check with the hospital that they will take them - most want all the seams sewn tightly. The raggedy seams would get caught in the equipment and such :lol:

    And they don't recommended raggy quilts for infants because of the lose threads - even healthy children

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    You should check with the hospital that they will take them - most want all the seams sewn tightly. The raggedy seams would get caught in the equipment and such :lol:

    And they don't recommended raggy quilts for infants because of the lose threads - even healthy children
    If you find the hospital would prefer not to have the rag quilts, try making one with 2 pieces of fleece, no center piece (it's warm and heavy enough). It doesn't rag, doesn't shed in the washer/dryer and the cut ends "fluff" vs. rag and it looks really nice.

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    I would check with the hospital first, to see what their guidelines are... some may take fleece and others may not :wink: :D:D:D

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    Thanks all for the info. Will check with hospital first.

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    I bet three layers of flannel would be really warm too!

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