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Thread: Recieving Blankets

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    I make mine 38" if I have enough material. A lot of babies are bigger today. My DIL's always liked the bigger blankets. Otherwise I make mine 36". No less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizajo View Post
    Is it normal for most flannels to measure 40"(or less) after washing and removing the selvedge? I bought some flannel at Jo-Ann's to see what happened when it was washed. The solid looked better than the print after washing. I forgot to measure the solid, but the print was 40". I don't want to buy a more expensive quilting flannel and have it shrink so much.
    Elizajo, flannel always shrinks quite a bit. That is one fabric that I always wash in hot water at least once.

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