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Thread: Using cotton flannel instead of batting

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    Wondering if anyone uses cotton flannel instead of batting. Many of my Mom's quilts that she made had flannel cotton instead of polyfill. The quilts were thin but very warm.

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    Prewash the flannel. It shrinks a whole bunch. Then it'll be fine to use for batting.

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    When you wash the flannel make sure to use HOT water so you will not have an unpleasant suprise later.

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    Thank you for reminding me about the flannel shrinking....been there done that!heheheh

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    I like to use flannel too, and yes I too wash it in hot water, sometimes twice just to make sure it is done shrinking :D:D:D

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    i made my husband a wolf quilt in 8" blocks and the top was cotton and he wanted flannel on the bk. it keeps him warm he says. I have washed it several times and dried in dryer and everything is still in tact.

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    I used flannel in this table topper. It's actually pretty awesome. While it's not thick and fluffy, it's pretty dense, which I figure is great for soemething like this.
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    Love the xxxx on the edge

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    i liked using the flannel also. i like your table topper.

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    What a great idea. I never heard that you could use flannel

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