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Thread: Adding flannel backing to a denim quilt

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    Junior Member winterpromise31's Avatar
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    Adding flannel backing to a denim quilt

    Hello!

    I browsed through the forums but couldn't find people discussing what to do if the denim quilt is already assembled. I want to add a flannel backing but I'm not sure how that is done. Do I just pin it and then quilt diagonally across the squares?

    Hubby and I are moving to Seattle this weekend from hot, sunny Arizona. I can't wait to have a snuggly quilt to read or watch movies with!

    Thanks for all of your help!
    ~Cassandra
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    Also, wanted to add that I haven't frayed the denim quilt yet, if that makes any difference. The flannel is already washed and ready to go though.

    Thanks!

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    Cassandra, wow that sounds like quite an exciting move. Seattle is really beautiful in it's own wet way. I don't know how to help you out with your questions, sorry I have neve made a denim quilt but I love your questions and will watch for future responses.
    Good luck in Seattle!

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    What you are suggesting sounds workable, but obviously will come out a bit different from the ones where each square has both the denim and the flannel to fringe.

    The one I made years ago I had the seams on the inside as I did not want it to fray.
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    I just did a queen size quilt that had old military uniforms on the top and flannel for the backing. I washed the flannel first then sandwich as usual and quilted SID vertically and horizontally. Top had held up to at least 3 washings already.
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    Evelyn, we are really excited! I can't wait to experience some cold weather. lol. I've never seen anyone else from Garland. My dad lives there now.

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    mom-6 - I don't mind it coming out different. The denim is all saved up from years of wearing jeans and jean skirts. And the flannel was 65% off at Joann. I consider it an experiment. Ha!

    tngal22 - I'm glad to hear it worked for you! I'm trying to picture SID on my quilt and can't quite imagine it. We'll see what happens!

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    Most of the raggy/shaggy quilts I have seen have the flannel & denim squares sewn together with an X through each one and are then assembled into rows. The fringe is all on front. I have even seen them alternate the front/back blocks so it is not shaggy on one side and I have seen them shaggy on both sides using several layers of flannel with & without denim.
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