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    I am making a pinwheel baby quilt with cotton on the top and flannel on the back.
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    I normally make them out of 100% cotton. I do think polly batting or a mix batting is nice versus the heavy and stiff Warm and Natural.
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    I've done only flannel, only cotton, cotton/flannel, and I've used minkee on the back of a few of them. When my sister lived in California, she had me make a quilt for a friend of hers that was having a baby with just cotton and minkee~no batting. There are no limitations!!!
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    I use 100% Cotton and does not have a "baby" theme. I make the quilt crib size which is about 44 X 54. As the child grows, the quilt can go from the crib to the toddler bed and also can be used as a playmat on the floor. My 8 year old granddaughter still snuggles with hers.

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    I use regular childrens fabrics but use flannel for the backing only, other wise it is too thick for me to hand quilt.

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    I've used both cotton panels and flannel panels. Have not used minky, the material is too slinky for my taste!
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    Baby cotton flannels with a minky is my fabric of choice. These wash and dry easily and the quilts continue to look and be soft for years to come.
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    I've used all of them as well as chenille. It adds alot of texture to the blanket.

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    I'm partial to soft cottons or flannel. I don't do well with minky type fabrics.

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    I'm afraid to use minky in my sewing machine. I'm afraid it will cause problems with my machine, so I gave away all my minky. I use cotton and flannel both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILTNMO View Post
    I make alot of them with cotton on front and flannel on back or if i use flannel on front ill use cotton on back
    This is what I do, too

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    Mine are almost always 100% cotton. Occasionally I have used flannel for the back - babies can't escape the warmth that way! - but I prefer plain muslin. It just feels right to me.

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    From all the baby quilts that I have made, I have always used all cotton for front, back and the batting. Since I don't prewash any of the fabrics first, I can count on the whole thing shrinking up the same amount.

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    the flannels i use are 100% cotton-
    once in a while i may back a baby quilt with minkie-
    i pretty much never make them out of fleece.
    i make quilt tops out of quilting fabrics- flat cottons and flannels- i back them with flannels or minkie-or regular cottons depending on the baby- location- wishes of parents- what appeals to me at the time-
    but flannel is cotton too- just a different weave & brushed to give it a softer face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I'm afraid to use minky in my sewing machine. I'm afraid it will cause problems with my machine, so I gave away all my minky. I use cotton and flannel both.
    why would you think minkie would hurt your machine? it is made to be machine stitched- hand stitching it is about impossible.
    i've been using minkie for 7 or 8 years now (since it really hit the market= i use it with my domestic (viking machine) and i use it as backs with the long arm- --- it does not make the lint that regular cotton does- and really is nice to work with (as long as you keep from stretching it)
    the cut edges do shed- i tend to buy it in pieces i do not have to recut---and when i get it home i take it outside & give it a good shake- but it is polyester and does not create lint like cotton does so it is much cleaner to sew than what you generally abuse your machine with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    I like cottons for the front of the quilt and flannel for the back of the quilt. Personally, I think the Minky is hard to quilt with, but it does make a cozy backing.
    That's what I use too. I just feel that flannel isn't as slippery when holding a baby wrapped up in a quilt.
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    I usually use cotton and use fannel for backings. I make sure I wash the fannel better using it

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    It depends on where the baby lives and the time of year. I really love the feel of minkie, but I think cotton is more versatile in terms of seasons.

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    mostly cotton, but i have used flannel. I usually use wehatever I have in my stash, so I tend to make scrappy baby quilts.

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    Always cotton, never minky or fleece. Just my way not a criticism of those who use other fabrics.

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    I try to make baby quilts for each new baby in our church, plus my son is 27 now and has lots of friends who are now married and having babies.... I always use cotton. The reason? I'm scared to try sewing flannel or Minkie! I have seen my sewing skills improve as I've made more and more, but since I'm just improving on that, I don't want to risk going backward! Have fun with whatever you choose!

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    When I made my cousin's baby quilt I used a light flannel that matched the large panel front which was cotton. It turned out wonderful.

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    Baby Quilt-Here the one I made for Anna Lucille

    I made this baby quilt for my cousin's baby, Anna Lucille. I loved making this, it was the first one I ever made. I did hand tie using yarn. I used a cute panel made of cotton on the front and used the matching flannel on the back. I made this two years ago, it seems just like yesterday!

    And yes, I bought animals to go with the quilt as well. LOL

    Hope this helps you.
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    I just finished two baby quilts, both were 100% cotton - they wash up soft and cuddly
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    Since I hand piece and hand quilt, cotton is the only thing that works.

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