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    Ok the more I think about it. Maybe a rag quilt wouldn't be good for a wrap around SMOKER.... Anyone who ever made a guy flannel quilt..... Can you post a pic to give me some ideas.? Something quick & easy. I want it to go up fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    thanks hun

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    Don't forget they have non-flammable batting like Dream Angel, it costs a little bit more, you can find it online if it isn't in your area. My local Joann's has it in the precut sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    Don't forget they have non-flammable batting like Dream Angel, it costs a little bit more, you can find it online if it isn't in your area. My local Joann's has it in the precut sizes.
    Oh? Excellent Idea. I got it writen down.... Thanks. :D

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    Bev--my website has a bunch on it--and I psoted some directions on one of them. You could search in "Pictures." Or let me know if you can't find them and I'll send/post them when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Bev--my website has a bunch on it--and I psoted some directions on one of them. You could search in "Pictures." Or let me know if you can't find them and I'll send/post them when I get home.
    oh? cool. i'll look now. thank you....... FOUND. excellent ideas... thanks

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    Here is the link to a picture of the quilt I will be sending you leftovers of.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11287.page

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    Here is the link to a picture of the quilt I will be sending you leftovers of.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11287.page
    WAY COOL GIRLFRIEND.... I'm smiling so much my cheek hurts. one side. paralysis on other :?
    thanks honey

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    Do you have access to old denim jeans? They are sturdy - and I think maybe more resistant to burns than flannel?



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    I have made flannel quilts using the yellow brick road pattern but any pattern where you aren't making really small pieces or a lot of small halfsquares would be fine. You just don't want tons of seams since they will be a little "thicker". Depending on how warm you want it to be, you don't necessarily have to use a batting in it either. Or just use another piece of flannel in the middle. Oh, when I make flannel quilts I make sure to give the flannel a good washing first because flannel shrinks more and at different rates than other cotton fabrics. If people are sending scraps, most of those will probably already be washed, you may want people to tell you if it is prewashed or not!!

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    you might want to make your seam allowances at least 3/8 " instead of the 1/4" with regular cottons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Do you have access to old denim jeans? They are sturdy - and I think maybe more resistant to burns than flannel?

    He's ok with flannel as he uses my throw on the back of the couch. That's another reason I want to make him one... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I have made flannel quilts using the yellow brick road pattern but any pattern where you aren't making really small pieces or a lot of small halfsquares would be fine. You just don't want tons of seams since they will be a little "thicker". Depending on how warm you want it to be, you don't necessarily have to use a batting in it either. Or just use another piece of flannel in the middle. Oh, when I make flannel quilts I make sure to give the flannel a good washing first because flannel shrinks more and at different rates than other cotton fabrics. If people are sending scraps, most of those will probably already be washed, you may want people to tell you if it is prewashed or not!!
    Ok.... I thought of backing with flannel for warmth. Now do I use batting?

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    I made a lightweight throw many years ago, flannel front and back and used a real thin batting inside to give it more stability--not too bulky. I just used big squares of some scraps. Its not real big--I can tuck my feet under it but its not as long as the couch. Then just stitched in the ditch. Hadn't had any problems with the layers separating or with any thing else associated with it. It wasn't meant to be prize winner, but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I made a lightweight throw many years ago, flannel front and back and used a real thin batting inside to give it more stability--not too bulky. I just used big squares of some scraps. Its not real big--I can tuck my feet under it but its not as long as the couch. Then just stitched in the ditch. Hadn't had any problems with the layers separating or with any thing else associated with it. It wasn't meant to be prize winner, but it works.
    I like your idea. I just want my baby warm. I feel bad he has to smoke outside in the Winter, but cigs and my asthma don't get along.....I'm not wanting a blue ribbon quilt.... I do like your idea... How about a thin Cotton batting. I saw that at Joanns

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    My method worked out really well, and if I have to let the dog out and hubby has gone to bed early or its early and he is still in the bed, then I use it to stand on the deck and make sure she doesn't go chasing a rabbit and forgets what she is out there for. Its real warm, just wish at the time I'd made it bigger. Back then my stash was tiny compared to whats in it now! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    My method worked out really well, and if I have to let the dog out and hubby has gone to bed early or its early and he is still in the bed, then I use it to stand on the deck and make sure she doesn't go chasing a rabbit and forgets what she is out there for. Its real warm, just wish at the time I'd made it bigger. Back then my stash was tiny compared to whats in it now! :lol:
    Do you have a pic. If not its ok.. I think I got a mental picture.....Thanks for your ide hun

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    Here is a quilt I am making for my DS. He picked out the quilt from a book (no instructions). So I fussy cut 4x8" rectangles and sewed them offset. It is very quick. I will back it with more flannel and probably use a very low loft batting. Then stitch-in-the-ditch and be done.
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    nice job. very masculine looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    Here is a quilt I am making for my DS. He picked out the quilt from a book (no instructions). So I fussy cut 4x8" rectangles and sewed them offset. It is very quick. I will back it with more flannel and probably use a very low loft batting. Then stitch-in-the-ditch and be done.
    Hey I LOVE that ....... Thanks for the idea.....

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    Sandybeach, I really like that quilt. Will keep that in mind for a future project. Most of my quilts are used for comfort and warmth, not to be judged, but to be enjoyed. LOL Marge

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    Here's one that I made with recycled shirts from the thrift store. 6" squares with 5" batting sandwiched in between and stitched with an "X" through each one.

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    This one is part flannel. The black triangels are not. Some of the plaids are and some are not. Easy and quick. This is the second quilt that I made. The plaids are strip sewn and then you cut the triangles and sew to the black triangles to make the square. It would be a good one to use old shirts too. The black and white border is flannel and the back is the same flannel fabric. This is DH favorite and he had me make his brother one for Christmas last year. I had it done in less than a week.
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    SandyBeach:
    I really do like your DS's quilt. It's masculine but would work great for a "cuddler" for watching TV. It looks so warm and comfy. Good job.

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