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Thread: Ever Use Flannel for Batting?

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    What a beautiful job...I agree with Quilters Dream Poly. I love it when I am doing wall hanging

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    Beautiful work. I've used flannel as batting in quilts and it worked very well. Washed it first. Didn't have any problems quilting it.

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    Locw the bear

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    I use flannel for backing on embroidery for quilting, so I don't see why you couldn't use it for batting. It's easy to sew thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails
    I use flannel for my placemats and table runners, works great (I buy al the receiving blankets at the thrift store and use those for the batting)
    Good idea about buying the blankets at the thrift store. I'll have to run out and look ASAP. Will it pass it on, too.

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    I used flannel for batting on some small projects and it worked great.

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    Have used flannel in summer quilts. Where it will be laundered, I wash and dry the flannel first to get the shrinkage out of it. If its not going to be laundered, I wouldn't bother to preshrink.

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    I used it on a quilt I made for a cancer patient. I washed it twice to take care of any shrinking. The flannel for the batting made the quilt lighterweight for someone who couldn't stand anything heavy.

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    Wash the flannel first & press it it will make good batting for your bear.

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    You have done a beautiful job! :thumbup:
    When I first starting quilting years ago, I used flannel as batting because I could buy that cheaper than batt. Now I use Warm & White which I purchase on the roll at JoAnn's when it goes on sale. I usually buy 10 yards at a time and it lasts a while.

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    Thermore is a very, very thin batting that you could use.

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    Very nice. I don't know why flannel wouldn't work. Let us know what you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I've used flannel for batting and love it.

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    I would still wash the flannel to be on the safe side,you never know,sometime in the future if it does get washed and the flannel has not been prewashed,it will be horribe.

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    What a beautiful bear quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavenly Threads
    What a beautiful job...I agree with Quilters Dream Poly. I love it when I am doing wall hanging
    I'll have to take a look at this.

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    Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions.

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    Flannel will do well.

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    I would pre-wash the flannel, it shrinks a lot!

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    Great job on the quilt. Yes, i use flannel for batting. Going to start using more of it. Like the feel and i don't like regular batting because it is to hot.

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    Sure, it works fine....but JUST IN CASE the quilted piece ever gets washed, be sure to prewash and dry in the dryer the flannel first. Flannel has a really high shrinkage rate.

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    i have used it quite a few times. I've washed and dried a few times before using - very linty.

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    I used RED flannel on my very first quilt for batting. I knew NOTHING about quilting, was pregnant and made hand-embroidered quilt blocks for my child (40 years ago). After I set them together, I had a bunch of red flannel, so I washed it and used it. Worked fine but after 40 years the red is showing up at the seams.

    But my daughter still loves it so it worked just fine.

    Kathy

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    I have used flannel (after washing it) in a couple of summer lighter weight smaller throw type quilts. They turned out very nice. And am thinking about soon tackling a queen size summer quilt with flannel as batting.

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    love it.

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