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Thread: Extra wide flannel from joann's

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    Extra wide flannel from joann's

    Has anyone bought or used the wide backing flannel from Joann's? It's on sale but I know some of their flannel is lower quality than I would want for a backing... any info is appreciated!
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    I have made two good sized quilts using Joann's extra wide flannel. I'm one of those who does not prewash. I used my longarm to quilt, threw them in the washer and the dryer and there was some shrinkage (a look that I really like) but not enough to distort the quilt. It is not a great quality flannel but I felt it was good enough. Both quilts were for family members and very much appreciated so they will get used. I have since bought 3 yards in several colors so that I'm good to go on future quilts. It is such a treat not having to piece the backs.

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    I have not used Joann's - but I watch Amazon for their flannel sheets.

    I don't know if its top quality flannel, but its more than good enough for me.

    I recently purchased a california king size flannel sheet set for $25. That is a lot of flannel that I got. Will be for a couple of quilt backings

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    Very first king sized quilt I made I used the wide flannel from Joann's but the quality was better 25 years ago.
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    Honestly, I’ve seen some pretty awful wide backs sold in Quilt Shops. I cringe when I see customers bring me that stuff. Sometimes, it’s even in the piecing.
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    I have used it several times -- especially like it for quilts to be donated to nursing homes. Good enough quality for me to use....

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    I went to order the wide flannel to try it out. I was surprised to find I could only order it in 1 yard increments. I need 2 yards and 4". I am not about to buy 3 yards when so much of it would be left over.
    Back to piecing backs. LOL
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    I have used it. Some is better quality than others. I give it the feel test. If I don't like the feel I don't buy it.

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