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Thread: Flannel at JoAnn's sale?

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    Super Member Naturalmama's Avatar
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    I see Friday there will be a sale on flannel at JoAnn's (1.99 yd) - would this be good to stock up on for backing? :-)

    I've actually been making crumb squares!!!!!!! I LOVE it! It is amazing to see how cool they all look together. I think it's a great way to get used to the cutter too. And I just love how you can just go quick and sew a bit and walk away when you have to (not that I want to).

    Btw, anything else I NEED to get at JoAnn's sale? Go ahead and enable me... I'll already be looking at bigger cutting mats. Maybe the flannel if you think the quality will be ok (I don't know flannel). They also have boxes of flat quarters on sale for $14.99 for 15......

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    Before anyone enables your addiction, we would like to know if there is a Naturalpapa who will come hunting us down?!

    I think I would get a larger cutting mat if I were going to the sale. Mine is smallish and I already think bigger would be better.

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    So far Naturalpapa is supportive..... he thinks my crumb squares are pretty neat! And he'll be home watching Natural5yo while I shop. :lol:

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    Just feel the flannel before you buy. They have some really cute but is very thin. Others are nice and thick and wear much better than the thin. Happy shopping. I'm hoping to get batting.

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    I've heard that Joann's flannel shrinks a lot, so make sure you get extra nd wash it and dry it on hot! I would definetly get a good size mat. I love mine, it is 24x36, which gives me enough room to not have to double fold my fabric. Of course then you need a bigger ruler too! 24 inches!

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    I love flannel but I'm not sure I can get there on Friday. My question is---what is a crumb square? I missed something someplace. I am a new member and belong to a quilt guild but never heard anyone mention crumb square. I've read a little blurb someplace that said it is like a crazy quilt block. Please fill me in.

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    Joann's sale is Sat also on a lot of the items. Hope you get time to go..........

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    1.99 this year? It was .99 for the past couple of years...all well guess I will have to spend a little more. I do like it for backings as well as pillow cases but yes check the quality and the shrinkage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    I've heard that Joann's flannel shrinks a lot, so make sure you get extra nd wash it and dry it on hot! I would definetly get a good size mat. I love mine, it is 24x36, which gives me enough room to not have to double fold my fabric. Of course then you need a bigger ruler too! 24 inches!
    it would shrink a lot if you dry it on extra hot...if you dry it on medium-hot and not extra hot it shouldnt shrink too much. And make sure to wash in COLD water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny216
    I love flannel but I'm not sure I can get there on Friday. My question is---what is a crumb square? I missed something someplace. I am a new member and belong to a quilt guild but never heard anyone mention crumb square. I've read a little blurb someplace that said it is like a crazy quilt block. Please fill me in.
    This is the crumb square: http://www.quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml

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    I love flannel but does it all pill? My husband has some shirts that do and some that don't and I don't know what makes the difference. I've been wanting to make a flannel quilt but can't stand the thought of it having those little balls all over it! :shock:

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    Ah yes, I remember when it was .99yd also...wish I had gotten more of it, especially the off white/ecru.

    I LOVE to use it as batting for the kid's quilts, it just seems softer and lighter weight than the Warm and Natural that I usually use (and of course less expensive!). Just be sure to launder the flannel first incase of shrinkage, then use it as batt.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I love flannel but does it all pill? My husband has some shirts that do and some that don't and I don't know what makes the difference. I've been wanting to make a flannel quilt but can't stand the thought of it having those little balls all over it! :shock:
    I don't think it has to pill. I bought several yards at JoAnn's last year and prewashed and dried it; no pilling at all. However, I think it may make a *huge* difference in what you wash and dry it with.

    Years ago I bought tons of fleece and prewashed/dried it. All of it came out beautifully, no pilling. I made it up into jammies and guess what? The jammies pilled like crazy. I finally figured out that it was because I was washing them with the woven stuff (dishcloths, towels, etc.). Fleece rubbing against fleece doesn't pill. Fleece rubbing against woven fabrics pills like crazy. Not sure, but my suspicion is that the same thing may apply to flannel, especially since that JoAnn's flannel I washed came out with no pilling at all.

    Althoug a quilt with a flannel backing would have woven fabrics on the front, my bet is that the flannel won't pill as long as you (1) wash the quilt alone, (2) don't allow it to agitate during the wash and rinse cycles if you are using a top-loading washing machine, and (3) dry it by itself. A front-loading washing machine would be fine because the fabrics aren't being rubbed back and forth against each other.

    Just my thoughts on the topic......

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    Thank you Naturalmama. I also discovered the Search thing at the top of the page and looked at those. I just let all my scraps go to another so will have to build up the stash again.

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    I just saw another flyer and it said $1.49 yd - I don't know where I saw $1.99 now - but this is even better! :-)

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