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Thread: Flannel quilt ideas??

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    Junior Member bearspaws's Avatar
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    Hi there, does anyone have any ideas for a couple of kids flannel quilts? I'm looking for something bsides the rag quilts too. I have some flannel fabric groups, one is called Camp Canoe (by marcus brothers) and the other one is a cute cat print, looking for some quick and easy couch cuddler quilts for my kids, to use these flannels up. Any ideas would be great! Thanks!
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    You could use flannel for almost any pattern , just be sure to wash and dry it a couple of times to get all the skrinkage out of the way :thumbup:

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    And use at least 3/8 inch seams. The lighter/flimsier the flannel, the wider the seams should be to minimize/prevent the seams from pulling out.

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    Our group alternates flannel pieced blocks with solid color flannel blocks. They look real cute.

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    I made a baby trip around the world using smaller strips, it turned out really cute. I prewashed everything, but I didn't increase the 1/4" seam. It was nice thick flannel.

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    I did a Christmas flannel using Disappearing 4 Patch. I posted a picture a week or so ago. It used 8 inch flannel squares and I used flannel sashing and borders with a fleece back so no batting. It turned out nice!

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    I've done Take 5 and Yellow Brick Road. They came out nice.

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    I have used DNP, Nine Patch along with snowball blocks, and rail fence with flannels

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    I make a bar quilt out of flannel. 3 x 7 inch pieces stripped together, than I usually just channel quilt it. Goes quick and is durable, too.

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    I just did a Rail Pattern using flannel and it came out great. I did have to adjust my needle position to sew scant 1/4 seams with the flannel. Easy and quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'ma Kay
    I make a bar quilt out of flannel. 3 x 7 inch pieces stripped together, than I usually just channel quilt it. Goes quick and is durable, too.
    Could you explain how you make this...sounds easy and cute!
    thanks,

    Mary

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    I have made a coup,e of quilt from flannel, live working with it

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    Thanks for the ideas! Do you need to use batting as well in a flannel quilt? Or just another layer of flannel in between? What works the best? I was also thinking of hand quilting with big stitches.

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    I put batting in mine, but I longarm quilt them. Can't help with hand quilting.

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    I made QUILLOWS FOR MY GRANDKIDS AND THEY LOVED THEM.I did not put batting in them but you could.

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    I try to avoid patterns that have a lot of points in them when I am working with flannels. Flannels stretch more than a flat cotton fabric does and makes the points harder to get right. I like Yellow Brick Road or A Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern for flannels.

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    I made my Grand kids flannel on flannel, did a "girlie" stich around the outer edge for GD and a turtle stich for GS. They used them for their airplane ride to FL.

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