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Thread: Flannel Quilt

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    Senior Member irma tapia's Avatar
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    I've never made a flannel quilt, do you think it would need batting? I'm thnking no but not sure. What about binding, should i add it or use the pillow case method? What about quilting it together? This quilt is for a young child (charity project). Sure need some help on this one.

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    Batting isn't necessary, it is an option depending on how warm you want the quilt to be.

    Make sure you prewash and dry the fabric atleast once, as it will shrink a lot.

    The pillow case method would work, I would either tie or quilt it. :D:D:D

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    i make lots of flannel quilts. i love making flannel quilts :) they are soft, fluffy, wonderful. everyone i've given away is oh so loved! i always put batting in my flannel quilts, we like them warm and soft (i use warm & natural or one of the dream cottons) i did make one without batting...it just isn't a quilt to me, but lots of people do not put batting in them. i live in Northern Michigan and we have cold snowy winters we like our quilts warm :D
    here's a pic of the one i made for my sister.
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    If it's cold where you are at, put batting in. If it's a warm climate, I would use flannel as batting. I've made quilts both ways and the one with batting in it is very warm. The ones with flannel are thinner and very cuddly.

    I would not tie a flannel quilt. If it is going to be washed a lot, there would be a lot of fraying. If you have a serger, I would suggest piecing with it. If not, when you quilt it, I would use a double sided blanket stitch on all the seams to hold them down. These special children might not have someone who could repair the quilts for them.

    Also, I don't like to do binding on a flannel quilt. I like making the backing extra large and bringing it to the top of the quilt and hemming it down with a sewing machine instead of hand sewing. Again - for durability.

    It's a wonderful thing you are doing.

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    Thanks so much for your ideas! I'm in Texas and it doesn't get too cold here, watch, this winter will be the coldest ever!!! LOL.

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    Thanks so much. I can't tie it because that's one of the rules, no loose ties because of IV's etc.

    What do you think of using a sheet between the the flannel? I'm in Texas.

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    What a beautiful quilt. Lovely colors and so cozy looking.

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    I believe fleece might work as well if you want it really toasty. I put batting between two pieces of flannel and it was fine.

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    a layer of flannel or a sheet would work fine for the middle layer of your quilt; using flannel makes sure it all behaves together. i have not had any luck putting them together pillowcase style the quilting never goes well. i would put them together the usual way then you have a choice or regular binding or bringing the back to the front and using a self-binding.

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    Guess what everyone....I finished the flannel quilt! I had a bolt of whit cotton that I forgot I had. I woke up during the night and was thinking about this quilt and cha zam, the white bolt of fabric stuck in a closet as fsar back as it could be. I spray basted it all together and it was great. I used the flannel for the borders as well. I would love to do another one!!

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    Let's see a picture, please :)

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    I'm not sure how to that here

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