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flannel sheet for a lightweight backing no batting.Is this a good idea for quilt top?

flannel sheet for a lightweight backing no batting.Is this a good idea for quilt top?

Old 03-14-2020, 12:31 PM
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Smile flannel sheet for a lightweight backing no batting.Is this a good idea for quilt top?

got a scrap quilt top I don't want to use batting any one used a flannel sheet as the backing ?
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:26 PM
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Sounds like a great idea to me. I've used flannel fabric (not a sheet) but doubt there's any difference.
One thing though- I would make sure the sheet is pre-shrunk. Flannel tends to shrink.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:09 AM
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I've used a flannel sheet before, worked great. Just wash and dry the sheet first, shocking how much flannel shrinks.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:33 AM
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I make lots of charity quilts and have started to use fleece for backing. No shrink worries and inexpensive.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:40 AM
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I have used a flannel sheet once but I did use a light weight batting with it.. No matter the flannel will hold the warmth. It should work well.
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:26 AM
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My concern would be that flannel gets pills with laundering.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:46 PM
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thank you every one,my lightweight quilt turned out real good. I have washed it and it is so comfy, this will go to my daughter who has to have a light cover all the time .will be making some more.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:59 PM
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I am working on "Lemon" (Lemoyne) stars from the MSQC / Jennie Doan tutorial. And of course my scrap pile. It's for my niece in Florida so of course I love this idea!
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:55 AM
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I used to use flannel sheets all the time because you would have no seams on the back. I watched for the winter white sales, now I watch for the flannel sales at JoAnn's. I always prewash any flannel before I use it.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:49 AM
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I use the flat flannel sheets from sets where the fitted sheet completely wears out. There's a little nostalgia as the adult kids sleep with quilts made from their own bedding.
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