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Old 09-22-2010, 06:39 AM
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What is the general feeling on using flannel sheeting for quilt backing? I have quite a few unused flannel sheets in my cupboard & thought I could maybe use them for backing or something
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:41 AM
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I have never used them, but if you prewash and dry to shrink them it should be fine.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:42 AM
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Many people use them for backing or for a lightweight batting, also.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:44 AM
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I have used several and not had any problems.

You just have to do what you are comfortable with. :)

They also make great pajama pants!
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:50 AM
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I use flannel sheets all the time. There is no reason not to use them and they are warm, cozy and tend not to slide off the bed as easily. They will shrink, so wash and dry before using unless you like the slightly antique puckered look. Some flannels are not as tight a weave and may stretch slightly so watch out for puckers on the back if machine quilting. Some flannels may also fuzz or pill a little after washing. If using flannel with a Warm and Natural Batting, you will have a heavier warmer quilt so consider what is your end use. Flannel backed quilts are great for Canadian winters but may not be appreciated in Florida.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:27 AM
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Flannels will pull more than cottons if you're quilting on a machine without a frame. A walking foot will help somewhat.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:40 AM
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I use them a lot as batting in our "tv watching quilts". I wash them in very hot water and dry in hot dryer to shrink as much as possible. I can't use spray basting-have to use pins but I quilt it on my reg machine without problem. They're snuggly without being big and bulky and can be (or should be) folded up flatter than other quilts so I can put them away.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for all your help. I will just get on with it & see how it goes.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:42 AM
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What a good idea, I'm learning a lot from you guys. Thanks
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