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Lap Quilt ideas out of flannel shirts

Old 10-31-2011, 09:41 AM
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A friend of mine asked me to find a pattern for a lap quilt that she would like to make out of her dad's flannel shirts. He passed away several months ago and she would like to make a lap quilt for her mother. Do you have any ideas for me to share with her. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:48 AM
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With flannel, I would keep the pattern simple -- few seams and no big intersections. I think I would be inclined to use 5" squares and have fun arranging them in a pattern. Another idea would be a 9-patch or a simple star.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:01 AM
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:02 AM
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The easiest way I know of to look for patterns it to do a Google image search. I searched for "flannel quilt patterns"
Here is the link:


Often times if you click on the image, you'll be taken to a link where you can find or purchase the pattern. There are a lot of really cute flannel quilts on the link. "Dad or Daddy's shirt quilt pattern" might be another useful way to search. I hope this is helpful and I am very sorry for your and your mothers loss.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:47 PM
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Check out Bonnie Hunter's scrap quilts on http://quiltville.com/

She has a book titled "Scraps and Shirt Tails" but also has a lot of free patterns on the above web site - you will just have to nose around the site. Scroll down and look on the right side of the page for Free Scrap Quilt Patterns.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:07 PM
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I saw a lap quilt that was one giant bear paw block quilt, with a spiky border. It was gorgeous.

Thinking along the same lines, you could do one giant carpenter's wheel block.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:12 PM
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My FIL passed last month. So I am using all his flannels for 4 quilts.

The pattern I'm doing is brick wall. All the quilts will be going to my BIL's.

Good Luck

Like the idea for the bear paw pattern!
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