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Mixing Flannel with plaid?????????

Mixing Flannel with plaid?????????

Old 11-08-2008, 08:50 AM
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Can I do this? Will there be a problem? I have a 4 plaid fabs my Aunt gave me. There aren't flannel tho. Kinda a heavy cotten.


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Is a quilt considered a quilt if you just put fleece or flannel on back with NO batting?????
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You can do whatever you want. To make it wear best you need to have similar fabrics.

Is it a quilt? Does it really matter what someone calls it if you are happy with it.
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I have mixed woven plaids and flannels a lot. BUT--they are usually a looser weave than quilting cotton and I always prewash them both if I am using them in the same project--that way there are no surprises later.

Is a quilt a quilt if it does not have batting in the middle? Summer quilts have never had batting in them and have been made for decades.......so I would say "yes".
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Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
You can do whatever you want. To make it wear best you need to have similar fabrics.

Is it a quilt? Does it really matter what someone calls it if you are happy with it.
Thanks hun... I guess I look at as making "blankets"
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Originally Posted by Marcia
I have mixed woven plaids and flannels a lot. BUT--they are usually a looser weave than quilting cotton and I always prewash them both if I am using them in the same project--that way there are no surprises later.

Is a quilt a quilt if it does not have batting in the middle? Summer quilts have never had batting in them and have been made for decades.......so I would say "yes".
Awesome....... Thanks hun. I guess I'm on the right track.....
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If they look good together and have the same "feel" - go for it.

I'm not too keen on mixing tulle and burlap together for a "working" blanket/quilt, tho. :| (I'm exaggerating, folks)
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that's kinda what i had in mind, but i never worked with flannel before so thought i'd ask.
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Please do what Marcia said - preshrink all the fabrics before cutting. Some of these fabrics are notorius for shrinking. And not always in the same direction.

I've had fabrics shrink up to 2 1/2 inches crosswise. Sure glad I shrunk the fabric before I made the pillowcases.


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Preshrik first! They all shrink differently. This is the second quilt I made and I didn't think to ask if it would work. But I know flannel shrinks so I made sure to wash and dry them twice.

It is made of homespuns, flannels, cotton and has a flannel border and back.

It is our favorite TV quilt. I found the pattern in a library book. It is called Sunshine and Shadows. A take-off of an Amish pattern according to the book.
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I like it. It looks so warm and cozy. Any competition about who gets to use it?

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