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Need advice on Flannel Rag quilt options

Old 02-20-2010, 04:59 PM
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I understand how to make the neat rag quilts, but I am undecided whether to make with 3 layers of flannel, or 2 layers of flannel with a square of batting in between. Any advice or input would be appreciated. I think it would be easier to cut all the flannel squares the same size than trying to cut the batting smaller so it would fit within the side stitching area. Maybe I am just being lazy. :roll:
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:04 PM
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3 layers of flannel is quite warm, I wonder if adding batting would make it too warm? Another thought is flannel only makes a softer less bulky feel.
AND there is nothing wrong with wanting to take an easier route :wink: :D:D:D
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Originally Posted by amma
3 layers of flannel is quite warm, I wonder if adding batting would make it too warm? Another thought is flannel only makes a softer less bulky feel.
AND there is nothing wrong with wanting to take an easier route :wink: :D:D:D
Good Point! (on the warmth and the ok for the easier route :thumbup: )
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:41 PM
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3 layers of flannel will also make a "fuller" fringe, rag, (or as my husband calls it) seam allowance mess! lol

I like the look of the three layers of flannel. and yes it is easier to cut all the same size.
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:56 PM
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Sounds like this is the way I am going to go. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:42 PM
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I have never done the three layers, I have always done the polyester batting ( smaller) in the middle. Will be watching to see how it goes for you :wink:
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:44 PM
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Wish me luck. I will post a pic when done. It will be a while as I will be working on this in between other things.
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Yes, but if you are like me you will find the flannel rag quilts go FAST :shock: LOL And fun to make :thumbup:
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I did mine with just 2 layers of flannel, just sewed the layers together. I did not X mine, and it was nice. after clipping, it frayed beautifully. The mother ( it was a baby blanket) loves it.
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Thanks! That would make it even easier!!!
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