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Newbie! Flannel Charm Patch Blanket - Batting Help

Newbie! Flannel Charm Patch Blanket - Batting Help

Old 11-30-2019, 08:25 AM
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Thank you Jordan!
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:25 AM
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Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! Your choice of W&N is just fine. For me that is a prefered batting. I will use other poly batts from time to time if I want a bit more phuff! Have fun with your quilt and Welcome aboard!
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:26 AM
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Moffatt- it sounds perfect to me.
I love working with Moda flannels. I've had a lot of fun with them. I really love precuts and buy many.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:46 AM
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Thanks SusieQOH!
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:53 AM
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Welcome, Moffatt, from another Ohio beginner. I’ve only been quilting for about two years and love it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:09 PM
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Thank you JuliaSB and Blueridgebeverly!!!!
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:21 PM
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Welcome from Texas! Sounds like you've gotten good advice on the batting. Warm & Natural is my go-to batting for almost everything. We would love to see a picture of it when you finish.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:20 AM
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Welcome from IL. As you have found out, this board is extremely supportive and a wealth of information.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Polyester batt is harder to quilt on a smaller sewing machine and it also shifts. With two layers of flannel and the warm and natural batt, it should be toasty. Flannel and cotton batt tends to shrink when washed but if the backing is flannel also it will shrink together. I might use a 3/8 seam allowance rather then 1/4 because flannel usually has a looser weave and frays more.
I would also wash the flannel backing before I used it. It will shrink 4-6”. I would not worry about the smaller pieces that have not been washed. They will not be able to shrink as much because of the quilting. Also I would not “go lightly” on the quilting unless that is the look you want. I would quilt it more densely to help control the shrinkage. I also would use the cotton batting for warmth, etc.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:11 AM
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Waving hello, and welcome Moffatt! It sounds like you are off to a great start in the world of quilting. Happy stitching!
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