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Old 02-26-2010, 06:20 PM
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I am using flannel for the backing of a quilts. It's a memory quilt. It has 8 inch squares of different fabrics with a 4 inch denim border.

I read on here that someone used LL Bean flannel sheets for their backing. I ended up going that route because I couldn't find fabric in the right color or size.

I am pre-washing and drying (on high) the sheets prior to putting them on the quilt for possible shrinking issues. Should I was them more than once? If so, how many times?

Thanks in advance for your help. :)
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:27 PM
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I've never used flannel sheets but I wash my flannel yardage twice just to be sure.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:29 PM
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Yes, wash it twice. You don't want to take any chances on shrinkage after the fact.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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sounds like you need to wash it twice
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:44 PM
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Thanks! I was planning to do twice. Just didn't know if that was enough.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:45 AM
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I have used LL Bean flannel sheets on the bed. The first washing should be enough to shrink them, if they shrink much at all. I haven't had a problem with them shrinking at all.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:06 PM
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If they are sheets I would think they are already pre-shrunk, I wouldn't be too pleased if my new queen size sheets shrunk in the wash!! LOL But washing twice can't hurt it, and is worth making sure anyway!!

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