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Puttergeo 07-27-2012 06:02 PM

use flannel for backing?
Will it work for me to back a large quilt with flannel if the top is all pieced cotton?

cat-on-a-mac 07-27-2012 06:08 PM

Should work fine. I do it all the time, especially on quilts for kids. I would advise prewashing, for sue, because flannel shrinks a lot.

yngldy 07-27-2012 06:08 PM

I do it all the time. Just remember, it will make it heavier.

barri1 07-27-2012 06:26 PM

I love using flannel as a backing.. It shrinks an aweful lot..

Puttergeo 07-27-2012 06:28 PM

Thank you!

Latrinka 07-27-2012 06:35 PM

yes indeed!

Pat625 07-27-2012 06:38 PM

I use flannel whenever I can for baby quilts..it is so much softer!! I even bring the back around to the front to create the binding and they have all worked out well

Jingle 07-27-2012 07:14 PM

I haven't used flannel for the backing --- yet. From what I know about flannel, you may want to wash it a couple of times in warm water and dry it in the dryer. More than likely if you give it to someone they will do that.

sewplease 07-27-2012 07:23 PM

I am so glad that you asked this - I was wondering the same today for a couple of kid's quilts I just pieced. Saw some really cute flannels at Hobby Lobby. I usually don't pre-wash but thought if I didn't with the flannel that the shrinkage could be more than I like. Good to hear these "endorsements." :thumbup:

sewbeadit 07-27-2012 07:32 PM

It makes for a warm and cozy quilt for sure.

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