Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Queen size quilt, flannel for backing? >

Queen size quilt, flannel for backing?

Queen size quilt, flannel for backing?

Old 06-10-2012, 11:42 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tngal22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 697
Default Queen size quilt, flannel for backing?

After several months, I finally have my husband's military uniform quilt top done. He seems very adament (sp?) about using flannel for the backing. I am ok with this as it is for him and know to pre-wash since it will shrink but what brand is ok. Is JoAnn's ok or do you recommend ordering from a higher quality place?

I really would like to work on this while our DD is visiting grandparents this coming week. Any suggestions. Thanks!

Oh quilt top is approx 100" x 85".

Last edited by tngal22; 06-10-2012 at 11:45 AM.
tngal22 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:02 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
dunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 14,044
Default

I have heard very good things about Connecting Threads flannel. I'll be buying mine from there from now on. They come out with new patterns periodically.
dunster is online now  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:39 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
tjradj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,326
Default

The only large quilt I've made with flannel backing was a queen size. It turned out to be very heavy - so if that's what you like - great. Make sure you wash the flannel well - I wash mine twice, in hot water AND run them through a hot dryer each time. That way the fluffies are out and all the shrinkage is out.
tjradj is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:53 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 12,258
Default

I LOVE flannels from Benartex! also Moda Woolies are nice flannels-
I've used some really nice (wide backs-90"- 108" wide) flannels from Fabric.com too. i don't shop at Joannes so can not compare or comment on what they have these days- i became upset with their low quality/high prices a long time ago. when i don't want to piece my backing i use the wide ones- when i don't mind piecing-really have it in my head i have to use a particular one i use the benartex flannels. i also love to use flannels for quilt backings
ckcowl is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 05:53 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tngal22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 697
Default

Thanks! I will look into the Bernatex. I am wanting a solid. And he wants it to be heavy and warm, thus the reason he wants flannel. It is his quilt, so I am not going to suggest anything else unless I can't find something I like to match it.
tngal22 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 05:56 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
fred singer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grant county, WI.
Posts: 7,982
Default

oh that sounds like a fantastic quilt that you made up for your husband .
fred singer is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 06:01 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Pat625's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Pole
Posts: 1,643
Default

I would spend the extra to get top quality flannnel...I love usiung flannel as a backing, because I like the added warmth. I used to get mine from the LQS, but now they are closed. I will be watcing this for some good source suggestions
Pat625 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 06:24 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Neesie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 5,896
Default

When you dry the flannel (especially the first time), make sure to check the lint filter, often! I just washed/dried six yards and I could've stuffed a small pillow, with the lint!
Neesie is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 07:29 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mechanicsville, IA
Posts: 1,497
Default

SewBatik online store sells wide flannels. Their batiks are nice and I have felt their flannel at quilt shows. I assume it's nice or I would have taken specific notice because I order wide backing for clients from then. They have two different design shadings in black (tuxedo).
Silver Needle is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 08:42 PM
  #10  
Member
 
wattse2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 97
Default

I really can't say how strongly I would NOT recommend Joann's flannel. I just lived through a devastating quilt disaster involving a bleed-through with a flannel backing. Don't do it!!!
wattse2000 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tothill
Main
5
01-01-2013 06:05 AM
jude by the sea
Main
8
09-11-2012 09:26 AM
Julie in NM
Main
20
12-18-2011 11:13 PM
klc
Main
9
06-03-2011 05:05 PM
quilting librarian
Pictures
12
12-21-2010 12:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.