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Rag quilt-2 layers vs 3

Old 09-26-2010, 12:43 PM
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I have all my flannel fat quarters and yardage set aside to make a rag quilt (or two-I found a lot of flannel). I'm not sure if I want 2 or 3 layers-what do you think? with 3 I almost hate to "hide" some of the fabric in between but will 2 be enough for a decently warm quilt? I'll only be using it indoors, I think, and we keep it about 71 F in here during the winter.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:47 PM
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I'm getting ready to do one and I'm going to use 3 layers of fabric.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:49 PM
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I usually use 3 as the middle layer adds a nice splash of color to the top when you snip it. I like to use the "ugly" flannel in the middle since you don't see it. Or I use something in a color that complements the other colors.

I think 2 layers would be fine if you don't want it to be as heavy. 3 layers gets very, very heavy when it is lap quilt size.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:53 PM
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I use three.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:59 PM
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Good question, gale. I wonder too. Some people use batting in the middle, but I understand that is VERY warm. (The batting doesn't come up the sides to show; it's just sewn inside.)
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:03 PM
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I do mine with batting in the middle that doesn't show. It's a great way to use batting scraps. That being said, my 3 layer rag quilt is very heavy and warm.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:22 PM
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I use 3 layers. The middle layer is either warm and natural or white flannel.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:48 PM
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The first one I made I did add batting to the middle. VERY warm quilt. Whati do now is three layers of fabric. I use my odd pieces of flannel for the middle layer.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:02 PM
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I use 3 layers, the middle layer being white flannel, or you can use a solid color flannel that accents your prints.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:00 PM
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I have made well over 50 ragged flannel quilts and always use just 2 layers. Everyone says they are plenty warm and heavy enough.
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