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    What to do With 199 yards of Flannel

    Well, I found a pretty good deal on really nice flannel. $1.00 a yard and great manufacturers. I could not help myself :-) 36 different designs, some for children, a lot of designer style too. So,after the obvious sleepwear, and clothing items, what else can I use it for? I can make napkins and fun tablecloths, but what else can I use it for? The lady had 500 bolts of high quality flannel that she does not want to use any more, she has a shop on Etsy and sells aprons. She also had..approximately 2,000 bolts of nice cotton fabric.(not for sale, (!!!XX@@!!!) Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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    WOW 199 yards of flannel! Looks like you will be busy for awhile. How about some lined Christmas stockings for the holidays? Maybe some placemats? Rag quilts?
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    Depending on how wide the yardage is, you could make sheets or pillowcases. I am pretty sure if you wanted to and the colors won't show through, you can use it for a light weight batting inside tablerunners or summer quilts. Make sure you shrink it first though! Curtains, tablecloths, childrens toys, lining for light weight jackets or children's pants for winter.. Most anything you use cotton for.

    I would look though a pattern book and check the fabrics they reccomend. That would give you a good idea of what kind of patterns to buy or use.
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    Flannel, hmmmm? Rag or chenille quilts of course as Irene mentioned. Receiving blankets, burp cloths, the back for lap quilts (flannel keeps them from slipping). One of the magazines I bought has a cute chenille scarf. They used cotton but flannel would be even better. The magazine was McCall's Quilting, November/December 2011. Article and instructions under "Chenille Chic"

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    I just made a winter curtain valance with flannel. Very pleased with how it came out. But what to do with other 198 yards?! That's a whole lot of nice shirts going on.

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    Another thought - E-bay some of the yardage. You can recoup some of your investment and put any profit towards Christmas.

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    you can make chenille out of it...also use it as the lining(batting) for summer quilts, totes, table runners, etc...
    and don't forget baby blanket backings!

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    Since it is really nice flannel, back your quilts with it. IMHO

    OMG - Where are you going to store 500 bolts of flannel?
    Last edited by Keep Them In Stitches; 11-06-2011 at 07:37 PM.
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    I've seen some pet coat's made from flannel. I know it's nice flannel but a $1.00 a yd isn't bad to use for anything and maybe you could make some money making them. Rag quilts are also very nice in flannel and of course baby things. Good Luck. Sue

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    What about ripping some of it down and crocheting rag rugs, especially for the bathroom? Or emergency blankets for the car(s)? What about making donation covers for local shelters?
    Lynne

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    Or you could offer some up for sale here on the board... I'm sure some of the ladies making quilts for Project Linus would buy some. Even receiving blankets for pre-mature babies or even regular newborns. Just a thought.=-D

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    You can use the flannel for quilt backings. Help use up that yardage! And it is great to snuggle under!
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    Dear Sue in Plymouth, CA I did not buy all 500 bolts, just 199 yards! Thank you all for the terrific suggestions. I believe I will make some into quilts for the children's oncology dept at San Digeo's Rady Children's Hospital. I also know several young moms at my church who could probably use some pajamas and shirts for the little ones. I need a new robe and I love flannel shirts. Also, I love the idea of lining quilts with flannel. Whew, I need get to work. Again, I love the ideas, I was just overwhelmed with the volumn of fabric I bought. I will probably have some left over and i will offer it up to the wonderful folks on this board. It's really pretty flannel. Thanks again.
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    This is a great idea for Christmas gifts for my dear friends. I will look for the magazine. If I cannot find it I might ask you for the article. I'll look tomorrow. Thanks again and have a super week!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Flannel, hmmmm? Rag or chenille quilts of course as Irene mentioned. Receiving blankets, burp cloths, the back for lap quilts (flannel keeps them from slipping). One of the magazines I bought has a cute chenille scarf. They used cotton but flannel would be even better. The magazine was McCall's Quilting, November/December 2011. Article and instructions under "Chenille Chic"
    Frankie,
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    I really like this idea because I just got all new windows and the kitchen windows are in need of valances, I have the perfect print for this little project! I would never have thought of this. I am going to try making myself a cute flannel shirt. Have not sewn for myself for many years. Thanks a bunch.
    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    I just made a winter curtain valance with flannel. Very pleased with how it came out. But what to do with other 198 yards?! That's a whole lot of nice shirts going on.
    Frankie,
    Toy Poodle Lacybelle's mom

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    I made a nice flannel and Jean rag bag, its one of my favorite, flannel is also a great quilt backing. Slippers. Book cover would be nice. Oh the possibilities with so much flannel.

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    Quilts, pillow cases, batting.
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    If you run out of ideas - just send some my way (LOL); I'm making things for a new grandbaby due in 2012.
    Last edited by montanajan; 11-06-2011 at 11:40 PM.

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    You can make lots and lots of PJ bottoms and wear them everywhere you go like the teenagers do.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I agree-lots and lots of quilt backing, rag quilts, , maybe you can make some for charity.

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    I just want to know what site you got this from! I've been looking for flannel for rag quilts - and can't seem to find much except for Xmas - not a lot out there to find for everyday items or children! And I've been searching everywhere online!

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    Maybe an indoor play tent?

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    That is a good deal. I would also like to know where you bought from.

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    wow what a fun problem, Toys are fun for babies out of flannel

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    how about a swap with others for different fabrics-baby blankets for project Linus are always good or the local womens shelter-If you belong to a guild have them help with donateable projects and such. Good luck and post pictures!!!

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