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Thread: an original pattern by Patrice/pieced by Kathy

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    flannel will not pill if you pre wash it using a cap full of hair conditioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    I backed a baby quilt with flannel and yes it did pill. Someone on the board recommended prewashing the flannel at least two times to deal with all the shrinkage. Even with the pilling, though, it's very soft and I thought it would be particularly good for a baby quilt. I just used flannel from Wal-Mart. I could be cuirous if a higher quality flannel (moda or the like) would pill as much......
    A high quality flannel froma quilt shop will be soft after lots of washings. I made a flannel throw for my DH to use while he watching the race with his eyes shut. It is used a lot and is still soft.

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    Love it. What a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    you could try minkie or velour instead of the flannel. they are nice and soft and stay looking nice.
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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    Good looking. I have corderoy for my lap quilt's backing and I love that feel. I have also used brushed denim for the feel of flannel without the pilling.

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    Very nice What about backing it with fleece or minky?

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