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Old 10-11-2022, 04:38 AM
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Iím making a lap size quilt for my elderly mom who is in a wheelchair. She is often cold so I want to make something warm but not heavy. How do you finish your flannel quilts? Do you use batting? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 10-11-2022, 08:36 AM
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You can try using just fleece for backing. No batting.
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Old 10-12-2022, 10:05 AM
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I used to make double ones from polar fleece. two layers, cut fringe on all sides and tie the two fleece pieces together. nice and cozy and warm.
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Old 10-12-2022, 12:37 PM
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Remember flannel shrinks a lot, so prewash and dry before cutting.
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Old 10-13-2022, 02:19 PM
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Doing the two layers of fleece with the fringe might not be a good idea for someone in a wheelchair. The fringe could get caught in the wheels. But another idea would be a flannel rag quilt.
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Old 10-15-2022, 01:52 PM
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I just put 80/20 (80%cotton/20%poly) in for the batting when I make flannel throws. They are nice and cuddly that way. I do live in northern Minnesota, and I sometimes even use my flannel throw in summer Yikes!
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Old 10-16-2022, 03:49 AM
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I've used both Warm and Natural batting with my flannel quilts, fleece without batting, and I've also used a batting called Thermore. Thermore is a lightweight poly batting often used in quilted jackets for warmth without bulk.
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