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Old 08-19-2020, 03:49 AM
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I have a fair amount of flannels and Iím looking for a good pattern for them, no rag quilts, been there done that! What is your favorite pattern for flannels?
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:18 AM
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i don't discriminate against flannel. any pattern that uses quilters cotton, I feel it could use flannel as well. choices are endless.
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:34 AM
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I have an overabundance of flannel so I started using it when I want a very lightweight quilt. But like LAF2019 I used for just about anything I would cotton except piecing, which I am not very good at anyway lol
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I have only done 2 flannel quilts in my quilting experience. I do have a favorite pattern that works well with flannel. Make an 8" strip block using various widths and colors, cut it diagonally. Take a 9" square and cut it into 4 pieces cutting diagonal in both direction for an X formation. Attach that to the other half of the strip piece. Trim evenly to make a 7 1/2" square block.. Then sew together as a rag quilt. Makes a great fun quilt. Put a flannel back on it with or without batting. I quilted it SITD. Easy to make and can be as colorful as you want it to be.

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Old 08-19-2020, 04:54 AM
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This is my favorite pattern for flannel. It's called flannel bricks. I tried to make it once but hated my choice of colors and trashed it (too much pattern). I'd still like to have one that was this cozy looking. I love the quilting on it.

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Old 08-19-2020, 09:33 AM
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bkay, no wonder that's a favorite. I like it, too. I couldn't see your quilting well enough to understand what you did. Could you explain it? Thanks!!!
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:28 AM
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I like using a pattern that has larger pieces in it for flannel as the seams are more bulky, some flannel ravels more easily than regular quilting fabric, it seems to stretch more especially on the bias, and it is expensive so bigger pieces give you more quilt as there is less loss in the seams. So I like turning twenty, fence rail with 3 inch strips, or even a simple nine patch. I also have made several scrap quilts to use up all my flannels....for that I have made simple nine patches and four patches, put plain blocks in with them...mixed some rail fence blocks in....some actually turned out pretty cute....wish I had pictures of those scrappy ones but I gave them all away. I picked up a couple of colors of scraps for each one....for the last one...well...it was what was left!
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I haven't ever given flannel a second glance, but now I will! I like the brick pattern and will start watching for flannels that I would like to try. Thank you.
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I second the larger pieces option, too. This is a strip quilt I made for my GS

The Tale of a Simiple Strip Quilt

Use the same concept, but maybe not as many narrow strips.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:03 PM
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I made this quilt out of flannel and DH loves it so much he claimed it as his own.


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