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Old 06-25-2020, 01:04 PM
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My quilting guild provides members with kits to sew quilts for Ronald McDonald House. The latest kit I received from the guild had flannel front and back with poly batting. I've never made a flannel quilt before and was wondering if you're even supposed to use batting. It seems to me that the quilt would be too warm with two layers of flannel AND batting. Have other people use poly batting in flannel quilts? If not, what kind of batting do you use? Thank you for any tips you can provide.
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:26 PM
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When I make a quilt for our bed, I use flannel sheets for backing and no batting.

Other quilts always have battilng but I use quilt fabric for backing.
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:36 PM
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I've always used poly batting in my quilt even flannel front and back ones. Warm is good!
This quilt is flannel front and back and has poly batting.
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:43 PM
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It's really personal choice. Sometimes sick children need the extra warmth, so I would probably use the batting in this quilt.
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:30 PM
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I've always used batting for flannel. I've also heard of using tee-shirt for batting. I would like to try that but want to see someone's
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:36 AM
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I always use batting in my flannel quilts. Makes for nice, soft, lofty, warm cuddly quilts. Sometimes polyester, sometimes cotton, sometimes wool batting- just depends on what I have on hand in the right size at the time. All have made wonderful flannel quilts
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:15 AM
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northern Minnesota here....yeppers….use all kinds of batting in my flannel quilts....however, I usually take them off the bed for the one "cool" summer month ….especially as I get older....I may just leave that flannel quilt with batting in it on all year!
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:31 AM
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I think it depends on the person. I'm always cold so I would love it. I'm making a quilt for my cousin and even though she lives in cold Upstate NY she's always hot. So flannel isn't an option for her quilt back.
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:59 AM
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Most of the members of my Tuesday group belong to a guild that supports a preemie project and I have seen their projects and contributed a couple of tops. They have guidelines to follow, like they don't want just solid pieces of fabric so there should be some seams but not too many or too bulky. It is always flannel on the back, most tops are cotton but can be flannel. And they use batting, a specific cotton batting if I recall but I'm not sure on the content.

Here in the Northwest, I think most quilters would use batting between flannel. I don't use flannel for myself because I have too many pet hairs floating about and there are few things worse than pulling a cat hair covered piece of flannel across your mouth while you are trying to sleep!

The guild I used to belong to supported Ronald McDonald House as well and we had many different variations on fabrics and battings, at that time the key was washability and durability. Personally, I mostly like fairly high loft poly batts, but I think for an all flannel quilt I'd be looking at a low loft, basically something to hold the stitches in (like I recommend putting in a piece of flannel between fleece backs and tops). I have a hard time imagining an all flannel quilt on warm and natural, but I think I'd be looking at fairly simple 30s style blocks for inspiration in that way.

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Old 06-26-2020, 09:13 AM
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If the flannel and polyester batt were what you were given, that’s what you are supposed to use.
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