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Fish Posted: Wed, Jul 2 2014 1:24 PM

I am making a flannel quilt.  I was wondering what type of material I should use for backing- quilter's cotton or flannel? I was also wondering about what type of batting to use.  I usually use Warm & Natural.  I would appreciate advice from anyone having experience with flannel. 

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 2 2014 2:45 PM

hi fish welcome to the group.   you can use any combos you want of cotton and flannel.  you can batt or not batt.  you need to decide how you want your quilt.  if you want it heavier and warmer, use flannel on the back and a batt.  lighter?  no batt and cotton back.  I have mixed cotton flannel and minke on the front of quilts.   I have used just flannel and cotton or minke and cotton with no batt.  I have double batted flannel quilts to make them even warmer.  there aren't any rules about how to finish your quilt.

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Nana replied on Wed, Jul 2 2014 3:45 PM

Fish

I have used the combinations of flannel with batting and flannel back as well as no batting.  I have also used flannel backings on cotton tops and vice versa.   There really aren't any "rules" as to which to use.  Just have fun and make your quilt to suit you.

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fish, I would echo what the others have said. I did want to say Hi and welcome, it is nice to meet you.

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Nana replied on Wed, Jul 2 2014 6:41 PM

Thanks Judy.

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Susan replied on Wed, Jul 2 2014 8:59 PM

Fish, I ditto what everyone has said.  Welcome to QCA!

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Fish replied on Thu, Jul 3 2014 9:30 AM

Thank you for your advice and gracious welcomes.  I have not worked with flannel before and I appreciate all of your responses. 

Happy Quilting!

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Fish, welcome! The only thing I might add to the comments is that you might want to prewash and dryer dry the flannel. I've found that it shrinks a lot.  

 

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