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Kathy Posted: Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:12 PM

I have never quilted before. I have a lot of cute flannel fabric from Joanne's and want to make a baby quilt with it.Does anyone know where I could find any info specific to flannel quilting?

 

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gini replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:30 PM

hi kathy,  welcome to the group.   you don't need to do anything special to quilt flannel.  it fuzzes up your bobbin area a little more but it quilts just fine.

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Jeanine replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:30 PM

Flannel is not that different from using cotton.  I use it instead of cotton in baby quilts all the time.  I would say just try it.

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Karla replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 7:01 PM

I've made lots of flannel baby quilts and I agree with Richard.  Keep your quilting fairly close together and clean your sewing machine often because you will get a lot of fuzz.  It tends to stretch a little more than cotton so be careful when pressing.  Other than that, sew and quilt just like you would cotton.

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Kathy replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 10:25 PM

Thanks for the info and the welcome. I will be sure to clean my machine often


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KATHY replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 11:16 PM

 

welcome Kathy

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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Granny M replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 10:15 AM

I agree with everyone else.  I have made several baby quilts with flannel backings and using flannel in the tops.  Did not have any particular problems.

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