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    Flannel-backed quilt

    Can anyone offer thoughts/experience on backing a cotton quilt top with a light flannel backing? Do the two fabrics work together ok? And how do they handle the wash -- do they pull against each other or shrink/stretch differently?
    Bloom where you are planted.....

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    I use flannel on the back of a lot of my quilts. I do not prewash my fabric but do prewash flannel. I have been very happy with the results.

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      I use flannel on the back of baby quilts. I love the feel of it.
      Katrina


      “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
      ― Maya Angelou

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        I have backed a lot of quilts with flannel. And like Hailey said, I prewash the flannel. Now flannel will fray a lot, so I use my serger and serge the raw edges before washing it.
        Vonnie

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          I'm in total agreement with Vonnie....exactly how I do it. I love flannel backed quilts!

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            Flannel backs are warm and cuddly. This is the backing used for all Victoria quilts. The flannel is prewashed. Assembly is beautiful and no more challenging than cotton backs. We wash all quilts before giving them, and there is no issue.

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              Thanks so much, this is very helpful!
              Bloom where you are planted.....

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                Thanks so much! 'This is very helpful!
                Bloom where you are planted.....

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                  Re: Flannel-backed quilt

                  Thanks so much, this is very helpful!
                  Bloom where you are planted.....

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                    Re: Flannel-backed quilt

                    Thank you! This is very helpful!
                    Bloom where you are planted.....

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                      I use flannel alot, and prewash it. My tops are always all cotton and not prewashed bc I use alot of charm packs. No problem with them shrinking differently. I think a flannel backed quilt feels heavier weight wise if that is a concern. I live where it is cold so I appreciate the extra weight. I have a few that I backed with flannel blankets I bought years ago at an army navy surplus store and they are pretty heavy but my favorites.

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                        I use flannel on the back of baby quilts. I have never prewashed....I loath laundry...lol never had an issue

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                          I use flannel on all my quilts, never prewashed & never had any issues.

                          Gina

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                            Hi and another one that uses flannel as quilt backs. When I do, I don't generally use batting. If you want a lighter weight,"summer quilt" just use the flannel. I do however pre-wash flannel. A good source for flannel is to watch for sales on flannel sheets, I have gotten some really good deals on cuddle duds sheet sets at Kohls clearance. I pre-wash the sheets too.

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