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    Default Rag quilt question

    I have a request from a very small, wheelchair bound woman for a lap quilt. She is doing hemodialysis and the treatment room is freezing.
    I want to make a rag quilt-- they are super fast to do, no quilting, no binding. Ok my question. I plan on using cotton fabric on top and flannel for the back. Do I need to have a middle layer?
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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    I would use a third layer. It would make the quilt a little warmer and also the fringe would be fuller.

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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    I made a rag quilt a few years ago. I used flannel for the middle layer.
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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    I helped my DD make a rag quilt for a friends baby. We used 3 layers of flannel and the fringe was so fluffy. We used a contrasting color of flannel for the middle layer and it gave the blocks a pretty, framed look. I have also made rag quilts with one layer of cotton and 2 of flannel. They are light but so warm and cozy.

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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    If it is freezing, I would use a second layer of flannel in the middle. Not only will it make the fringe fluffier, it will make it warmer.
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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    The ones I have made I used cotton on top and back and flannel in the middle they are nice and warm. I also like to use a color flannel it make them so pretty after they are raffled.
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    I’m almost finished with my current rag quilt. It is 10” square flannel squares on top with cotton backing squares. I used warm and natural batting in the middle. It is a heavy quilt but sure is nice and warm!
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    Default Re: Rag quilt question

    Since she is small and frail I think 2 layers of flannel would be easier for her to handle, adding a middle layer might make it too heavy.
    MissMay AKA May in Jersey

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