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    Default 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?
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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    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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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    I use flannel on the back of baby quilts. I love the feel of it.
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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    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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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

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

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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    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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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

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

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    Thanks so much! 'This is very helpful!
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    Default Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    Thanks so much, this is very helpful!
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    Thank you! This is very helpful!
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