November 16, 2011

The Flannel Quilt

My niece lives in a cold climate and needs a warm quilt so I am almost done with this one for her.  I used lavender, gray, yellow and white.  Last week an evening was spent using applique to affix her name and make it personal.  Flannel is a different sort of material for me.  It seems to stretch a bunch.  Before embarking on my first ever flannel project, here are the popular tips I collected from various websites and I believe they served me well.

When working with flannel:

  • pre-wash fabric in hot water (to minimize shrinking)
  • use magic sizing, not starch
  • press all seams open
  • use a 1/2" seam allowance
  • begin the project with a new needle

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