Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flannel quilts


A few months back I bought a flat rate shipping box full of fabrics. In that box was 90   7" flannel squares all cut and ready to be used in a rag quilt. The box even included pre-cut batting squares but I knew there was no way I was going to make another rag quilt. I split them up and made a couple baby/lap quilts.




I've only used flannel for lounge pants so these are the first quilts I have made from flannel. I love how soft they feel. I do need to buy some backing fabric for them. I haven't decided if I want to use the cool feel of cotton or keep with the soft warmth and use a flannel backing. I'll figure it out when I go fabric shopping.

4 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful little quilts!! They will be so nice and warm for when the weather cools.

Barb said...

What a wonderful thing to do with the flannel..

Shari said...

Flannels make lovely and warm quilts. I would use flannel backing myself, but see how you go.

pam said...

I would think a small flannel quilt would be the perfect "blankie". So soft and cuddly against a child's skin. And with all the flannel pj fabrics in the market place featuring every imaginable fairy tale and cartoon character, the quilt could be very personal.

You just amaze me with how many quilts you make! I don't know how you do it!

Working with this soft flannel must have been dreamy. I think I would stick with soft and dreamy for the backing, too.

What are your plans for stitching the sandwich together? Surface stitching or tie?