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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Cotton Flannel as batting?

I want to do a lightweight batting in the next 2 quilts for the grandsons.  They have moved from almost on the Canadian border to the state of South Carolina, in the USA.  As they both want the "minkie" or fuzzy warm backing on the twin quilts I think that a heavy batting would be too much.  Although the Minkie is polly, the rest is cotton.  Has anyone out there used this?
Or do you think it's a bad idea?
Sara in Fla.


  • At August 9, 2015 at 3:08 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    If you choose to use flannel I would think you would need to preshrink it since the poly fleece back will not shrink at all. I think you could get by with no batting at all since you are using the fleece on the back. The only time I have used flannel is on table runners so there would be no bulk. In your case I would be tempted to just leave out the batting since the fleece will give it definition in the quilting or tying.

  • At August 9, 2015 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Phyllis in Minnesota said...

    If you are using minke as a backing, you shouldn't need any batting in the southern climate or you could use a cotton sheet or cotton yardage for batting. Always fun making quilts for the grandkids!!


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