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Date: 12/12/12 10:42 AM

I'm making my first quilt. I have the blocks just about completed. It is a cotton quilt top and I plan to back it with flannel. I'm auditioning fabrics for the Sashing between blocks and the outside border and what looks best to my eye is the flannel I bought for the backing. So my question is would it be a bad idea to sash the cotton with flannel? This is a lap quilt that I plan to use. The top is made up of 20 13" blocks and I plan for the sashing to be 1.5" wide finished (cut width 2" with 2 1/4" seams. I've Read that flannel keeps shrinking so I've pre-washed 3 times. Oh, I'm going to use warm and white for the batting.

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Date: 12/12/12 10:59 AM

Quote: kayco
I'm making my first quilt. I have the blocks just about completed. It is a cotton quilt top and I plan to back it with flannel. I'm auditioning fabrics for the Sashing between blocks and the outside border and what looks best to my eye is the flannel I bought for the backing. So my question is would it be a bad idea to sash the cotton with flannel? This is a lap quilt that I plan to use. The top is made up of 20 13" blocks and I plan for the sashing to be 1.5" wide finished (cut width 2" with 2 1/4" seams. I've Read that flannel keeps shrinking so I've pre-washed 3 times. Oh, I'm going to use warm and white for the batting.

Good thing you pre washed the flannel!

I would use it for the sashing. It is not going to wash/dry precisely the same as the cotton as far as the wrinkly crinkly quilting effect, but it will be consistent.

I think it will look great! And the texture will be lovely.

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Date: 12/13/12 1:03 AM

I agree with Cat. If you love it try a test first. Cut the sashing on the lengthwise grain (less stretching). Since you washed it so much and if you quilt it a bit more on the sashing it should stabilize it. Alot of quilters use different types of fabrics in their quilts and make them work.

Best of luck on your first quilt!

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Date: 12/13/12 8:46 AM

Depending on the type of flannel and how loosely woven it is, it might stretch. But it's a good thing you're using it in sashing which has straight grains, so it might not stretch as much.

I once saw a quilt done in flannel and silk; beautiful! But the flannel did stretch a little and you could see it a little ripply next to the silk.

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Date: 12/15/12 12:35 PM

Thanks for the advice and all things considered and since this is my first quilt, I've decided to play it safe and use cotton. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

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