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Date: 10/11/13 3:13 PM

So a couple of year ago i went crazy buying flannel at JoAnn's and i haven't done anything with it. Are there any ideas for older children/adults to create crafts/gift/clothing to make with flannel? Or DIY websites? I'm tired of making PJ and baby stuff. Thanks!

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Date: 10/11/13 3:22 PM

Flannel varies in quality but I have used it for lining jeans, for jacket lining, and for this blouse V 8120:

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Date: 10/11/13 3:34 PM

I use mine for pj bottoms for my grown children and daughter in-law and granddaughter.
You can also make a nice square quilt for cold winter nights.

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Date: 10/11/13 4:04 PM

Make raggedy lap quilts or even smaller ones for baby travel if you happen to have people in your life at the baby having age. You can also use it for a light weight lining in a quilt or, if the colour is appropriate you can even use to line certain window treatments.

For small quilts - something I have done is mix cotton with the flannel. It gives a real interesting effect. For example, all my squares were done in flannel and my borders and sashing were in cotton.

I see you live in Arizona so perhaps my other idea of using it to line jackets for fall and winter is not practical....

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Date: 10/12/13 12:20 PM

Hi SRTaylor,

I'll send you a private message, I'm collecting flannel and cotton for a charity called Days for Girls, if you have more flannel than you think you'll ever sew and are looking for a "good home" for it, this would be one option!

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Date: 10/13/13 11:32 AM

One year I made lots of faux chenille potholders with flannel.
The layers don't have to match.
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Date: 10/13/13 12:03 PM

Flannel is also good to add to the back of plastic tablecloths that don't have it for outdoors. Can also be used to line jackets, or make housecoats out of it Also makes great rag quilts
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Date: 10/13/13 12:38 PM

Cute potholders!

Long ago, in one of her Power Sewing books, Sandra Betzina suggested flannel as an interlining to give body to a jacket made of washed silk.

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Date: 10/13/13 1:55 PM

I made one of those blankets that you see usually in fleece. They are snipped every 2" or so along the ends. Then you tie two together to make the fringe. The one in flannel is a lot lighter in weight, easy to pack for travel or baby, etc. Really great easy project!

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