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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Use for flannel scraps ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/18/09 4:15 PM

Hi, I've been on a binge of making flannel pj bottoms for the kids. Since nearly all the flannel is 44" or less wide, I have a whole lot of flannel scraps that range from 7" to 13" wide. I've been trying to think of what I can make from them. (They are kid/teen theme prints.) Rag quilt? Little pillows? I need the creativity of PR members to help me out! Thanks in advance, Diane.

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Date: 1/18/09 6:51 PM

Dry cloths for your Swiffer.

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Date: 1/18/09 6:57 PM

I made a rag quilt for my grandma last Christmas. Cut a lot of leftover flannel into squares (mine were 9" square, but any size will work). If you cut 7" squares, you end up with 6" blocks. Place two squares back to back, and sew to another set of back to back (wrong sides together) squares with 1/2" seam allowances. Get the kids to clip the seam allowances at 1/2" intervals, and wash then dry with tennis balls or shoes. I bound the outside edge, but you can sew around the whole thing at the 1/2" mark, and then clip it too.

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Date: 1/18/09 6:58 PM

Another idea is to make 8" square 'kitchen cloths' from the leftovers. We use these all the time instead of paper towels.

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Date: 1/18/09 9:05 PM

Although I generally don't save scraps, I do save good flannel. Several layers of it make excellent potholder insulation, much better and much more flexible than that synthetic fleece.

In fact, now that I think about it, I bet a whole bunch of flannel squares stacked and quilted together would make a fine potholder, even without a pretty covering.

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Date: 1/18/09 10:34 PM

That is an excellent idea! I just might do that!

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Date: 1/18/09 11:03 PM

I use the larger pieces for Swiffers like Nancy suggested. Great for picking up loose threads on the sewing room hardwood. I cut small pieces into 1 X 2" rectangles and use them with serger tweezers to clean the lint out of my machines. They really grab fuzz. Flannel is also great for baby wipes if any of the prints are childish enough. I use them to clean sticky hands and mouths after eating.

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Date: 1/18/09 11:07 PM

If you have any babies around, flannel makes great reusable wipes. I make whatever size squares fit the size material (9 x 9) is nice. You can keep a spray bottle by the changing table if you have to wet it. They are easy on the environment and on baby tushies. I recommend this method to mom's whose babies have problems with diaper rash.

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Date: 1/18/09 11:22 PM

I use them for all the cleaning purposes mentioned above especially swiffers now that my kids are big:-) One other thing you could do is sew them together in interesting shapes and then cut a long rectangle with your rotary cutter and use it for the reverse sides of two-sided scarves. These (two sided long winter scarves) are featured in a recent sewing magazine. So one side fashion, one side soft fleece or flannel that goes against your skin. I think it would look cool if matched up with great fabric.

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Date: 1/19/09 0:38 AM

Here's a link to instructions for a denim/flannel rag quilt -- I have it bookmarked because it's on my "someday" list for my flannel scraps and cut up jeans":
Rag quilt
The directions here are really complete, including how to cut up jeans and scraps or use new fabrics. It suggests 6.5" squares, but again, any size will work.

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