Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Small Finish

Whenever I am trying to get back into the swing

of things,

I tackle the smallest project first.

 When it is done

I feel like I have actually accomplished something!

With this being said,

the stars aligned and I was able to sit down

and do some quilting.

I finished stitching this wall hanging back here

and I thought that it was time to

quilt it.

Now it is ready to be hung up and enjoyed.

This was my first time using flannel.

I really don't have a strong preference either way

about flannel.

 I don't love it and I don't hate it.

How about you?

Does anyone have any thoughts/opinions about flannel?

Until Next Time ... Happy Quilting!


  1. I (think) I love flannel. I have not as of yet used it in quilting, but I wish I had for the back of my soon-to-be-born grandson's quilt just because it is so soft and cuddly. I will eventually try it out, though. Your tiger wall hanging looks warm and comforting just looking at it.

  2. I have pieced with it before and then was disappointed after I washed my quilt how much it pilled. It looked hammered after 2 washings. Although, I seem to recall it was Wal-Mart flannel, so maybe that is the explanation :)

  3. It all depends on the project - I love flannels for backs of baby quilts, or for quilts meant to be cuddled (preferably in front of a fireplace), but not so much for piece work.

  4. Love flannel! If you use a qualitly flannel it doesn't pill as much. Like quality cotton it is worth the extra expense. Right now I'm into incorporating receiving blankets into my memory quilts and making baby quilts (gifts) out of those recieving blanet sets that you can buy at Target, Babies R Us or any baby registry.

    PS Love your Tiger. Where are you planning to hand it?

  5. I love to use flannel as batting for some projects. It adds just the right weight when you want something not so heavy. I used it as lining in some gardening aprons to help make them a little heavier and absorbent with great results. I don't like using it for piecing though because it stretches more than cotton.

  6. Cute tiger! I like Robert Kaufman flannels. The cheap stuff is just horrible after a few washing.

  7. I haven't used it much, so I guess I don't have a clue!

  8. From these comments you are getting--I am rethinking flannel as a good thing if I buy the good stuff and also as a batting change up rather than Warm & White.

    Your tiger is really sweet:) I still have to do that with my scarecrow embroidery piece;)


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