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Hello
Have you ever made quilts out of flannel??
Using Flannel for the front and back of the quilt.
Or one side flannel and other side cotton.
Instead of all cotton.

Answer
Hi

I have used flannel as backing for a quilt, but not for the front blocks.
It's not really easy to sew, it tends to fray easily at the seams.
It doesn't behave well cut on the diagonal for seams either.
I like a 100% nice cotton for the blocks.

Susan Druding

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Susan Druding

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Questions on all aspects of quilting are welcome: both art quilting and traditional. I have been involved with the textile arts for more than 30 years - history, technique, materials. Helping beginners as well as experienced quilters find quilting teachers and finding quilt resources on the Web is a specialty.

Experience

I am a quilter, both art and traditional. I was the Quilting Guide on About.com (previously called The Mining Co.) for more than 8 years.
I now have my own personal quilting information site at www.Equilters.com and have many resources to help quilters, beginning to expert.

Publications
Quilting at About.com www.equilters.com

Education/Credentials
MA in textile design, U of Calif, Berkeley

Awards and Honors
I have shown quilts in various shows and exhibitions and won a Judge's Choice Ribbon in Houston 2000

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