Flannel in July

I bought this luscious stack of Folksy Flannel recently, and I thought it would be a fun day to share it with you, since it’s supposed to about hot around here. Doesn’t this stack of colors just scream, “Terri”?!

I am planning to make a simple patchwork quilt with these lovely fabrics. As I write this, I realized that I should probably stock up on some yardage for the backing if I can still find this collection in the shops. They are so buttery soft that it’s a must to use them for the back of the quilt.

I read that it’s more important to pre-wash flannel fabrics before using them in a quilting project because they have the potential to shrink more than quilting cotton. I don’t pre-wash my fabrics, but I am going to wash these first before cutting into them. That will have to wait since I’m still working on the piles of laundry from our weekend house guests.

16 thoughts on “Flannel in July

  1. Dearest Terri, i am loving your flannels stack! Such gorgeous colors and patterns! I don’t have any flannels fabrics and now im inspired to get me some too! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  2. ::sigh:: I just adore Anna Maria Horner. I have some of those tucked away for winter pillowcases and throws. However, with the almost continual 95+ degree days here for the last two months, I kind of get a “glow” (because we all know southern girls don’t sweat!) thinking about them!

  3. I went nuts buying flannel a few years ago. I still have tons of it but sadly, mine was mostly juvenile type designed as well as lots of holiday flannels. At the time I was expecting my first grandchild.

    YES! PREWASH IS A MUST! I pre-wash everything but with the flannel I always wash that in hot water, dry on hot and then rewash and dry a 2nd time. It shrinks even more that 2nd time through. You’ll be surprised how much flannels do shrink.

  4. Those are too summer-ee to be winter flannel! That looks like a fun project and i can’t wait to see what comes of it…better yet, let me know before anyone else, and I will most likely be a buyer!!!! 🙂 LOL!

  5. Oh my goodness! that is quite the stack, and yes, it screams “Terri” you always do so well with bright, funky fabrics. Can’t wait to see your quilt…will it be a baby quilt or larger?

  6. Oh these look so fun and delicious! Can’t wait to see the final quilt! I always was my flannel and even cotton before I quilt…I dunno I guess it helps!

  7. Wonderful flannel colors and prints! A flannel quilt will be so appreciated come winter I’m sure! Even though it is hard to think too much about it now (115 degrees here, ouch!)

    Take care, I can’t wait to see what you make with them!


  8. I love all of these fabrics. Yes, I would agree with the pre-wash. I don’t usually pre-wash either and ran into some shrinkage the first time I sewed with a print from this collection. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. You’ll be so happy you have that flannel blanket come winter!!

  9. Oohh I’m in love with that flannel! I can’t find flannel for sale here, it’s too early for that, but i wish i was already pilling up for the winter!

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