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 comments

  • I have that same stack. And they ARE lusciously soft!

  • 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!

  • ::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!

  • 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.

  • Love those flannels…and yes…they look like perfect fabrics for you! Stay cool, though!

  • In 6 months, that quilt is going to feel SO GOOD!! Nothing like it on an icy winter night!

  • 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!

  • Those fabrics are gorgeous and definitely scream your name!! Can’t wait to see what project you make with them.

  • I haven’t used any flannel in years. I wish I could reach out and touch those flannels. I don’t prewash my fabrics either, but I’ve heard the same thing about flannel.

  • Those are such pretty colors…ooo! Not the traditional flannel people think of 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you create!

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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!

    Cheryl

  • So pretty…so “Terri”! Perfect for a patchwork. Thanks for sharing the tip about pre-washing flannel.

  • 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!!

  • 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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