A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 302,526
Currently Running With Scissors:
548 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Flannel quilt block ideas?  (Read 929 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: June 04, 2013 07:40:35 AM »

I would like to try my hand at a flannel quilt. I found the fabric that I like and it is in five different shades. Does anyone have any good ideas for flannel-friendly quilt blocks that would bring five shades together? I was looking at this one, but I am concerned about the small pieces with the flannel: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patterns/details.html?idx=13782

And I really like this one, but it only has four shades: http://www.quilterscache.com/I/InterlacedBlocksBlock.html

« Last Edit: November 08, 2013 07:32:07 AM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 19510
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013 08:20:39 AM »

Those both look like really pretty patterns! Sorry, I'm no help on using flannel in quilts, I've only made baby clothes and blankets with flannel. With the second one, you could always use the fifth shade for a border? What exactly is your concern with flannel and the small pieces? That the edges will shred before you stitch them? I know flannel can get kind of ball-y/pill after a few washes if it's not high quality, but other than that I think it's ok.

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 2/12

~The 2015 Quiltalong! is up and chugging along! Come join us!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013 11:24:27 AM »

I am worried about the bulk on the little triangles mostly.  I was also reading that because flannel can fray badly, that a 1/2" seam allowance might be a good idea.  So then I was toying with the idea of calculating how to increase the block sizes a bit, to kind of help with the bulk.

« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013 08:41:22 AM »

Sorry, but I'm not much help, either.  I've only made one and it was a mess.  I pinned as much as usual, but the quilting really distorted the whole thing.  I also had problems with pulling at the seams (only used 1/4", though), so I had to quilt a large zig zag over the seams.  Luckily it was only a disappearing nine patch, so it didn't ruin the design.  It seems like a lot of quilters are just fine with flannel, so I'm thinking it's just me.  I've just not been tempted to try it again.  Undecided

There's one in every family, and I'm an only child.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3003
Joined: 28-Nov-2007

i still have all my marbles.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013 02:17:03 PM »

I make almost all my baby quilts with flannel, and usually try out new patterns as testers for bigger quilts . Ive never had a problem with fraying. I do always wash and with flannel usually spray starch before cutting

. Could you use the fifth shade as the bakground?

Seeking scraps! I'm in need of a variety of white on white scraps. (2.5inch square minimum) for pixel quilts. Have any? Swap for? PM me! Smiley

Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate- Terry Pratchett
Colorado Deb
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013 01:03:54 PM »

My last flannel was the Buzz Saw pattern.  The one I have has a few 'saws' spilling out into the border.  It's good with flannels because there is not a ton of seam allowance or small pieces to deal with.  I googled it and the best one that matches my pattern is this- http://thequiltednest.blogspot.com/2009/06/whats-buzz.html

let me know if you want me to send it your way Smiley

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.-  NuClia Waste
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2420
Joined: 16-May-2007

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013 10:37:29 AM »

I like to use flannel on the back of quilts.  I have a flannel one made of simple squares that my grandmother made mmphty years ago.  It is well loved.  If you are concerned about quilting, you can tie it.  That works well for a simple pattern. 

25/12,  14/13
57/50 in 2010, 53/50 in 2011, 85/50 in 2012 83/50 in 2013 link, 12/2014
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013 07:34:24 AM »

danynn chose the Celtic Twist block in the last quilt block swap so I got to try it out.  Smiley  I am thinking it might take me forever to finish unless I increase the blocks by 50%.  So I've still be tossing this around in my head...

Thanks for all the input!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Tips to Prevent Female Hair Loss
Woman Struggles with Thinning Hair
VF COLLECTIONS: Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2015 - London Fashion Week
A Gorgeous Updo for Curly Hair
How to Do This Christmas Day Hairstyle
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Mashed Chickpea Salad Sammy
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.