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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: New and beginner, question about flannel fabric on: September 08, 2010 04:51:35 AM
Thanks so much to both of you, it helps me to go into this confidently!

My son is going to be 1 year this month, he doesn't yet use the room aside from sleeping, he doesn't run around in there yet, when he does I plan to have something in front of the window area so he can't reach it. I already have my living room curtains tied up high due to his pulling, I appreciate the safety warning.

SewNutzz, I will definitely post pictures when they're done and thanks so much for the tips, now I just have to get my machine set-up properly so I can start. Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / New and beginner, question about flannel fabric on: September 07, 2010 07:47:30 AM
Hello, I am new here and to sewing, as in I haven't even used my first sewing machine yet but do have one.

I am going to make some long curtains for my son's room, I choose this flannel fabric. You can see it here, http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=642592106296425&Store_id=417&page_id=23&Item_ID=23752

I know this probably wasn't a good choice for curtains but I loved the pattern.

My question is, do I need to wash it first and if so, what temperature/setting on the washer and dryer? I have read that I should wash it cause it will shrink, and being in a child's room, these curtains are bound to get dirty and need a washing at some point, so I don't want to risk future shrinkage.

Also, any tips you can provide about how to go about sewing with flannel would be great too.

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