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« on: November 08, 2015 03:03:21 AM »

I want to make a rag quilt for my new baby niece. I can't decide whether it's better to use flannel or fleece, or some combination of the two. I want it to be as soft as possible, but I also don't want it to be too hot  if the room she's in is heated.
What do you recommend?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015 07:16:24 AM »

I vote flannel.  Fleece sometimes gets bally and rough after repeated washings. Smiley

Flannel gets softer and more raggy with washings.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015 12:08:57 PM »

If you're doing a regular rag quilt with exposed/backwards seams, I'd say flannel as well (but buy a good quality flannel, not the cheapest stuff, as that will pill). If you want to do one of those blankets where you're cutting little slashes all along the edges and tying them together, I'd go fleece.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015 11:13:11 AM »

Not really a quilt but when my teen daughter was a baby I had a thin shop bought flanel baby sheet and I handsewed some quilt cotton cut-outs onto it and so it was a sort of not too warm cover for her with the central heating.
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