A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,368
Currently Running With Scissors:
264 Guests and 10 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: Material for baby blanket  (Read 883 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 86
Joined: 11-Mar-2008

The Ghost Comes Out In Rags

View Profile
« 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?
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3411
Joined: 28-Nov-2007

i still have all my marbles.

View Profile WWW
« 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.

Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate- Terry Pratchett
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator
Quilting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 20120
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« 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.

Love to cook, have an overflowing pantry, or want to save a little money on your grocery bill?
Join the Pantry Challenge Cookalong!

Instagram: Soapsbymaremare
« 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.
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

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Mexican Bean Salad
@Home This Weekend: St. Patrick's Day Wreath
March 13, 2019 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

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!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands