Wednesday, August 22

flannel rag quilt

Most of my blankets are limited to only two fabrics. This blanket is where the fun really began! After putting a couple of layers of flannel together with batting sandwiched between, I trimmed the edges, laundered it, and it made an even fuzzier blanket for a friend's new baby.
The technique is very similar to making chenille, if you're familiar with that fabric. I made another one using a denim on one side - just think of how well a pair of ripped jeans soften up when you put them through the wash. It's the same idea. Warm and cozy! The only problem - it was a lot thicker and heavier to work with!
I also realized the big squares would be a great place to embroider some different designs. Maybe next time.

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