Plus a Free Flannel Quilt Pattern!
High-quality flannel comes in many colors and designs and makes charming quilts that are super cozy. Plus it’s nearly as easy to work with as quilting cotton.
There are a few things to keep in mind, though. First, always pre-wash flannel as it can shrink substantially. That’s a good thing as the flannel weave becomes tighter and more cushy with washing. A good rule of thumb is to allow up to 1/4 yard loss per yard to shrinking and fraying (here’s a good tip for washing pre-cuts).
Fat Quarter Shop provides four more tips – and a free pattern for the quilt shown above – in their article linked to further down this page.
The quilt is part of their shortcut quilt series and is a quick and easy project. We love the fabrics they chose but go ahead and make yours in any combination of colors you want. It will be just as charming.
Instructions are provided for quilts in three sizes:
- Throw – 56.5″ x 68.5″
- Queen – 84.5″ x 85.5″
- King – 102.5″ x 112.5″
Learn more about the quilt, watch a demo of it being made, access a kit for it, and get the remaining tips for working with flannel at the following link.
The fabric used in the quilt can be found here and here while supplies last. A kit for the quilt is also available at the first link.
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