Cozy Gifts: Tips for Flannel Projects

It is so much fun to embroider bankets and they make a wonderful gift. These tips will help them last!

Flannel is a comfortable and versatile fabric which makes it perfect for kids of all ages.

Quality Counts

There is a measurable difference in flannel quality across the market. A better cut will wear well, be softer, and last longer.

Pre-shrink & Iron

Always machine wash and dry your flannel before stitching. It will shrink quite a bit. I like to iron it to remove all wrinkles using spray starch or Best Press.

Pick a Panel

There are some adorable flannel panels on the market. That takes the real work out of constructing a blanket.

To make it larger/adult sized, just buy coordinating flannel yardage and add basic strip borders.

Batting and Backing

Use a cotton, low-loft batting. Always cut your batting and backing larger than your panel so that you can quilt to the edge. Make a self-binding for the edge or cut everything to size after you are done stitching the panel.