Homespun flannel?

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Homespun flannel?

New postby lendube on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:54 am

I'm looking at a project calling for Homespun Flannel. Is that the same as regular flannel? Is it just regular Homespun? I'm confused. It's for a really attractive rag style throw. I'm deliberately not using the Q word since it's actually called a "Throw" ;) in the book.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby Pudge99 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:31 pm

I know homespun cotton is very loosely woven. We have some in the store and it drives me crazy as it unravels if you look at it funny. I'm not sure about homespun flannel. I'll look and see if we have some tomorrow when I go in to chat with the other lady who works there.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:29 pm

I have a couple of pieces of flannel in my stash that I bought a long time ago at Wally World for $1.00 per yard. The plaid pieces were very loosly woven. Someone told me they were homespun flannel. The weave is very different than the flannel that I buy for receiving blankets. I used them in the denim rag quilt I made. The reverse side of the denim was flannel squares. So the ease of raveling came in handy for my purpose. I have a short piece left in the odd scrap bin. Its only a few inches long.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby bridesmom on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:54 pm

It's also usually not a print, meaning it's the same on the front and back, usually a plaid or a stripe. And it's definitely a looser weave. I would think a regular flannel would work, though it's a thicker 'rag' than the homespun would provide.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby lendube on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Ah, so there is such an animal....... I'll be visiting JoAnn's tomorrow perhaps and check it out. Thanks, guys.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby Pudge99 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:34 pm

I was not able to find any homespun flannel at the store. I am pretty sure that it will be plaid or stripes as Bridesmom said. All our homespun cotton is plaid.
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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby lendube on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:14 pm

Thanks for checking, Gina. Thanks everyone for your input. What I discovered (by myself since no one in the store seemed to know either) is that Homespun Flannel is also known as Flannel Shirting. It's plaids and checks and woven so it's on both sides as opposed to being printed. It's a loose weave too. JoAnn's had it for I think $4.99-$6.99 per yard not on sale. To make the throw I'd need 12.5 yards of 4 prints. That's a lot of moolah! I'll see how cheap it is when it's on sale. I'm also thinking that regular flannel would work too at $2.99 per yard on sale.

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Re: Homespun flannel?

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:23 pm

As I sald , I used a combination in my rag quilt of regular flannel and the homespun. Worked fine for me.. I had 8 inch squares and 1/2 inch seams to rag..
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