Flannel Whole Cloth Quilt

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Happy Tuesday! I thought I would break up the handmade gift posts which one of my recent quilt finishes. So today I'm sharing my flannel whole cloth quilt!


This is one of the simplest, quickest quilts I've ever made, but from idea to finished quilt it took such a long time to execute. I bought 10 yards of flannel for this quilt back in 2011. I had just finished my flannel plus quilt. I fell in love with that quilt, and I still use it constantly. Flannel on both sides of a quilt is one of the coziest things, and I knew I wanted another one, so I stocked up on two prints from Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannels collection.


Fast forward seven years to this past Fall. I had the idea to turn those cuts into a whole cloth quilt from the beginning, but never had a huge need for it. We had been living in apartments that had heat included in our rent, which I took full advantage of! So having more than one flannel quilt wasn't super necessary. Now that we live in our own house, and an older home at that, let's just say it's a little colder inside during the winter! I quickly realized that we could use a few more cozy quilts.


So, one afternoon I took the time to figure out how big I could make the quilt with the two 5 yard cuts I had (67"x77"). I had already pre-washed the fabric years ago, so that was out of the way. I did decide to take the time to pattern match the seam on both the front and that back, and I'm so glad I did. It really was much easier and less time consuming than I originally expected it to be. I think that's honestly part of what made me put off this project. I took some guidance from Amanda Jean's post on the subject. Considering I haven't done much of this, I'm very pleased with my seams, they are nearly invisible now that the quilt has been quilted and washed! Win!


I love my Nani Iro brushed cotton Vast quilt that has wool batting, so I went with wool again for this quilt. It is like a fluffy, fuzzy, warm cloud! 100% happy with that choice. It makes me want to use more wool batting in the future. For the quilting, I sent it to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I went with the popcorn design, which I have had done before and love.


Since this quilt is super simple, I wanted to dress it up a little by curving the corners. I think it adds just enough interest. For the binding, I used a long stashed Free Spirit solid voile. The color is heather.


We've been using this quilt every day since I finished it! It's usually on our couch, and Michael and I fight over who gets it. There were times when I thought about destashing this flannel, feeling like I was never going to make things project. I'm so glad I held on to it, moved with it twice, and finally gave it a purpose in this quilt. I still love the prints, and I think they more than hold their own as a whole cloth quilt.

Happy Quilting!

10 comments :

  1. This is so nice! After matching fabric seams, what size did your quilt end up to be?

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  2. Beautiful quilt--it looks warm and cozy!

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  3. It's beautiful. Amazing how a chilly house can inspire you to make a warm and cozy quilt.

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  4. This looks so cozy! I love the print, AMH never goes out of style. I think curving the corners was a good choice.

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  5. This is so cute. I love the colors. You cannot go wrong with flannel. Makes me want to whip up a whole cloth one tonight. Most all of my quilts end up being backed with flannel and I haven't heard a single complaint about it. Everyone loves the warmth and softness of the flannel.

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  6. Very interesting! I have a few FQs and half yard pieces of flannel in my stash that have been there for years -- I bought them by mistake when I was shopping online and was surprised when I opened the package! I'm glad to hear you're happy with your wool batting, though. I bought Quilter's Dream Wool batting for my pineapple log cabin quilt that is destined for our bed and I'm hoping for lots of cozy warmth from it when it's finally finished!

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  7. Gorgeous and your seam matching is impeccable! My first thought was where do you get flannel wide enough to make a whole cloth quilt? I have never considered making a flannel quilt but now-maybe.

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  8. You did a fabulous job of matching up that print on the seams. And an all flannel quilt sounds pretty good right about now. Hmmm...

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  9. i love what you did with the beautiful AMH flannel. wool batting is the best. very nice indeed.

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