I have not sewn with too many mediums of fabric outside quilting cotton, but I did some impulse shopping one day at FabricBubb. I was immediately drawn to the plaids coupled with the flannel texture on Robert Kaufman’s Mammoth Flannels. (Amazon also carries all these flannels, but I purchased mine through FabricBubb.)
My favorite was the iron and cream combination, but I bought a variety with my Etsy Shop in mind. This winter, I sewed up some simple pillow covers with this flannel fabric, and they’ve been my fastest moving products so far.
I had a bit of trouble with the pattern being square with the edge of the fabric. Since I was extra cautious about my pillow covers appearing non-wonky in my shop, I was making special efforts to use the plaid lines to square up my pillow. That proved a bit difficult at times.
After doing a bit of research before sewing with flannel, I learned that flannel has a greater shrinkage rate than cotton. Depending on your project, you may want to pre-wash your flannel.
I loved this fabric for the fall and winter months! I still have some gray and red for a Christmas tree skirt, and I saved some of the iron and cream colorway just because I like it so much.
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