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Lining a Baby Blanket

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Hi Everyone!

I've been working on a couple baby blankets lately and I plan to line them with flannel. I've never done anything like this before, so I'm wondering if I wash the cloth before I sew it to the blanket, or if I just sew it on as it is? Does anyone have any suggestions in general? Thanks so much for your help!

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Depends on the quality of the flannel. I have had flannel stretch, only once had a shrinkage issue with a very cheap one. Never lined a crocheted blanket before....can I ask why????

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The flannel is from Joann Fabrics. I'm lining the blankets because the babies I'm making them for are very tiny and it gets cold and windy here in Alaska so I want them to be able to use the blankets all year around =)

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I would wash both the blanket and the flannel first.

 

You definitely have to wash the fabric first in case it shrinks.

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I'd be concerned with shrinkage/saggage, if one fabric stretched and the other didn't.

 

What if...you made a set of 2 blankets, a crochet one and a flannel one with crochet edging to match?

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The flannel is from Joann Fabrics. I'm lining the blankets because the babies I'm making them for are very tiny and it gets cold and windy here in Alaska so I want them to be able to use the blankets all year around =)

SS, never looked at where you live...I guess you would want them extra warm for the little ones.

In that case I would have to agree, if you make them your way, wash them both before sewing as suggested by Rose. Granny's idea to make one all crochet and one with a matching crochet border is very smart. I think if it were me I would consider a fleece blankie also. This way with 3 you have all temps covered and there is always one handy when another is in the wash...

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Or you could just use 2 strands of yarn and make a thick blanket. There's also some reversible patterns that are double thick.

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I'd be concerned with shrinkage/saggage, if one fabric stretched and the other didn't.

 

What if...you made a set of 2 blankets, a crochet one and a flannel one with crochet edging to match?

 

 

That's a great idea! Instead of making a crochet edging though, I think I will make it a plain blanket and either add buttons or velcro or a way to attach it to the yarn blanket so it can be a 3 in 1 blanket =) Thanks!

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