Flannel Sheet/The Homestead Way(Crafts/Sewing)

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Gotta tell ya what I'm working on. Flannel sheets made out of receieving blankets. I got the blankets from my daughter, since Journey's big enough not to need them now. I'm sewing them together, and will use them on our bed. They'll be warm and soft and free. It takes 9 for a full-size bed. I found that there are three different sizes of blankets, but that won't matter. I also have a bunch of flannel squares cut out from shirts and nightgowns to sew for sheets. Guess that gives me something else to look for at yard sales.

-- Cindy (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), January 08, 2001


Ive been sleeping on winter flannel since I was 12. Its the only way to go!

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), January 08, 2001.

As far as taking 9 for a sheet, that depend of what size blankets you have, I can use just 7 using larger and smaller one.

Jay my husband would agree with you especially since we heat by wood and the stove's in the living room.

-- Cindy (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), January 08, 2001.

I love my flannel sheets! Another good idea for receiving blankets is to put satin on the other side. I put filler in them and stitch the kids' names on them so they look quilted. I got the idea from my nephew and other little ones who would come to my house, grab my satin nightgowns out of the laundry basket as I folded clothes and carried them around. I made them for all the kids in the family and they love their 'blankies' more than any store bought ones.

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), January 08, 2001.

Cindy you clever person! I LOVE flannel sheets and was used to getting material to make my own from an Amish fabric store in PA....now i will just hit the yard sales in Alabama....THANK YOU! God bless.

-- Lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), January 08, 2001.

I love your idea about using flannel recieving blankets, in the past I have always saved everyone's flannel shirts to make sheets out of and to use on the back of quilts. Thanks for the new idea. God BLess.

-- tracy emily in TN (emilyfarms@tsixroads.com), January 09, 2001.

Ladies,another good idea ( not with sheets but with flannel)Take your long flannel nighties when they get old cut them into skirt length for winter slips.Even us non sewers can do this one.....teri

-- teri (mrs_smurf2000@yahoo.ca), January 10, 2001.

teri, I like that idea, I'm not much of a sewer, people have tried to teach me, but it doesn't work so I just do what can and usually end up with something.

-- Cindy (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), January 10, 2001.

I used to use the receiving blankets for nite-time cloth diapers for my girls when they were babies. I would use the "kite" fold which is sort of hard to describe here with out making a diagram. When they got older I would double up on the "blankets" and make a heavier diaper.

-- Debi (debb@tenforward.com), January 14, 2001.

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