The Design Studio Blog


July 18th, 2016 by Suzanne @ Camelot

Here is a refreshing Moody Monday!   I know some of you will wonder why I am bringing up fleece and flannel in the middle of summer?  Has the heat made me insane?   Not at all!

I know for a fact that I am not the only one taking advantage of the summer to start working on my holiday gift making!  When it’s pouring rain or crazy hot outside, I go down to my quilt cave and feel completely fresh while making gifts for my family and friends.

And who wouldn’t love a Pajama pant made out of the lovely Disney Flannel!  So I simply MUST feature Disney new Fleece and Flannel program launching early August in your local quilt shop.


You can also use flannel to make a quilt and don’t hesitate to mix in cotton with flannel to stimulate both your tactile and sight senses.  Imagine a young child’s surprise to feel a pinwheel differently than the rest of the block!  (Oh no…. here I go… must try that!)  Simply remember to prewash your flannel twice compared to your cotton as it tends to shrink a bit more.

And what’s to say about adding fleece as a backing to a quilt?  Make sure you baste it properly so that it doesn’t move during the quilting process (i.e.: use lots of pins) and ensure you use proper walking foot, thread and needle!

What are you planning to make with these? Be sure to check out the full program  in your local quilt shop.  Click here to find the one nearest your home.

Happy Sewing!


  1. July 18, 2016 at 11:20 am, Dominique B.-Guichard said:

    I love the quality and softness of your fleece. When you want to make a baby quilt, do you need to put some starch on you fabric?

    • July 19, 2016 at 9:04 am, Claire Haillot said:

      Thanks Dominique!
      You have a really good question! To starch or not to starch! I would say that it depends on your confidence and the other types of fabric that you are using.
      If you find that your fabrics are too soft to work with than by all means do starch. I tend to starch the wrong side of the fabric as it also helps when pressing the seam allowances.