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Thread: Batting substitute?

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    Question Batting substitute?

    Has anyone ever used polyester fleece as batting? I have a 60" wide piece I am trying to come up with a use for.

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    Some people on QB use fleece on the back of their quilt tops with no batting.

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    If it's pretty, just use it as backing, if you don't want it to show, use it as batting.
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    Depending on the colors of the quilt and the fleece, it can make a good warm batting( much warmer than cotton) . Do check to make sure the colors of the fleece don't show through the backing fabric or quilt top fabrics.

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    It is VERY warm. I have used fleece instead of backing & batting. Washes well, super soft.

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    I use it a lot for kid quilts. It holds up really well and is extra soft and cushy. Once in a while, Joanns has the 15 yards bolts on sale for $20. I usually pick up one or two and keep it on hand. Then I can just through together some fabrics, make a top that is 58x 48, back it with the fleece and tie it. So in a couple of days, I can have a really nice useable quilt with my stash.
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    When i make a kids quilt for donation i try to match it to the front. Comes out great.

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    Over the holidays I bought an entire bolt of fleece. Thankfully, this thread has helped me make the decision. I'm using this for my next quilt backing!!!
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    I have used it as batting. No problems with it.

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    I use fleece for combination backing/batting on almost all my throws. So quick and easy! Awhile back I had a chance to get fleece at a really good price and bought bolts of it in navy, brown, black, burgundy, and forest green. Have also gotten the fleece throws at end of season clearance. Wish I could find a sale like that again. I'm getting close to running out.

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