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Thread: Fleece backing on quilt

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    Makes a great backing, and no batting is needed either :D:D:D

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    I use fleece a lot for the kids quilts. They say thet are so nice and snuggly.

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    I know a lot of people that have used fleece. Great for "utility" quilts. The ones you know are going to get worn out.

    Great for babies, and young children. Also great for lap quilts too :)

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    I've made rag quilts with fleece on the back. They turned out so cute and cuddly, if I do say so myself! :oops: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Fleece is great on the back of a quilt. Minkee is even better! Soooo soft and stays that way, unlike fleece!!
    I've always wanted to use Minkee. Is it hard to sew with? It seems so stretchy. What's the trick?

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    I wanted to make a small, warm quilt to keep in my car, since I spend time there before class in the chilly mornings, and this thread has given me some good ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Fleece is great on the back of a quilt. Minkee is even better! Soooo soft and stays that way, unlike fleece!!
    I've always wanted to use Minkee. Is it hard to sew with? It seems so stretchy. What's the trick?
    Is Minkee some kind of fleece? Is is just as expensive as the fleece?

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    i love using fleece and minky on the backs of quilts! and i have machine quilted a couple dozen of them without any problems (with a long-arm) nothing stretched out of shape and the people who get them love them! just make sure you prewash the cottons used in the top...the fleece does not shrink. i did use batting in mine, i like them fluffy and soft, but lots of people do not bother with the batting, i guess it depends on where you live.

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    Did you use flannel as a middle layer for the rag quilt? Did you cut the fleece to make the squares or did you affix it to the back in one large piece?

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    I am thinking of using Minkee on a football quilt - the backing. I know my husband and my sons love flannel instead of cotton for the backings so I am thinking my son would love Minkee. I am wondering if it would be easier to use batting in the middle when FMQ'ing it.

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