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Thread: Fleece backing on quilt

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    Super Member Surfergirl's Avatar
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    Has anyone used fleece for the back of their quilts? I would like to make a small "Steelers" football quilt for my son and would like to use fleece for the back. What do you all think?

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    I have!! My son loved his quilt that I made with fleece on the back!!

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    My absolutely favorite snuggle quilt has fleece for the backing. I often finish children's quilts with fleece. Works great and is so warm.

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    I have heard a lot of people here have done that. It seems to work well and is soft and cozy.

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    I did two lap sized that I had quilted by a LAQ.
    She had to quilt around circles that I'd appliqued.
    Said it was a nightmare - very stretchy.
    I did one myself, quilting by hand and had no trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl
    Has anyone used fleece for the back of their quilts? I would like to make a small "Steelers" football quilt for my son and would like to use fleece for the back. What do you all think?
    I've put fleece on the back of several lap robes. One dear friend in a nursing home LOVES the throw, since the warm fleece is against her skin.

    Would be great for guy's football quilt.

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    I recently did a baby quilt with a fleece batting and flannel backing. It was a Moda Panel and it felt amazing when I finished it up. I did quilt it on my home sewing machine and it wasn't too bad.

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    I've used fleece as a backing alos and loved it. Two suggestions:
    1. Pre-wash your fabrics as they will shrink when washed but the fleece won't;
    2. Don't add batting in the sandwich -- the fleece and top are enough.
    Good luck!

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    Fleece is great on the back of a quilt. Minkee is even better! Soooo soft and stays that way, unlike fleece!!

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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!!
    You're right about the fleece, if it's from Joann's. At one time, I lived near Malden Mills which makes Polartec fleece -- it stays soft.

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