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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishwhippets
    If you go to the post pattern ideas needed with dolphin girl, here is where I posted the pictures of these quilts. Good luck, I will continue to use the fleece for kids because of the feel.
    That was the post I was looking for. Thanks for all your help.

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    I ALWAYS use fleece on the back of mine with no batting. I tie all my blankets just because I love the look. I can't see why you can't quilt with a machine. Some angels have sent me fleece scraps and I'm sewing blocks together for patchwork backs. Same with flannel. :D I'm not sure if I was any help to ya, but I hope you do try it.

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    I have backed several baby quilts with fleece. I use a short arm and frame and am very careful not to stretch the fleece when loading. I do an all over pattern or meander. A very loose pattern works best to keep the fleece soft and drapeable.
    I am sure you could quilt on a domestic machine as well. Just remember the stretch and pin or baste carefully.

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    I've made about 24 baby quilts with either fleece, flannel or minky as backing. With some of the minky ones I used a piece of flannel as batting, but with fleece, no batting at all. I use spray basting & machine quilt them. It's a piece of cake. Fleece is great because it glides over the machine. Check your machine for lint when you're finished.

    With satin blanket binding they're irresistible.

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    I've made about 24 baby quilts with either fleece, flannel or minky as backing. With some of the minky ones I used a piece of flannel as batting, but with fleece, no batting at all. I use spray basting & machine quilt them. It's a piece of cake. Fleece is great because it glides over the machine. Check your machine for lint when you're finished.

    With satin blanket binding they're irresistible.

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    Very, Very nice!! How hard is it to put on the satin binding??

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    I've learned SO much from this board...
    and those baby quilts are simply BEAUTIFUL!

    ps...LOVE the satin binding!

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    The satin binding is pretty simple. It's 2" wide, so I lay the quilt flat & trim it with my rotary cutter to about 1 1/2" from the edge of the quilt. Then pin the binding down one side of the quilt about every 6" leaving about a 6" tail.

    I use my walking foot to avoid the front & back slipping & attach it with a straight stitch, a wide zigzag, or any decorative stitch. Stitch all the way to the end, then miter the corner and pin the next side. When I get back to the beginning, leave another 6" tail, overlap the beginning by one inch, making sure both ends are cut straight. Then pin the ends, right sides together with lots of pins because they're slippery & bias cut so they'll shift if you let them. Then sew the ends with a 1/2" seam allowance. I don't think 1/4" is enough because the ends fray easily. Then press the seam open, pin the binding to the quilt & finish sewing.

    The satin bindings come in 4 3/4 yard packages, just right for a 36" square quilt. Have fun!

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    I have used fleece several times and I do quilt it on my machine. The only thing that I do different is to sew the binding on the back and turn it to the front.

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Going to try that on my next fleece. With kids it's all about the feel.

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