Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32

Thread: fleece as backing

  1. #1
    Super Member mcdaniel023's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,396
    Blog Entries
    3
    My DGD is three and likes everything soft. I made YBR matching quilt tops for her, her mom and her doll. DH says ihers needs to be backed in fleece. I kept telling him that you can't do that. Then I read a post that it could be done. Can it be machine quilted (Reg. home machine) or does it need to be tied? Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    omak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Central Washington State
    Posts
    6,060
    I have never done it,(using fleece as a backing) but I have sewed mittens out of fleece using a home machine, so I would assume you could quilt it quite handily!
    Unlike Minkee, fleece isn't so stretchy.
    when I made the mittens, I used a ball point needle and lengthened the stitches because of the thickness ... but, if you are free motion quilting, that probably wouldn't be an issue ... but the ball point needle in a denim (90/14 or 100/16) would be a good idea since I think fleece is knit, rather than woven.

  3. #3
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,338
    I did one of dog themed prints and used a dog themed flannel on the back. I hand quilted it. It came out just fine. I do not know about machine quilting because I have not tried it.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    central Indiana
    Posts
    1,070
    I have made several quilts that are fleece backed and everybody loves to snuggle in them in the winter time. I have always tied mine...I imagine you could machine quilt but I would think it would cause to fleece to not quite be so soft.

  5. #5
    harrishwhippets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl
    Posts
    267
    McDaniel,
    I just finished my first two fleece backed quilts. I bought the non-pill from Joann's and Hancocks. The non-pill brand from Hancocks was heavy enough that I did not include batting. It was a camel color and quilted beautifully. The next was a lavender from Joann's and was a little lighter, so I added flannel as batting. They were very soft after washing and I'm happy with the results. I bought non-pill cause I heard it can after many washings. Just make sure when you machine quilt to make the stitches longer and I had not problem, even with decoratives stitches, just went slower.

  6. #6
    Super Member mcdaniel023's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,396
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks for the hints. I am going to give it a try.

  7. #7
    harrishwhippets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl
    Posts
    267
    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.

  8. #8
    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland Canada
    Posts
    1,692
    Here's what a quilt I did with batting and fleece looks like on the reverse. I think it is fine!
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  9. #9
    harrishwhippets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl
    Posts
    267
    Mamagus, did you use batting in yours???

  10. #10
    Super Member mcdaniel023's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,396
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Here's what a quilt I did with batting and fleece looks like on the reverse. I think it is fine!
    I think it looks better than fine. It looks very nice. Thanks for taking the time to show it.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.