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Thread: fleece and the Longarm quilter

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    fleece and the Longarm quilter

    I have a friend that wants me to use fleece for the backing of a regular cotton quilt. I have never used fleece in this way before. Can any of you give me hints?
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    I have used fleece a couple of times. Even used a double fleece and no batting/no top! I like to load the fleece with the selvage edge along the leader. I think I get less stretch. Also don't tighten the rollers taut. Even if there is a bit of play, you would rather have that than stretch it. Here is a picture of one of those fleece throws in progress. the thread just buries itself in the fleece. Looks embossed!
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    My LA friend when working with minky, puts the minky on top, I don't know about fleece, but seems to me it would almost be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi View Post
    I have used fleece a couple of times. Even used a double fleece and no batting/no top! I like to load the fleece with the selvage edge along the leader. I think I get less stretch. Also don't tighten the rollers taut. Even if there is a bit of play, you would rather have that than stretch it. Here is a picture of one of those fleece throws in progress. the thread just buries itself in the fleece. Looks embossed!
    Looks embossed and gorgeous!

    Alison

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    Easy peasy!! I've used both minkee and fleece and it turns out beautifully...JUST DON'T STRETCH IT!!

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    Thanks everyone. this has helped a lot.

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