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Thread: Fleece Top

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    I have a couple of questions. I made a fleece top with 6 inch squares, which 35 of those squares are four patch. When it comes to getting ready to put the quilt together, is it suggested to use fleece backing (I am thinking if I use fleece backing combined with the batting and fleece top it will be way too thick) or to use just a cotton fabric for the back?
    The other question is...what is the best way to quilt this project? I am thinking stitch in the ditch but since I have never quilted fleece before...not sure...since fleece is a little stretchy. Please help!

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    If the quilt is going to be fleece, both front and back, I would not put in any batting.

    Quilting in the ditch would be a good choice or tying would be good too.


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    Thank you very much for the suggestion. It has helped!

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizcecil
    Thank you very much for the suggestion. It has helped!
    You're quite welcome :D

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    Hi,

    I have been making Linus quilts with fleece backings. I use cotton patchwork or panels on the front. I don't use any batting and I make them pillowcase style where you sew the right sides together of both back and front and then turn them right side out. Since the fleece will stretch you have to pin baste the whole thing fairly close together. I then machine quilt around the outside edge about an inch in to form what looks like a binding. The rest of it I either do in the ditch with the cotton side or create somekind of grid. I like to use a wide zig zag decorative stitch and varigated thread. They turn out quite well.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I use fleece and cotton. I sew them on 3 1/2 sides then turn them . I tack them here and there.., no batting, and slip stitch the opening. Everyone loves these, so soft :wink:

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    Thanks for the reply! I will definitely not use batting. I like the idea of sewing the right sides together and turning....no batting and no binding strips....just the illusion of binding....I will definitely use your suggestion! Thanks so much.

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    You said that you use fleece and cotton. Is your top fleece and your bottom cotton?

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    I love working with fleece and have had no problems quilting it.

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