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Thread: Fusible Fleece

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    I have seen some talk of fusible fleece which as I understand is fusible on one side. If I ironed a quilt top on to it, would I then need to back it as well or can I quilt just on the two parts and bind it?

    I am asking because I think this would be a nice way of making a warm lap quilt without it being too bulky.

    Secondly if that is the case, can you but it in different colours do you know?

    Thank you

    Nicky

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    THe fusible fleece that I bought was for a tote bag to make it more stable. So , no I would think you need a backing on it.

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    Good morning

    The FF that I've used, is like a batting with adhesive on one side.....NOT like the fleece you would use on a quilt. Hope this helps :)

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    FF is a poly base so when washed it wouldn't shrink. you can get a light weight batting thats 80% cotton, 20% poly, it a low loft and light.

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    Fusible fleece is meant to be a stablizer for bags and things. If you used it for a quilt you might find it a bit too stiff. It only comes in one color and you would still need backing fabric.

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    You definitely would need a backing on it. However, you may not like the drape and feel of it. I like it for using bags and such. Think it would be too firm for me for a quilt, even when I lived in Wisconsin!

    For warmth I would go with silk batting! I love it but it is soooo expensive.

    ali

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