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Thread: Have you used fleece for batting?

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    Super Member Ruby the Quilter's Avatar
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    I was in JoAnn's this week and was talking to my favorite clerk who is a quilter and he said when fleece is 50% off people were buying it instead of batting for their quilts? Has anyone done that?

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    Yes. I've also used it as a combined batting and backing. It's not all that unusual. I did a board search on it the other day. Quite a few people talking about it.

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    as far as I'm concerned anything goes, the quilt police would be threatned w my cast iron frying pan, if they ever came to my place.

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    wow..I don't think I would use as batting. It is 100% polyester..it will not breathe..it will be like wearing a lead apron! It will make the person sleeping under sweat like crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    wow..I don't think I would use as batting. It is 100% polyester..it will not breathe..it will be like wearing a lead apron! It will make the person sleeping under sweat like crazy!
    For someone who wants a warm blanket ... it just might be a perfect solution. It's not like they are wrapped in it like a mummy!!

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    I haven't used fleece for a quilt but use it ALL the time for placemats, tablerunners, purses...things that might be washed but you don't want to shrink. It stays very stable.

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    That's a great idea! It sure gets cold up here!

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    If I was going to tie the quilt, I'd consider it. However, I would not choose it if I were going to quilt the quilt and I quilt most quilts.

    Stephanie

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    I've used it as batting for 2 lap quilts I've made for my 83-year-old mother because she has such a problem staying warm (even when she's in Arizona!). Nothing less will do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    wow..I don't think I would use as batting. It is 100% polyester..it will not breathe..it will be like wearing a lead apron! It will make the person sleeping under sweat like crazy!
    Wartime winters are cold.

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