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    help on my quilt

    Hello Ladies ! I would like your help on my quilt I am making for my grandaughter. I made a strawberry shortcake top and I think I want to make a fleece backing. I have never used fleece for a backing so I don't know if I should cull that idea and go with cotton instead. What do you think ?
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    I don't see why you can't use fleece. Just don't pull it too tight when you sew it together or you will have puckers everywhere. And you might even consider not putting in batting. The fleece will be warm enough.

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    My daughter and I made a really pretty baby quilt with fleece for the backing. This is where I'd tape if to the floor first to make sure it doesn't move and then spray baste it then put the batting down and spray baste and put the top down. We did a combination of stitch in the ditch and tying to make sure it was secure since we knew it'd would have many washing a head of it. Try not to stretch it but be prepared for a few tucks here and there; we had a few but the recievers loved it.
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    good morning. I have used fleece and I do my own stippling and that worked wonderful. good luck and have fun.
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    Thank you all for your advice. Have a Blessed Day !

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    If you use fleece, you can skip the batting unless you want a puffy quilt. They at VERY warm.
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    go for it I do it all the time just don't spray baste unless you going to wash it right away and I don't use batting...the quilts come out so soft and wash great I have a couple and they have been washed over 10 times...Do use good quality fleece, use your joanne's coupon and buy the (12.99 or more a yard) best it does make a difference

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    I have used fleece for the backside of several quilts and all have turned out great.....if you want a super warm quilt, then use batting, or for just a "warm" quilt don't use any....either way is easy and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Anders View Post
    Hello Ladies ! I would like your help on my quilt I am making for my grandaughter. I made a strawberry shortcake top and I think I want to make a fleece backing. I have never used fleece for a backing so I don't know if I should cull that idea and go with cotton instead. What do you think ?

    Fleece would be very comfy for your GD. But buy good fleece. Cheap fleece isn't worth it.
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    I have used fleece and liked it. I have also used it as "batting" a couple times when I wanted to make sure the quilt was nice and toasty warm.

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