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Thread: I searched for an answer, not sure I got one??

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    I'm a newbie to posting, but not really for finding answers to most of my questions from you all. I did search for this but not sure I got the answer I'm looking for. So here goes!
    I bought some fleece from hobby lobby for my grandsons quilt back, now I'm afraid to use it, cause it may pill. Have had a lot of bad luck with about 6 yards of Joann's flannel which is pilling badly and am going to use it for batting at this point.
    My question is can I use the fleece for batting? It's chocolate brown, and I have 3 yards. I saw a post that it was hard to quilt when used as batting. Was this by hand or machine? I only machine quilt and I'm going to spend more money and buy anti-pill fleece for his quilt from Hancock, which is now on sale. Any one use this yet? Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    I've never used fleece for batting, so can't help you! Why don't you try a small sample and see how it comes out?

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    Don't know why I didn't think of that, I usually try something first, but I guess I'm just frustrated with this flannel. I have 3 front's done and can't get one finished because of pilled flannel. Thanks! Going to try it now.

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    I was wanting to do this with some lap quilts, so what is pilling?

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    I would say that machine quilting you should be just fine. I think it is the hand quilting that they had difficulty with. Great idea to use as batting, by the way.

    Happy quilting. :D :D :D

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    I just used it in a dog quilt for Tinkerbelle... I had a color that wasn't what I wanted and made it work....I don't know if it would work in a closely quilted piece, but it worked fine with her quilt...

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    It worked! I didn't try stippling yet, but it machined quilted just like Dream Poly, which I use in a lot of table cloth and wall quilts.
    Now I'm shifting gears and put the kids quilts away since I have to buy no-pill fleece or better flannel. I have started a bento box in browns a while ago and now I'm going to finish this and use the chocolate fleece for batting. If I don't like it when I finish it will go to one of the homeless guys who live in their cars at our walmart. At Christmas I take my scrap quilts and give them out to those guys.
    By the way I glue basted the sample, and it worked just fine.

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    Yes you can use the fleece for batting.......... I like it even better and it makes a warmer quilt.
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    I really get so much useful information on this board! :lol:

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    I would have never thought to use it for filling Thanks!

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