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Thread: Polar Fleece

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    My current project is making throws out of polar fleece. I have found that this material stretches and it is hard to get it as taunt as I would like. Is ther any secret to eliminate this problem...I have pillow cased the material instead of knotting it.

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    i've only made throws out of two pieces, cut fringe around the edges and tied with a slip knot. did some with regular knot too. worked fine. i just laid them out on the bed and made sure the sides all matched, cut fringe and tied. had no real problem with stretching though.

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    When I sewed fleece, it was to a woven layer. That way, it did not stretch. Sorry I can't be of help.

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    sorry, I have never made one.

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    I made sure the top was turned one direction(selvage to selvage) and the bottom fleece was turned the other direction that way the stretching is at a minimum. When cutting off the selvages make sure you mark the edges so that when you sandwich them back together you have them turned in opposite directions.

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    Thank you for the tips :D:D:D
    I want to back a couple of quilts with fleece, but I wondered about the stretching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i've only made throws out of two pieces, cut fringe around the edges and tied with a slip knot. did some with regular knot too. worked fine. i just laid them out on the bed and made sure the sides all matched, cut fringe and tied. had no real problem with stretching though.
    i did that 2x. on the first one, when i washed it and dried it, the two sides twisted all out of shape and got static-y. the next time, i used softener and it was much better.

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