Ok so, I have this idea and need input. I don't know if this has been done before, I tend to think "Well, yeah of course". :roll:
At any rate, I thought I would like use the flip and sew method to make a crazy quilt top on a fleece backing. I thought I would need to use some stabilizer but not quite sure...
I did try this on a piece of fleece from an old blanket and some of my stitches did not come out too great, especially on the back. The thinner, vine type decorative stitches worked okay, but definately not the thicker style ones. I don't know if this method will produce something that is a quality but warm and practical piece. Or, in your opinions I am better off to make a top and then layer? If so, would you quilt or tie it? I want to bind it rather than turning it inside out to give it a more finished look.
Thanks in advance for your feedback...
I haven't tried doing this, but -
I think I would do the crazy quilt part on muslin - and then either tie it or stitch in the ditch around the "blocks"
I wonder what would happen if you ironed a stabilizer to the fleece? That almost seems plausible. I am interested in responses.
I'd try the stabilizer route too . I did some Xmas stockings a few years back in a similar way, but used dissolving stabilizer on the outside of the fleece. That would be too pricey for the whole quilt. Maybe tear away?
I called the not-so-local QS and asked about hte one they had on display since they are too far away for me to take the class. They, like most of our LQS's were extremely eager to help!
Bearisgray, you were absolutely right, they used muslin on their display. However, they are teach it with stabilier too for people who love to really get a lot of use out of their finished products. I guess it just comes down to that my fleece was really think and I needed to play with my tension a little. Also, she advised 'leveling' the foot by using a thin piece of cardboard.
Will have to give it a try over the weekend. Crossing my fingers it works, their display one was awesome and I would love to make some made up for gifts.
Fleece is fairly plush so your stitches will "sink" into the fleece on the back side. I'd try doing it with a light muslin and then layer the top with the fleece and either stitch in the ditch between blocks or tie. Depending on what you're using it for, you could even sew buttons or beads through the layers to "tie" it.
What about using a basting spray to attach muslin?