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Thread: Sewing Fleece

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    Junior Member Leah Stewart's Avatar
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    Okay, so, I am completely new to this board and probably newer to sewing, please ignore any not so brilliant questions... Question: I went to a fabric shop and got maybe 3/4 of a yard of three different patterns of fleece (I paid 75 cents so why not, lol), I want to cut them up into 8 inch blocks and sew them like I would a quilt, is the possible??? I tried looking online and nothing, but the no sew fleece stuff, came up. I was thinking heavy starching, ironing, and a zig zag stitch??? Any help with anything is greatly appricated!

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    Fleece is used all the time in rag quilts. When I wonder if something will work, I do a sample square or 2 to see if this is what I want to do. Just a suggestion.:)

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    first, I would not iron fleece and I probably wouldn't starch it either (but then I don't starch anything). I think 8 inch blocks would work fine but would require lots of seams, which take away from the amount of usable fleece left. and the seams get bulky. Instead of traditional seams, you might just overlap the blocks about a half inch and stitch down the center of the overlap. This method uses the same amount of fabric, but without the bulky seams...and the result is reversible. A small zigzag would work well since it builds in some give for when the fleece stretches. Also, since fleece doesn't ravel, you could cut the edges of all blocks with a wave cutter - or pinking shears - to give them an interesting shape to the edges.

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    Would this just be a one-layer quilt?

    Usually when you sew fleece together you overlap the seam allowances and then use a zigzag or decorative stitch to go down the middle.

    It might work to "rag" piece them. That is, make normal seams but allow them to face outside. The seams won't fray, of course.

    I think fleece is usually used in one piece as a backing for a quilt because piecing fleece makes the seams so bulky (unless you overlap the edges as described above).

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    Is there a pattern for the Sunflower block of the month, if so where do I find it on this quilting board.
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    One thing I didn't see mentioned that I do when I sew fleece - I use a walking foot. It keeps the fleece from dragging and the seams lay smoother. Good luck to you! :)

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    go in to "search", type your search question, and scroll down (Cutebuns maybe?)

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    Thank you for the help, I will put it to good use! Hopefully soon I will be able to post a picture of the completed project.

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    good questions

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