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Thread: Using fleece for a backing.

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    Help, I am making cover-ups for my daughter-in-laws for Christmas. They are 47" x 67" in size. I have the fronts completed and I'm thinking of skipping the batting and putting fleece on the back to finish them. I plan to machine quilt them. Has anyone ever used this technique and will it work?

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    Many here use fleece and love it!!! The stitches may not show up as much as on cotton, but unless that is a problem for you, go for it :D :D :D Check your bobbin area frequently, it may get linty quicker.

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    I have used fleece for two lap size quilts this Christmas. I love the way they feel. The stches do not show as well on the fleece but the blankets turn out so cuddly. I wouldnt try to do too intricate a pattern though....the fleece can be difficult to manipulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Yes, keep it simple and it should turn out great!
    Ditto

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    I am glad someone asked this question, I was going to ask it about my sons quilt as well I thought the fleece would be so nice and cozy! Here is another question what is a cover up?? Remember I am new, so new to all the trems hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    I am glad someone asked this question, I was going to ask it about my sons quilt as well I thought the fleece would be so nice and cozy! Here is another question what is a cover up?? Remember I am new, so new to all the trems hehe.
    Cover Up = Lap Quilt

    I used fleece on a few too and like others said, the stitching does not show on the back, it kind of 'sinks' into the fleece....wonderfully cozy though! Only thing I would add is that I always choose a quilt design that is not too close together when using fleece as a backing - it reduces its softness. Good luck and post pics!

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    I like flannel for backing, but have had problems with fleece. It keeps stretching on me when I try to quilt it.

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    If you will use your walking foot, it works fine. I "stick" my front and back together with basting spray. I like to make the fleece big enough I can turn it to the front and use the backing as the facing as well.

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    Is it better to use batting with the fleece or not?

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    How do you finish the edge? Do you bind it?

    Margie

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