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Thread: Using fleece for batting

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    I searched this and found a couple of threads about using fleece for batting. I'm not sure if it's recommended or would be advised against. I have quite a bit of fleece, that I will probably never use. I'd love to find a use for it, especially as I don't have any regular batting right now.

    Any opinions?

    Thanks

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    I would like to know this too

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    I am planning too, I can get it a lot cheaper than batting :D:D:D

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    Would like to see the answer to this question also. I have more fleece than batting also.

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    The only idea that comes to mind is that you would want to preshrink your cottons first, because the fleece will not shrink the same. I have used it as a backing on a baby quilt without any problems. The panel was shrunk first. Good Luck:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue
    The only idea that comes to mind is that you would want to preshrink your cottons first, because the fleece will not shrink the same. I have used it as a backing on a baby quilt without any problems. The panel was shrunk first. Good Luck:)
    What if the quilt top is already put together? Can I still wash it before it's sandwiched, quilted, and bound?

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    This sounds like a great idea if it will work. Batting, even at JoAnn's has gone up so much, even with the coupon. Fleece, I think would be alot cheaper... I will watch this thread.

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    Have never tried it for batting but when I was young we lived in the south in the country and my mother used old thin blankets for her quilt batting.

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    What fleece are you all referring to?

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    I've used: 1 finished top + 1 piece of polar fleece = 1 quilt.
    Works great (for me).

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