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Thread: Using fleece instead of batting

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    I've been useing fleece for years, no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cattailsquilts View Post
    When I'm doing quick baby quilts, I will often back them with polar fleece instead of using batting and a cotton backing. I have one friend who orders quilts for her real estate clients and specifically requests the fleece back, because they're so snuggly. When I use the fleece, I don't put batting in the quilt, it just becomes too bulky, especially for AZ.
    I use polar fleece for one step batting/backing on string quilts that I donate to Project Linus for these exact reasons. So snuggly and perfect weight for kids cuddle quilts.

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    Do you still put a backing on your quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milli View Post
    Do you still put a backing on your quilt?
    You could, it's a personal choice. But I think it's safe to say that the majority of us that use fleece don't use a separate backing. The fleece does a great job at being batting and backing all in one - and soooo soft and snuggly!

    I would strongly suggest though that you use polar fleece or another fleece that is marketed not to pill. It makes all the difference after many washings.

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    I am going to try fleece in next kids quilt. Can you still FMQ with a fleece batting?

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    I have used fleece as batting and have had no issues with it.

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    When you use fleece as the backing, do you bind it in the traditional way or use another method?

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    Thank you guys! This has really helped so much. Can't wait to try one using the fleece for batting and backing! Will definitely try it for batting in regular quilts. I love you guys!!!! Will post pics soon.

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    I always use fleece for the batting in my dog quilts. This way, if they start to dig in the quilt to make it comfy....if isn't going to shred.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Thanks you've been so helpful.

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