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Thread: When using fleece as backing do you use batting also?

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    I was thinking that fleece as backing would be a little too thick to machine quilt on my dsm if I added a layer of batting.

    But I'm not sure it will still have the quilty feel if I don't use batting.

    What have you done? What do you think? I picked up several yards a few years ago on a JoAnn's black friday sale.

    I make a lot of quilts for children and they do like the fleece backings when they pick their quilts.

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    I don't...but I am self taught, so may do lots of things wrong.

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    Maybe others do, but I do not use additional batting when I am using fleece for the backing. You are going to have enough "control" issues without that additional layer of smart-a** getting in the way. :-)

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    I never have, either. IT's thick enough and will still feel like a quilt.

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    I think it would be too thick. The fleece alone makes a nice backing to a quilt top.

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    I've done both (using a thin batting). But I've found just using the fleece usually is enough.

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    Yeah! I was hoping that was the answer!

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    I've done several fleece backed baby quilts but did not use batting. The fleece is enough by itself especially if you do a flannel top.

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    I don't add batting due to the warmth that is already created with the fleece.

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    it's a personal choice- fleece backing is plenty warm enough and (lofty) enough with out batting- some people like really heavy quilts- they use batting in theirs.

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