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Thread: Crimson Tide quilt, w question about fleece backing

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    Quick turn is where you sew the backing to the quilt top (possibly also batting) right sides together and then turn it right side out. Stitch around the edges again to creat a little lift. No binding. There are other names for it (birthing?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana View Post
    Quick turn is where you sew the backing to the quilt top (possibly also batting) right sides together and then turn it right side out. Stitch around the edges again to creat a little lift. No binding. There are other names for it (birthing?).
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    roll tide....I would use batting. ..we lived in Alabama and used quilts with batting and fleece a lot !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana View Post
    Hmmmm. I'm having more thoughts about this. If I don't use batting it wouldn't need much quilting and was even considering tying it instead. Or I thought I could FMQ one of those fancy A's in each of the white intersections.

    Then I read the suggestion about using batting to prevent the seams from showing through. Hmmm.
    From a lot of experience, I have found it really is important to find medium to heavy weight fleece. The very thin does really need a batting in addition to the backing, but the heavier fleece work beautifully without any batting. I, too, spray baste and then use only enough quilting to securely anchor the front and back together.
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    Marsh, my friend and I did a HUGE quilt with a fleece backing on it. She also used a high loft poly batting. I was surprised at how easily it quilted but we did have it on the rack upstairs to do it. I'm sure she will love it, it turned out beautiful!

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    Update: I ended up not using batting, although in retrospect it probably would have given a nicer drape. Warmth was not a concern for the intended recipient.

    Because I was doing a quick turn, there was no opportunity to spray baste the layers, which would have stabilized the fleece. It came out okay nonetheless, and the recipient loved it. She is hoping it brings luck to Alabama this weekend!

    My favorite part of the quilt was the FMQ A's at the sashing intersections.

    Thank you all for your suggestions!


    Next time I use fleece backing I will layer it in the traditional way, with batting and spray basting and binding.
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