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Thread: Fleece backing-----Murphy's Law :(

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    Senior Member cinnya's Avatar
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    Angry Fleece backing-----Murphy's Law :(

    Remind me next time when I try something new , to start with something small...potholder comes to mind.
    I have followed the post from some ladies who used just fleece for backing. I wanted to make a throw which
    would be soft and warm. Well , that was an adventure,what could go wrong ,went wrong. I pinned the quilt
    really well or so I thought. by the time I got to the outside of the quilt the backing had shifted. Not only did
    I have to trim the borders down by 1inch,I have ripples and puckers too. What did I do wrong???Did I stretch
    the fleece , that is what it looks like.
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    Good grief I made the pictures to big...sorry
    Christina


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    I don't know what to tell you. I'm working on my first fleece backing now. I spray basted it. I am doing straight-lined stitch-in-the-ditch. I'll post when I'm finished.

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    Pretty quilt

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    I used fusible web. It kept it from stretching.

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    Fleece is a stretchy material. There is extra care needed when quilting with it. That's why I wouldn't use it and why I stick to cotton.

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    Did you just use the fleece and no batting? I'm getting ready to quilt a John Deere throw and I ordered a beautiful vintage JD fleece. I was trying to decide whether to use the batting and fleece or just the fleece. The throw has some denim in it.

    Love your throw!
    Last edited by sylviak; 11-01-2011 at 07:07 PM.

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    Yes I only used the fleece. I don't think I could have quilted it on my machine if I had added batting. It was really thick and heavy.
    I think I will try the spray basting next time. I have to say though, it is very soft and warm and I will definitely make another one for my husband. He already grabbed this one.
    I think I will quilt it with a simple grid next time,not do the freemotion like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3plus2granny View Post
    I used fusible web. It kept it from stretching.
    Will the fusible web make the quilt stiff??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Pretty quilt
    Thank you, found the fabric in our just reopened fabric dept. in Walmart.

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