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Thread: backing with fleece

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    I am making a quilt top for my BIL and have found a beautiful fleece panel that I would love to back it with. When doing this, do I need to layer anything between the cotton pieced top and the fleece backing? Also, do I need to tie it or can it be fmq? I have never done that, always taken out but do know how to tie. I just don't want it to get too hot or too heavy. Thanks for your opinions.

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    I am making some throws and I am only putting the fleece backing and I may tie them

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    I agree with using just the fleece. It might get too heavy and depending where you live way too hot.

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    When I made my fleece panel, I just backed it with cotton and had it LA'd with no batting as it was going to Phoenix.

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    Sorry, double-posted.

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    I had no problem FMQ my fleece backed quilt. It seemed to stick to the cotton and it went very easy.

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    you can do the fleece and quilt it either way you wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    When I made my fleece panel, I just backed it with cotton and had it LA'd with no batting as it was going to Phoenix.
    Gorgeous!!

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    I made my SIL a large Florida State quilt and backed it with fleece....no batting. It's plenty heavy and was easy to quilt. He loves it and now my DD wants one backed with fleece.

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    What a timely post for me. I've made two tops for my grandsons, and their mom told me today that they love the fleece backing. (I made one for their dad years ago) But, she said it was very heavy....guess I'll leave out the batting this time. That should lighten them up, right?
    LOVE yours, no1jan!

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    I made a quick quilt that had fleece as its backing and even though it was quilted well, over time the seams started to let go. I think it was because the fleece is very flexible and doesn't really support the piecing very well without something a little more inflexible in between the layers.

    I know a dozen or more people will say they had no problem with it, but I DID! If I were to ever do it again ( not likely) I'd use a piece of muslin between my piecing and the fleece. If it is a quilt that you can see being used to line the dog's kennel in a few months, go for it! If it is something that will be cherished, add the muslin!

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    Not every technique works for every body!

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    Muslin might be a great compromise!

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    I would just do the fleece and your top. It will be fine. Fleece is really warm. I like to do flannel rail fence tops and back with fleece for throws. I tie them...not FMQ. They are favorites at my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    When I made my fleece panel, I just backed it with cotton and had it LA'd with no batting as it was going to Phoenix.
    Where did you get that fleece panel? i just love it.

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    Joann's 50% off. But the LA'ing cost $75.00. It was done in red, white and blue flags. The picture doesn't show.


    Quote Originally Posted by johanka
    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    When I made my fleece panel, I just backed it with cotton and had it LA'd with no batting as it was going to Phoenix.
    Where did you get that fleece panel? i just love it.

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