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Old 10-14-2009, 02:52 PM
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My DGD is three and likes everything soft. I made YBR matching quilt tops for her, her mom and her doll. DH says ihers needs to be backed in fleece. I kept telling him that you can't do that. Then I read a post that it could be done. Can it be machine quilted (Reg. home machine) or does it need to be tied? Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:00 PM
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I have never done it,(using fleece as a backing) but I have sewed mittens out of fleece using a home machine, so I would assume you could quilt it quite handily!
Unlike Minkee, fleece isn't so stretchy.
when I made the mittens, I used a ball point needle and lengthened the stitches because of the thickness ... but, if you are free motion quilting, that probably wouldn't be an issue ... but the ball point needle in a denim (90/14 or 100/16) would be a good idea since I think fleece is knit, rather than woven.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:02 PM
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I did one of dog themed prints and used a dog themed flannel on the back. I hand quilted it. It came out just fine. I do not know about machine quilting because I have not tried it.
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I have made several quilts that are fleece backed and everybody loves to snuggle in them in the winter time. I have always tied mine...I imagine you could machine quilt but I would think it would cause to fleece to not quite be so soft.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:45 PM
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McDaniel,
I just finished my first two fleece backed quilts. I bought the non-pill from Joann's and Hancocks. The non-pill brand from Hancocks was heavy enough that I did not include batting. It was a camel color and quilted beautifully. The next was a lavender from Joann's and was a little lighter, so I added flannel as batting. They were very soft after washing and I'm happy with the results. I bought non-pill cause I heard it can after many washings. Just make sure when you machine quilt to make the stitches longer and I had not problem, even with decoratives stitches, just went slower.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for the hints. I am going to give it a try.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:24 PM
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If you go to the post pattern ideas needed with dolphin girl, here is where I posted the pictures of these quilts. Good luck, I will continue to use the fleece for kids because of the feel.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:10 PM
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Here's what a quilt I did with batting and fleece looks like on the reverse. I think it is fine!
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Mamagus, did you use batting in yours???
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Mamagus
Here's what a quilt I did with batting and fleece looks like on the reverse. I think it is fine!
I think it looks better than fine. It looks very nice. Thanks for taking the time to show it.
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