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Thread: Fleece as batting?

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    Fleece as batting?

    When I asked a question on here recently about finding inexpensive sources of batting for practice pieces, someone suggested fleece, and I was lucky enough to find a large piece that cost very little. I tried it yesterday, and was amazed at how well it worked - tension perfect, stitches good. So could fleece be used in a "proper" quilt? Is there any reason why not?

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    of course it can be used. glad to hear that the sewing of it turned out well
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    of course it can be used. glad to hear that the sewing of it turned out well
    Oh good, because I have a source of very inexpensive but reasonable quality fleece! It also has the advantage of making colours other than white, cream and black potentially available. I wouldn't use it for a precious quilt, but for those that don't matter so much, it could be useful - the cost of batting in the UK is breath-taking. I think I may try it for one of my tops and make sure it washes OK etc.

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    fleece makes a wonderful batting! very warm, easy to stitch- nice/loft-coziness factor go for it!
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    I love to use fleece for the very reasons you discovered. I also use flannel (sometimes multiple layers). You never have to worry about how close to quilt or shifting batting.

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    This is such good news! I'm going back to the shop that has the cheap fleece next week, and will be stocking up!

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    I have used the fleece for the backing and not used any batting at all. I made 2 quilts for my grandson's that way and they love them. Even their dad, my son, loves to cuddly in the quilts with the boys. They always tell me how comfy the quilts are.

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    I'm glad to hear about fleece as backing have a baby quilt I was going to try this on was scared to now I'm gonna jump right in

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffygirl View Post
    I love to use fleece for the very reasons you discovered. I also use flannel (sometimes multiple layers). You never have to worry about how close to quilt or shifting batting.

    Pat
    I agree that all the reasons mentioned for using fleece as batting are god ones, especially not having to worry about closely to quilt or its shifting.

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    yes you can use it makes a soft cuddley quilt
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    I have been using fleece as quilt backings for a long time--I do not use anything else as batting. Seems like everyone likes them. I do try to get the heavier weight fleece (you can generally tell by feeling the fleece) -- Walmart often has decent fleece on their sales, but you have to be careful because they always have a lot of very thin fleece on their sale racks too.
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    I'm going to have to try this. It seems the stores always have these big fleece sales, and I usually pass them up. Guess I should try it.
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