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Thread: Quilting with a fleece backing

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    Quilting with a fleece backing

    I'm sure there have been many threads about this, but don't have the time to go looking right now. An old high school friend asked me to make a baby quilt for a shower she is going to next weekend. The top is done, I just need to start the quilting. Its a very simple baby quilt, measures 36x45ish. She picked out a fleece backing. I've never quilted on fleece before. Is there anything special I should know before I start the quilting process? I"ll be using my regular machine and doing a stitch in the ditch method bc the quilt top is a combo of flannel, minky and cotton squares and she wants there to be a lot of different textures for the baby. TIA!~Cheryl

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    Make sure you lengthen your stitch. I like to lengthen mine to 3, I normally piece at 2.5.

    I also like to use 505 spray to hold the layers together. If you do, remember to wash it afterwards to remove all the chemicals.

    You don't need binding when you use fleece - it's tougher than any binding. Just pull it to the front and hem it down.
    I posted a tutorial on how to do this and have flat mitered corners. http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...t-t217971.html

    Or you could sew the top and back together (right sides together) leaving an opening and then turn the quilt and do a topstitch all the way around, then a tacking stitch every few inches to hold the layers together.

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    My family loves fleece backed quilts. And they are so easy since no batting is required. Also there is no need for dense quilting. I usually do SID or waves.

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    thank you! It actually turned out really nice! I did a SID and used the fleece as the binding. It was so easy to quilt too!

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