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Old 07-05-2011, 06:16 AM
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I have used fleece as a backing with no batting. It worked wonderfully. Quilted just fine and is so snuggley.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:25 AM
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I have used the pellon fleece for batting many times and have never had any problems with it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:27 AM
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I sometimes used thin flannel in between. I live in Texas and it does not get so cold here. Therefore the flannel is perfect and is not so expensive.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:38 AM
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Some just use it as the backing and batting combined. It does stretch so good basting is a must.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:42 AM
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I made a flannel quilt with batting and flannel backing. for a baby. It is so heavy, wish I would have put either fleece or just flannel as a backing and no batting!!!
Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
I've used: 1 finished top + 1 piece of polar fleece = 1 quilt.
Works great (for me).
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:47 AM
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thank you to all who talked about the fleece. I haven't tried it but certainly will try it now. especially on baby quilts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by NikkiLu
I would certainly wash and dry the fleece before use. A friend gave me a two sided fleece blanket - with fringe on the 4 sides - not quilted at all - and the first time I washed it - it went WONKY - the top and the back were different prints.
I've also had experience with different pieces of fleece shrinking at different rates.

It does make for a wonky result.
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WASH it first--learned that the hard way!
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by MommaDorian
Originally Posted by BarbaraSue
The only idea that comes to mind is that you would want to preshrink your cottons first, because the fleece will not shrink the same. I have used it as a backing on a baby quilt without any problems. The panel was shrunk first. Good Luck:)
What if the quilt top is already put together? Can I still wash it before it's sandwiched, quilted, and bound?
Yes you can wash it but if you have pieced edges and no borders I would stay stitch around the quilt to save fraying.
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Are you talking about "fleece" or "flannel"?
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