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Old 07-04-2011, 01:05 PM
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I searched this and found a couple of threads about using fleece for batting. I'm not sure if it's recommended or would be advised against. I have quite a bit of fleece, that I will probably never use. I'd love to find a use for it, especially as I don't have any regular batting right now.

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:10 PM
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I would like to know this too
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:12 PM
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I am planning too, I can get it a lot cheaper than batting :D:D:D
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Would like to see the answer to this question also. I have more fleece than batting also.
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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:)
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:27 PM
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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?
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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This sounds like a great idea if it will work. Batting, even at JoAnn's has gone up so much, even with the coupon. Fleece, I think would be alot cheaper... I will watch this thread.
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Have never tried it for batting but when I was young we lived in the south in the country and my mother used old thin blankets for her quilt batting.
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What fleece are you all referring to?
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:03 PM
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I've used: 1 finished top + 1 piece of polar fleece = 1 quilt.
Works great (for me).
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