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Thread: Using fleece instead of batting

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    Does anyone worry about the flammability of fleece for baby use? Is all fleece highly flammable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenngal View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but does fleece "pill up"?
    Not all fleece is created equal. Some are not well made and will pill, or create little scratchy balls of fabric on top of the fabric, after just a few washings. But there are some great fleeces out there too, just be sure to buy one that says it is "no pill" and you should be fine. These hold up wonderfully and stay soft and snuggly wash after wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarynneStorm View Post
    I love the idea of this, and have wondered the same thing. Chalk one up for hitting a random page on the forum and reading the subjects for lots of great information. What a great group of helpful people!
    DITTO! I am making DH a quilt and think I will use fleece backing.
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    I use fleece on some of my quilts. So far everyone loves it. I like it, it seems to make up quicker and it turns out really soft. They seem to last just as long as the others I've made. I use flannel and batting on my other quilts so they are soft on the back too. I used to use sheets for backing, I still do if it's flannel.
    Jeanie

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    What a great question and the answers are so encouraging. I just might have to do this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    Stupid question time: Is fleece cheaper than a decent cotton batting? Although, I suppose that's one of those YMMV questions, huh? Depending on where you get it, whether you can find remnant/clearance pieces-parts, or the weight/thickness you purchase.

    Warm & Natural is on sale/clearance at Joann's this week for 50% off...$22.xx for queen size. But I don't know how that compares to fleece yardage.

    I find the best deals on fleece at Hancock Fabrics. Both Joanne and Hancock have weekly coupons. Ive never used it but going to give it a try. I actually just started a thread on the same topic.

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    I use fleece as both batting inside cotton pieced quilts and sometimes the heavier fleece works great as backing without any batting. So lightweight and soft.

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    I have and it works just fine.

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    I love poly batt for the same reason: it dries so quickly in the dryer. Soft & Bright is my fave

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