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Thread: What's the difference?

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    What's the difference between Fleece (written on bolt WALMART) and Blizzard Fleece (Joanns) Is one thicker/better then the other OR same?

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    i'm guessing it's just a different quality or thickness. I have a second job in a fabric store, and we have like, 6 different types of fleece. Arctic fleece, lambskin fleece, anti-pill, some kinds are thicker... anyway.

    I haven't seen the one you're talking about, but our labels are in french .

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    I am not personally familiar with the brands you mentioned, but there are different grades of fleece, quality wise. There are different densities, different lengths of fibres, different quality of the underlying weave. You can feel them and tell differences. At Hancock's there are bargain basement qualtiies and gradations all the way to super plush. When I was in JoAnns, I noticed variations as well. :?

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    I know some is just brand name...or name a co gave it....even wally world here has three varieties :wink:

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    ok thanks everyone. i think i got the idea now

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    Gee I go with the color or design that thrills me. Then look at the name later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saravincent
    Gee I go with the color or design that thrills me. Then look at the name later!
    thanks dearheart

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    Bev, you ask the question that I was going to ask. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpc
    Bev, you ask the question that I was going to ask. Thanks.
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    The reason I asked is because I alway buy my fleece at Walmart. Its just labeled FLEECE. ($4.44) Joanns has BLIZZARD fleece on sale for $2.99. I figured I'll take a piece of mine and match it with theres. Only way I can do it.

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    I was wondering because I am going to make a hammack for my chinchilla
    and I need fleece. I had never really known that they are different types of fleece until I started to buy some.

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    This was several years ago - so may not apply now -

    A friend of mine wanted to sew two layers together - and they shrank at different rates - so it didn't lay nicely after

    If you are going to layer two different ones, you might consider pre-shrinking before sewing together

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    so would flannel be better for a blanket back? i don't use batting.

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    Are you asking about using something on the back of a fleece blanket?

    I've done the tie blankets and put two fleeces together and a friend has made them tied with just a single layer.

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    Normally I use fleece on the back of my quilts/blankets. I don't use batting.

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