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Thread: When using fleece as backing do you use batting also?

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    I was thinking that fleece as backing would be a little too thick to machine quilt on my dsm if I added a layer of batting.

    But I'm not sure it will still have the quilty feel if I don't use batting.

    What have you done? What do you think? I picked up several yards a few years ago on a JoAnn's black friday sale.

    I make a lot of quilts for children and they do like the fleece backings when they pick their quilts.

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    I don't...but I am self taught, so may do lots of things wrong.

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    Maybe others do, but I do not use additional batting when I am using fleece for the backing. You are going to have enough "control" issues without that additional layer of smart-a** getting in the way. :-)

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    I never have, either. IT's thick enough and will still feel like a quilt.

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    I think it would be too thick. The fleece alone makes a nice backing to a quilt top.

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    I've done both (using a thin batting). But I've found just using the fleece usually is enough.

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    Yeah! I was hoping that was the answer!

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    I've done several fleece backed baby quilts but did not use batting. The fleece is enough by itself especially if you do a flannel top.

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    I don't add batting due to the warmth that is already created with the fleece.

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    it's a personal choice- fleece backing is plenty warm enough and (lofty) enough with out batting- some people like really heavy quilts- they use batting in theirs.

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    Adding batting would make the quilts too warm for my grands. :D:D:D

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    Just make sure it is good fleece--got some really lousy stuff a while back---nothing to it after washing!
    I was MAD, but cannot remember where I got it.That is what I get for rushing the shopping and it was rolled up on sale....of course, I had taken off the label.

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    I love to use fleece backing on quilts pieced with flannel. No, I do not use batting. I have never free-motion quilted them...I always tie them. They are cuddly and people just love them, especially in the winter.

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    I use fleece all the time and never use batting with it. The quilt top and fleece backing is very soft and cuddly

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    I have used fleece as a backing 4 times. The first 3 quilts were already sandwiched before I discovered while FMQ that they didn't feel like quilts to me without the batting. They were soft and snuggly....but not quilty. I was going to take all the pins out and put in batting but my daughter stopped me saying that there were kids out there that would appreciate the squishy feel. However, for the 4th, I put batting in and I liked it a whole lot more. It wasn't too thick for my FMQ.

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    I have not put batting in the ones I've done but might try one now after reading AnnieF's post.

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