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Thread: Aussietop

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    Great job!! I can't help you with the fleece question though.

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    i love it. great job. i put fleece on the back of all my quilts/blankets and no batting, but thats just me :wink:

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    Beautiful Quilt, I am a beginner and had never heard of Quilt Mania magazine. I looked it up and was delighted it is available in English. Thanks for broadening my world.

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    that quilt just blew me away the little touch of black realy makes all the other colors pop

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    Your quilt is beautiful. As to the fleece? Why not go ahead and use it Yo will have to use a larger needle if by machine. but a good fleece is pretty easy to work with and oh so warm and comfy. By hand, maybe a longer needle and a possibly a cotton/poly thread.
    Good luck and please show us pics of finished product.

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    Great quilt!

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    I love it.

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    I'm not claiming to be an expert. I hope you hear from others who have used fleece, too.

    I have MACHINE quilted with fleece - but just quilts that will be used and washed a lot. I don't think the quilted, pieced side looks as good with fleece as it does with batting. Fleece stretches, so I baste it with spray-basting to prevent the stretching as much as possible. I start quilting from the center to the outside. Inevitably, it stretches a bit, but it goes off the edges where it can be trimmed, instead of toward the center where it would cause puckers or pleats.

    I think fleece may be harder to HAND quilt than batting. If I were you, I would test a sample before committing to hand quilting the whole quilt. I don't think fleece is a lot warmer than a quilt with batting, though it may be lighter weight. I use fleece because I don't have to fuss with 3 layers when I'm machine quilting :lol: I use batting when I've put a LOT of work into the top and I want it to look its best after being quilted.

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    I too am far from an expert...
    I have used fleece for any quilts that will be used by children or as a sofa throw. Have not had any trouble machine quilting, but hand quilting I would think, would kill your hands.

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    Just love it.

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    I like your quilt top, especially the 3-D illusion. Great work.

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    Thank you al for the nice compliments and the tips. I finnally decided I'm going to use fleece, warm and cosy :) When it is finished I show it again.

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    so pretty

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    the 3d effect is really nice :thumbup:

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    looks great just as it is

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    Beautiful colors!

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    Cute.

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    [quote=Maksi]The top is finished... The pattern is called Aussie from the Quiltmania no:60.
    What do you think, shall I put only one layer of fleece on the back?


    Yes, 1 layer of heavy fleece will make a wonderful quilt. Make the backing bigger and fold to the front for a binding. I use a decorative stitch then to stitch the binding down.
    Beautiful quilt.

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