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Thread: The quilt from hell is done!

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    Senior Member mrsj82's Avatar
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    So some of you may remember that I was talking about this challenging quilt last night...well I finally finished the beast. I'm NEVER repeat NEVER working with fleece as a backing again! It's stretchy, and HEAVY!!!

    This is the best picture I could get as it's about 200 lbs and I can't spread it on the floor...
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    it looks nice how could it be so evil. The way you described it in chat made it sound like such a moster lol

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    I'm sorry, I didn't see your post where you were using fleece or I would have warned you. We have my Mama's quilt she has pieced on a frame, and she used fleece as the batting. She wanted "warm". Well , the quilt is so thick and stretchy that it can only be quilted by poking the needle one stitch at a time. Forget running stitch, it won't happen. And the material has stretched so much that all we do is moan about all the wrinkles. We have been working on it a year and a half, it is definitely my version of the quilt from hell. I will NOT do that again!

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    It looks so sweet and innocent - LOL!

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    oh sweetie :oops: I bet that was so frustrating! I just finished one like that myself and by the time I go the binding on I never wanted to see it again! it does look great though, you did a fantastic job. I was thinking of using the polar fleece also, is that what you used that caused the problems?

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    Thanks for the warning but it sure does look good.

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    The quilt is really pretty. Sorry it was such a beast for you.

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    It's a pretty beast. :D

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    it looks great though! :)

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    Thanks everyone. It must weigh like 100lbs or something. It's a heavy peice...

    But these colors are actually chosen by my sister (who the quilt is for) and I designed the layout.

    So now I'm on to my next project...and glad that this is DONE!!!

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    I like it!! Doesn't look so beastly to me -- you must have tamed it well!!!

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    But it's beautiful!! :D

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    It is really nice looking...hope you do not have to mail it!!!

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    It looks so pretty an tame ! Sorry to hear about the problems with the fleece as a backing :cry: . I wish I had known sooner , I just got back from the fabric store with .... fleece for a backing on a quilt I want to make. Did you tie it or try to machine quilt it ?
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    I guess I use lighter weight fleece than you, because I put it on most of my baby quilts, and put a cotton batt in, pin every "fists width" and so far :roll: I haven't had any more difficulty than using any other backing. I have been machine quilting them with my walking foot mostly.

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    Oh..didn't even think about those problems. See...I'm still a newbie at best.. :roll: It sure turned out to be great looking though. Maybe in time, you'll forget how horrible the birthing of that thing was... :roll: :shock: :lol:

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    Glad you wooped it! Oh yes, yucky fleece, sorry you didn't know. :( Still all the same you wooped it good. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Very pretty and I bet it's warm too!

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    It's officially mailed off and on it's way to Utah as we speak. I'm so glad to get that off my to-do list.

    Now onto the next one!

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    Well...It does has its own strong personality..... :D :D :D :D

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    I;m sorry to hear about your troubles...
    several years ago as a new quilter, I used a batting and a fleece for a backing...
    I didn't do anything fancy for the quilting and it is one of my favorite feeling quilts...
    currently I am tring to use a fleece for a backing again,,,but remember...again nothing fancy...up and down, top to bottom...then round the bindings...
    wish me luck.
    K

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    I use fleece for baby quilt backings. I just "tack" the quilt, rather than fully quilt it together. Prevents stretching. I also do it like an envelope and turn it right side out. No binding issues.

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    Beautiful quilt...
    Thanks for all the laughs in chat

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    Hello everyone I'm new to the forum, but I just had to chuckle and make a small comment when I saw the title of this thread. The quilt looks wonderful! I would have never thought to use fleece as a backing though. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who dubs troublsome projects the quilts from hell! I started on one in January of this year that I don't think I will EVER tackle again. I might use some of the elements, but not make the entire quilt again. I hope to be done by Christmas as it is suppose to be a gift for my in laws, but we'll see. Happy quilting everyone!

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    Sure is pretty though!!!!

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