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Old 09-21-2019, 06:48 AM
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I am thinking of using a fleece backing on a couple of my quilts. Main question: do you quilt the quilt or do you tie? How do you bind and with cotton or fleece?

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Old 09-21-2019, 07:11 AM
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We made one quilt with a fleece back and we quilted it on our short arm. It quilted very nicely and we had almost no lint.
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:21 AM
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I did my first top that was fleece for a backing and no batting about a year or so ago, it was fine to work with. It was a child's quilt with sailboats and I quilted it with an all-over clamshell pattern that was probably 6-8" point to point. I think that I would still prefer to have a thin layer of something between the top and fleece, especially if you have a light top and a boldly printed fleece back.
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:27 AM
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I use fleece on quite a few quilts but I do put batting in mine and machine quilt after. I use coordinating cotton fabric for the binding (I cut mine at 2")
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:53 AM
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I use fleece on many donation quilts, no batting. Usually, I sew rights sides together leaving a small opening to turn the quilt. Sew along the edge, then quilt as desired. You can also bind using the fleece pulled around to the fron to make the border. Because fleece does not ravel, you don't have to turn an edge under. Use a zigzag or decorative stitch.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:00 AM
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Thank you for asking this question, Anita! I have been wondering about using fleece for the back also! 😁
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:28 AM
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I forgot to say that you really need to do some quilting or the fleece will seperate from the top during washing and become a lumpy mess.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:10 AM
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I've never used fleece. Reading this makes me wonder ... has anyone tried piecing fleece like you would cotton? I'm thinking the seams would be too bulky though.

My girls love soft cuddly throws so using fleece as a backing might be a good compromise for a quilt.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:41 PM
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When I've used fleece, I just FMQ just like a normal quilt. I used cotton for the binding.
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:41 PM
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i've done it alot, about 35-40 quilts. I did hand quilt, and zig zaged the edges, and bound as usual.
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