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hummerlou



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PostSubject: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:54 pm

Ok, I need some suggestions. I am in the process of making a throw for a cousin. They would like the backing to be made of fleece. Questions are:

1. How well does using fleece as a quilt backing work?
2. Do you quilt the throw the same as you would if you were using a cotton backing?
3. Do you use batting?

And anything other suggestions are very welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:03 pm

No on the batting, hummer... I don't know about long-term wear, but fleece backing is yummy feeling.

Having said that? I will never, ever, EVER machine quilt a fleece-backed quilt again. That silky, soft, yummy stuff does not even remotely 'glide' over the bed of the machine. I was lucky to get huge swirls onto a 45" square quilt.

If you had a long-arm, it would be a totally different situation, though. But on my Bernina it was terrible. No custom work on that baby!!

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PostSubject: Re: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:44 am

you coul backs talk to Golo, she is about to head off to the lake but she uses fleece all the time and she doesnt usually use batting with it as the fleece has enough body and warmth in itself. She will have some tips Im sure

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PostSubject: Re: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:47 am

Gimpy's right.. I use it on lots of my quilts.. everyone loves it.. I have been using one of my quilts every night for about 2 years... its been washed and it is still lovely. I have not had any problem quilting them, but I usually do pretty simple stuff like stitch in the ditch or stipling.... I have a Bernina also ... FB ...not sure why you are having problems with the quilting... It does help to wear gloves when you are doing it... I don't use any batting.... good luck...

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PostSubject: Re: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:48 am

Thank you for your suggestions. They have been a real help. Hug
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PostSubject: Re: Use of fleece as a quilt backing   Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:55 pm

I use fleece all the time. Works great! I also use cotton batting. I don't have any problems quilting. I recently started using the teflon sheet and Sharon Shamber's halo. It took a little bit of time to get used to it, but it really works well. I find using the anti-pill fleece is better.
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