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lowjane



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PostSubject: Fleece to Piece?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:31 pm

Here is my dilemma

I have a 60" X 3 yards of gorgeous fleece. It has a pattern on it and is in soft ( mossy) greens and golds ( patterned)
It would be beautiful in my seasonal home but it is only 60" and I have a queen sized bed. Now if I but it down to 2 yards I then have one yard by 60" but that is not enough to piece and add and have it look good. SO>>>>>>>>>>>
What do you think if I add borders to the fleece and have it look as if it is a quilt top? THe fabric is almost too pretty to cut and I got it at a steal and lucky me it is in the right colors .. Suggestions?

#2) If I put borders on it, I thought I would add three to graduate down to the bottom of the mattress- there is already a skirt on the boxspring, That way if I have three, even if they are the same color but just stripped I thought it would look better than one big hunk. And should I go with the moss green and gold in a solid??

Jane!
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:46 pm

I have used fleece on the back but never thought to use it as a topper... would your borders also be fleece... could work...

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:51 pm

golo wrote:
I have used fleece on the back but never thought to use it as a topper... would your borders also be fleece... could work...

That is just one more question to put to me. If the borders where fleece then it would all be the same pile
BUT being me I was thinking 3D and the fleece pattern is so nice ( it reminds me of the flocked wall paper with the gold background and the velvet geometric kind of diamond shapes) I was thinking that if I used borders say in a polished cotton that they may look more like a frame and not compete with the polar fleece?? Hmm more for thought.

Glad I have you folks for a sounding board!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:34 pm

Are you going to quilt around the design on the fleece? Would you need to use any kind of stabliser to work with the fleece if you did that? Cotton borders would frame it but fleece would be nice too although might have more stretch tendancy if cut into narrow strips/borders?

Sounds pretty though

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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:40 pm

Do you have any other pieces of fleece so you could do some experimenting?

Just trying to picture this in my head, I wondered about making the fabric border twice the width you want and folding it in half, so the fold is at the bottom and you sew through both raw edges to attach it to your fleece. Maybe the extra weight would help the border hang nicer?

Just thinking out loud without knowing anything . . . Very Happy
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:47 am

QBee - Mary Ann wrote:
Do you have any other pieces of fleece so you could do some experimenting?

Just trying to picture this in my head, I wondered about making the fabric border twice the width you want and folding it in half, so the fold is at the bottom and you sew through both raw edges to attach it to your fleece. Maybe the extra weight would help the border hang nicer?

Just thinking out loud without knowing anything . . . Very Happy

You are right about the border doubilng it up for weight, I just tried the extra fleece and it looked a little tacky to tell you the truth. Now to go look at the fabric store for other fabric that may work
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 am

I liked your first thought about "framing" it. I think that would look good.

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:45 pm

[quote="TxMaryQuilts"]I liked your first thought about "framing" it. I think that would look good

I am going to post a pic in my gallery, I tired on the reply but it would not let me even though I changed the size to a thumbnail so we will see


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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:01 pm

That is nice fleece LowJane. I rarely see fleece in an adult pattern. It is usually just novelty stuff. That will look good as a cover.

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:28 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
That is nice fleece LowJane. I rarely see fleece in an adult pattern. It is usually just novelty stuff. That will look good as a cover.

Now you know why I don't want to cut it! I took what was left on the bolt, there were two other ladies behind me interested in the pattern. I originally was going to cut it and seam it crosswise and use it as an underside to a topper, then I though it was too pretty as an underside. HAHA That is me always in mischief!

Jane
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Maybe try to find some tan to match?
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Anita M. wrote:
Maybe try to find some tan to match?

I appreciate the help and soon I will be off to look at fabric, right after my holiday
My hubby is sending me off on Sunday to a land with no fabric shops!
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:22 pm

Love that piece of fleece. One of the best I have ever seen

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:24 pm

golo wrote:
Love that piece of fleece. One of the best I have ever seen
I got 3 yards for $5 at Joann's it was the end of the bolt and 70% off
That is why I hate to cut it!
So I am deciding what to do with it in the meantime.

Jane
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:43 pm

Hi Jane, love your picture. You look as happy as you sound. Smitten

Where is the land with no quilt shops? I don't think I want to go. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:57 pm

that is lovely fleece. I do think that your idea of more than one border is good.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:44 pm

That is lovely fleece! I will now confess that you had me wondering . . . based on fleece I'm familiar with I could hardly imagine making it into a coverlet. Shocked Now I can see you're onto quite a nice idea. Thumbup I like your picture, too. And I want to know to where you are being banished by your husband??? Cheesy
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:51 am

[quote="lowjane" My hubby is sending me off on Sunday to a land with no fabric shops![/quote]

Oh my, I didnt know you were coming to the midlands in Tassie, wow! lol! Seriously though, Im with TxMary, where is the scary land of no quilt shops? Did you do something bad to be sent there, like an anti-holiday??

Love your avatar, you have such a wonderful smile and look so happy and like lots and lots of fun!!
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:49 am

QBee - Mary Ann wrote:
That is lovely fleece! I will now confess that you had me wondering . . . based on fleece I'm familiar with I could hardly imagine making it into a coverlet. Shocked Now I can see you're onto quite a nice idea. Thumbup I like your picture, too. And I want to know to where you are being banished by your husband??? Cheesy

Banff National Park
Sorry can't post any links until I have been here for a whole week so you will have to search

My pic well we married off the daughter in a swank wedding hill top, on a golf course , the kids paid that is why I look so happy, HAHA

My website is on my profile , once I am back I should be able to post it and you can see all sorts of pics of Janes world. I hope to take loads of pics while away so you can see my adventures without fabric
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:24 pm

the kids paid that is why I look so happy

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:18 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
the kids paid that is why I look so happy

lol!
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Yep and we got off scot free
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Way to go, you raised that one right!!! Thumbup lol! I have to admit I took a peek at your blog yesterday and saw some wedding photos, looked like a lovely wedding and she sure is a beautiful bride. Is Jane your only child? How old is she, what does she do, does she quilt? Does she live in canada? Oh do tell, we love to hear. For the record I have two kids, Laura aged 8 who you will see around here in posts and a son Luke who lives interstate and is almost 24

I thought you were staying in the Banff Centre? Anyway, you have a great time and we cant wait to see photos when you get back of Banff and Janes world Very Happy

PS I liked your blog, you have a lovely casual fun way of presenting it clap

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Gimpy Cat wrote:
Way to go, you raised that one right!!! Thumbup lol! I have to admit I took a peek at your blog yesterday and saw some wedding photos, looked like a lovely wedding and she sure is a beautiful bride. Is Jane your only child? How old is she, what does she do, does she quilt? Does she live in canada? Oh do tell, we love to hear. For the record I have two kids, Laura aged 8 who you will see around here in posts and a son Luke who lives interstate and is almost 24

I thought you were staying in the Banff Centre? Anyway, you have a great time and we cant wait to see photos when you get back of Banff and Janes world Very Happy

PS I liked your blog, you have a lovely casual fun way of presenting it clap

Yes I will be staying in Banff center tomorrow night after my arrival to Alberta
Yes Jennifer is my only and she is a chemist ( with a M. SC in environmental Science) at the Univeristy of Winnipeg
Her hubby has his PHD In Chemistry at U of Manitoba.
Jennifer declined a PHD thinking she would find employment easier with out it, so far so good
This child was not interested in anything but horses and she refused to learn how to sew
However I did buy her a machine last XMas and she sent me a pic she used it to mend her horse coats!
She is 27 and has been horse crazy since her 11th birthday. Her wedding was written up in many websites and one being geek wedding of the year! HAHA There were loads of chemistry themed snippets at the wedding, I got the job of designing the programs, place cards, menu cards and the gift box. Plus I bought all 70 pounds of the candy for the late night candy bar it was a great day and loads of fun

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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:43 pm

Okay, back to the quilt. I'm thinking (okay don't shoot me) you should cut it up. Use each of the squares in a block on-point. Alternate with a completely difference fabric so you don't duplicate the texture. You could even do friendship or pinwheel type simple blocks. That would stretch that fabric so you could make a queen sized quilt with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fleece to Piece?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:47 pm

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/sarahs_choice_4.htm

Here's what I was thinking. Maybe the tan blocks your fabric.
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