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    rosend1 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Using fleece

    Is it ok to combine fleece and cotton for 5 inch squares for a quilt. I'm having a hard time finding St. Louis Cardinal fabric to make a quilt for a gift.

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    easyquilts's Avatar easyquilts is online now Senior Member
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    Default Re: Using fleece

    I personally would nit combine fleece, which is thick, with quilting cotton on a quilt top. The differences are just too great.

    I like to use the really smooth fleece (Polar?) to back certain quilts.... When I do, I don't iuse a batting....no need for it, and the cotton top/fleece backing make a very warm and cozy blanket/quilt.
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    I wouldn't combine the two for a top either. Not even using a microfleece, it does make beautiful backing though. Very soft and warm and fuzzy and just thinking about it makes me want to take a nap.
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    Default Re: Using fleece

    You can if you are making it a rag quilt.
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    Hello and welcome from Indiana!
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    I've done it, love the quilt! Two things to consider. You should test a corner of the fleece to see how it reacts to heat. I had one piece that melted. What kind of quilting do you have in mind? You'll get frustrated if you try to densely quilt it, I would recommend tying because it does stretch. It's your quilt, use what you have. J and O fabrics sell a lot of team fabrics in cotton, might be worth a look. Good luck!

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio. If you are unsure, try making a small sample. This will give you an idea on how it will look and you can always give the sample to a child for her doll. My granddaughters love this, the only problem is I have to make two samples. lol
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