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    Default Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    I was told that polar fleece works great in place of batting and I wondered if anyone had done this ? Does it quilt up ok ? I was thinking : " why put a back on it ?" For a baby quilt, why not just use the top layer, then put polar fleece behind it and quilt stitch it ? I'm a complete newbie, so this may be a ridiculous question ? thanks, Wendy B in Southern OR

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    The fleece backing is a great way to make baby quilts or any lap quilts. I do it all the time. No batting, just the top and the fleece back. It is very easy to quilt, an washes well too. I spray baste them. They are easy and fast.

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    Some folks on here use fleece as batting, or backing, and some don't like to use it because it is not a natural fiber. I made a lap quilt with just fleece as the backing, no other batting. I like it, but I wish it were warmer/thicker. It must not be a very heavy duty fleece. I am thinking about using fleece just like batting on a top I recently completed, just got sidetracked by Christmas sewing.
    If you are really new, I want to tell you that using a walking foot when piecing, etc, really takes a lot of the pain out of working with fleece.

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    There was a recent discussion here about fleece. Some felt like the chemicals in the fleece were a deterrent for using for baby quilts. JCY

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    It wouldn't be stable enough for me.

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    Yes, I have. But I don't think it's good enough for a quilt I've put a lot of effort into, or spent a lot on the fabrics. I'd use it for making a quick and simple windowsill quilt for the cats.

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    I've started using cuddle fabric for some of my throws and baby quilts. They are so snuggly and light weight but warm. Make a small, quick easy one and see how you like it with fleece. I prefer cuddle over fleece, but that's a personal choice.

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    kensington, that is what I was worried about, didn't seem stable enough, but since I'm just beginning, I'll try a sample, but my forethought is like what you said

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    Default Re: Have you ever used polar fleece as batting ?

    that is something I didn't think about, but the flannels are not flame retardant either ? but there are a lot of chemicals in that fleece, but also many do make many baby blankets out of fleece, I think. ???

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