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    Can fleece be used for backing. I know it is 100% polyester so will not shrink, but my quilt top is cotton, does this create unique issues for washing it? Are there any other things I need to keep in mind if I use fleece for backing?

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    Michelle, I have used fleece on 6 of my quilts and it's awesome. Fleece is not the traditional choice, but I like the comfy snuggle feeling. Just be careful of the fleece that you buy as some has a lot of stretch and will make the quilting a headache. Oh and I used a fair bit of 505 to spray baste.
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    I have found that fleece is really stretchy one way, and not at all the other way. I think it is length=stretchy, width=not stretchy. But either way, just be aware of that, and you will do fine.
    I would imagine that for lap quilts, and baby quilts, and "sofa" quilts, fleece would be appreciated and appropriate. But for traditional bed quilts, in my opinion, a regular cotton backing would be more of a keepsake. Just my opinion, possibly biased.

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    Do you guys put a regular binding on your fleece backed quults, or do you sew them right sides together,my hen turn them out....,I have a couple to do.... I don't use batting in these quilts... No need...


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    The last two baby quilts I did, I just turned the fleece up and machine sewed it, with thread that matched the fleece. I have used a regular cotton binding, though, with fleece.
    I didn't do a real neat job on the corners with the fleece turned up as binding. I ended up cutting it and overlapping the corners, if I remember correctly.

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    I just hem it. I like to use this method:

    Making Mitered Corners on a Hemmed Quilt
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    I have used fleece as backing, without any batting, for a few quilts. I was careful by spray basting. With some of them I machine sewed the binding to the back, and then folded it to the front and sewed with a decorative stitch.

    With this baby quilt I had cut the backing much larger than the front, so I could fold the extra inches towards the front and stitch them down like a frame. I hope the pic helps.


    Edited: what I did is exactly what Vonnie has just posted.
    Last edited by lourixe; October 12th, 2015 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lourixe View Post
    I have used fleece as backing, without any batting, for a few quilts. I was careful by spray basting. With some of them I machine sewed the binding to the back, and then folded it to the front and sewed with a decorative stitch.

    With this baby quilt I had cut the backing much larger than the front, so I could fold the extra inches towards the front and stitch them down like a frame. I hope the pic helps.


    Edited: what I did is exactly what Vonnie has just posted.
    Beautiful! That quilting style is perfect for a fleece backing.
    Vonnie

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    This is a nice way to finish the backing/ binding on a quilt. Looks very nice kathy

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