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    Applique Angel

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    I'm so disgusted. I noticed that 2 of my quilts that I had made with fleece backing started to come apart at the seams after washing. I have another quilt I backed with fleece and have washed it a couple times without any issues. Do you think it's because I didn't wash and dry the fleece first before using? Thanks for your input.
    Last edited by Tracie T; September 16th, 2018 at 04:02 PM.
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    I didn't wash the fleece I used prior to using it for backing. Sorry you're having problems with yours.

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    I would think the problem is with those particular quilts-maybe your seams weren't as even or the fabric was a looser weave. I have used fleece on quilts for years, never pre-wash anything. Any issues I have had-and there have been very few-I can trace right back to my own carelessness about seam allowance
    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

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    Just as a point of interest, I belong to a Project Linus group and we've recently been informed by our hospital connections that the traditional 3-layer quilt it too heavy for very sick children. Using lightweight fleece, such as that sold as small blankets at IKEA, works very well as backing/batting with quilt tops. They're lighter and durable .

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