RE-purpose a fleece throw

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Kate posted on Fri, Aug 12 2011 10:17 AM

Has anybody used a purchased fleece throw as backing for a wintery quilt? If so, did you also use batting?

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In this area, we have been using fleece on both sides of a throw or lap sized quilt, no batting and not much in the way of quilting.

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Nana replied on Fri, Aug 12 2011 10:25 AM


I have used fleece for the backing on several quilts.  Since I wanted them extra warm I also used a lightweight batting.  I quilted mine the same as I would any other quilts.

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Carey replied on Sat, Aug 13 2011 11:30 AM

Never used Fleece but I have used flannel and chennile with no batting and they worked just fine.  Quilted the same as any other quilt. Interesting though I might try that if I find an old fleece blanket or something laying around.

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I personally have not but several friends do this a lot.  Usually, you probably don't need batting but it depends on who you give it to and it's use.  I would probably still put some batting in it.

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