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« on: January 10, 2009 07:16:09 PM »

would it work to make felt food out of fleece?  i wonder if it wouldn't be more durable?  it would have to be the thinner fleece, of course.  would there be a cost savings?  wider variety of colours available?

i know that most people recommend wool felt over the craft squares that are more affordable, and that's what got me thinking about this.

i'm new here and have been wondering about this for a while.  i knew you all were the experts to turn to for advice. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009 02:36:01 PM »

well, it wouldn't be called FELT food it would be called FLEECE food i have done iit quite a few times and it works great!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009 07:11:26 AM »

*hee hee* that is a Very good point!  fleece food indeed.

but thanks for the advice - i look forward to trying both.

thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009 09:44:23 AM »

That's a great idea! I am currently using wool blend felt for my playfood, but I could see where fleece would be a nice texture for things like whipped cream or frosting.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009 11:21:44 AM »

Forgive me if this has been asked before. 

I know that there is wool felt and acrylic felt, but i was wondering for those that make felt food, which do you typically use?  I am planning on making a child a bunch of felt food for her first birthday.  I have a bunch of felt...pretty sure it isn't wool but its pretty thick (not thin and transparent at all) I wanted to see if this would work.  Do the colors run?  Is it washable?  Would acrylic felt work or should I find some wool felt? 

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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009 11:25:54 AM »

Hi!!  I've used both.  I would suggest acrylic just because some kids have sensitive skin and the felt food might be irritating.  I love acrylic.  I've made tons of felt food with it and it holds up to my daughter's play.  I've never washed it though.  I think it must be ok because I've seen people selling baby clothes with acrylic felt sewn onto them.  Have fun!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009 11:44:23 AM »

sweet!  thanks.  That is super great to hear.  Trying not to spend more money on craft supplies.  And it would be so hard to buy wool felt when I have SOOOOO much acrylic wool sitting around in a variety of colors.
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009 11:51:41 AM »

Hehe, I started a felt collection too.  It's fun and so cheap that it is hard to resist and the kids love it.  Perfect stuff!
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009 11:17:00 AM »

I use fleece all the time! I find that unlike felt, you can't really handstitch it on the outside like you would with felt; it's better to make the pattern a little bigger, too.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009 03:07:52 PM »

I've used some thinnish fleece for parts of my felt food items as well. It costs a teeny bit more but is a heck of a lot more durable for fiddly bits like the green tops on carrots, which tear off so easily if they're made of felt.
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