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« on: October 23, 2007 06:44:08 PM »

So here's the problem, I want to make a quilt but don't have enough time to quilt it. So instead of batting I bought a fleece blanket so then I wouldn't have to quilt it. The original plan was to just bind the quilt top to the fleece blanket but then I got to thinking that it may be a bit tacky. I'm really picky about two types of materials mixing so I'm really unsure about this. What do you guys think? Should I bind the cotton quilt top to the fleece blanket or should I use the blanket as batting and attach a regular cotton backing?
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 07:10:41 PM »

Binding should be fine.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007 09:21:57 AM »

Go for it!  Sounds snuggly to me. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007 12:48:54 PM »

Thanks for the replies. My first thought was it sounded snuggly but then I started to wonder if I just seemed lazy instead, lol.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007 04:59:00 PM »

I love using fleece as backing 'cause I can skip the batting. I do still quilt or tie so it won't shift. Tacking should do the trick, though. Can't wait to see!
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007 06:10:37 AM »

Definitely make sure to tack it down as it will pull your seams apart eventually otherwise.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007 01:06:46 PM »

Thanks for the tips guys. I would've just binded it and called it done. It's for a Christmas swap so it'll be awhile before pics.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007 05:36:09 PM »

depending on the size, i wouldnt quilt it, i know i dont like alot of lines on fleece...

i do like the idea of tacking it, especially if the fleece has a design on it

it does sound super snuggly though Wink

dont be mad that i have a clue
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007 06:54:16 AM »

We'll I was pretty sure you had a clue when I asked what size your bed was  Wink Sometimes theres just no getting around it, lol.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007 11:04:26 AM »

im really excited, blankets are one of my favorite things in the world, my hubby buys me them all the time, so i have quite a collection, but i dont have a single one that anyone has handmade just for me, so this is going to be very special
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