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« on: December 13, 2010 06:27:12 PM »

So, I make tons of beanies and I have a lot of fleece scraps.  I was wondering if it'd be alright if I used these scraps to make a quilt.  I mean, what are the pros and cons of using this material?

I know it'll pill up a little, but Idk.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010 06:24:21 AM »

pro- light, warm. snuggly

con- stretchy.

i have used fleece as backing and batting and love how it feels. if you are piecing you will get bulk in the seams. unless you make a rag style quilt. which wont 'rag' like flannel or cotton will but it will still be fringe-y.... sew slow to minimize stretchy...

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010 03:00:52 AM »

I would also say a con might be pilling. Unless it's anti-pill fleece. Which I've not convinced doesn't pill lol.

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2010 03:25:23 PM »

Maybe make some scarves to match the hats or even scrappy scarves.

« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011 06:40:53 PM »

I dont know how well the fleece will stand up to the rigors of being a quilt. I use it to make pet bedding and we usually need to replace it every year. Also, if you do use it, you will need to carefully clean your machine of lint afterwards. It gets everywhere!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011 09:03:55 PM »

I have used fleece as the backing and batting of a t-shirt quilt.  I am sure that the t-shirts and interfacing I used helped keep the fleece in shape, but it has held up great so far (5 years).  It is, however, amazingly heavy, and very hot.  Great for rooms with no or little heat, but completely unusable in three seasons.  I think fleece could be a nice textural element in a flannel quilt or would work great as just one layer of a quilt, as opposed to the two that I used.  Good luck!
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