|Irene B||01/05/2012 20:02:44|
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Hi Margaret, glad to hear your DH is on the mend. Take care of your self tho' x
Hi Margaret (Winnie), Hope the checkups go alright for both of you x
Hi Liz, I only use wadding so I can't help you, but maybe someone on here can. x
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I've used fleece in an emergency when I couldn't get hold of any wadding fast enough. It isn't as nice to quilt, and whether it is Ok or not is up to you. I will say it is possible. I wouldn' t use it for a wall hanging for someone else, but I've used it inside journal quilts that are for me and will never be washed. I'm sure the quilt police would have a fit, but it is up to you. I have also used it to back quilts quite a lot, a fleece IKEA blanket costs a couple of pounds and it much cheaper than wadding and backing. As far as construction goes, fleece does work, it just isn't as nice as wadding and backing.
Anyway, your wall hanging would still hang Ok if you used fleece, whether it would last for 20 years, I'm not sure. only you can decide whether that's OK or not!
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I forgot to say, if you make a mistake when quilting, if you're using a fleece instead of wadding and backing, the unpicking can be a pain and make a horrible mess!
|quilt and patch||01/05/2012 20:50:07|
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Hi Katy, Thanks for that,I think I will wait until I can get some wadding, just was eager to get on with it. I have used fleece many times for backing and ideal, but just gave it a thought as I have loads of fleece,bought last year at £2 for 2 metres and 60 inches wide! and wondered if anyone had put it between the two layers of cotton!
Love Liz x
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Hi everyone, Margarets good news/good luck.
Liz I too have used fleece to back a log cabin front made with soft cottons, it's a really snuggly lap quilt. For wall hangings I sometimes use curtain interlining instead of wadding. It's quite solid but not too thick. Like Katy, am sure the quilt police would have a fit though!
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I'm so glad people are starting to improve in health, everyone seems to be struggling one way or another at the moment. I don't think this changing weather helps at all.
The quilt I received for my "birthday" from the birthday girls is backeed with fleece and it really is cosy. Haven't done a hanging with it though, sorry.
|Marian T||01/05/2012 22:16:04|
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I used fleece instead of wadding in a bag once. I found it quiet soft and didn't like it. I wouldn't like it for a wall hanging. I do a lot of throws with a fleece back, can't call them quilts!!. I like them to wrap up on the settee. Some of our group use wadding and a fleece, but they are too thick for me.
|quilt and patch||01/05/2012 22:25:27|
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Someone comes to a car boot sale held once a year in a local town. They are all 2 metre pieces and all £2. The person told me they are not local but travel and stay over at the weekend of the end of May Bank Holiday,so almost time for their next visit.(unless of course it pours with rain and gets cancelled).
love Liz x
|Janet M||02/05/2012 01:41:19|
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If you use fleece on the back you do not need the cotton behind it, the fleece acts as the wadding/backing.
Be aware it will be heavyish and very warm.....snuggly if you like!!
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