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From: Carmela
Date: 11-04-2005, 12:57 PM (1 of 6)
I don't think this is a quilting problem BUT I saw a heavy fleece panel Adorable with big teddys all dressed up They also had fleece with contrasting pattern Should should I use that as backing Would it be toooo heavy And what do I use for binding??? How do I finish it off :monkey:
User: Carmela
Member since: 10-21-2001
Total posts: 38
From: MissKittyDillon
Date: 11-04-2005, 01:07 PM (2 of 6)
Two layers of fleece would be very warm, so it all depends on who you are making the blanket for. There are lots of ways to finish a fleece blanket. you can cut fringe and knot both layers together, you can use a satin blanket binding or you can do what I do, you can just serge around the edge using a contrasting or even a matching thread. Lots of choices. Fleece is easy to use to make a blanket, because it doesn't unravel like other fabrics.
User: MissKittyDillon
Member since: 09-28-2005
Total posts: 33
From: BRG
Date: 11-07-2005, 09:54 PM (3 of 6)
For the colder states like MN ... I have made these fleece blankets here. It's a must here!

What I've learned and done is two right sides together ... sew the ends about 1 inch seam but leaving some space to fold inside out (right side out) and then topstitch with a contrasting thread. I used two fleece fabrics with nothing inside (it's warm!). I have also made one fabric fleece blanket (double fold for seam/binding). I also tied a few of them. Your choice ... like the others, it depends on the look and who it is for you are achieving.
- Brenda -
User: BRG
Member since: 01-12-2005
Total posts: 388
From: texas_angel
Date: 11-11-2005, 11:55 AM (4 of 6)
I did one for my son's grandfather for his sleeper. (truck driver) I used the Aunt Lydias crochet cotton and did a blanket stitch after trimming the selvage. He loves it.
User: texas_angel
Member since: 08-17-2005
Total posts: 54
From: AdvaP
Date: 11-11-2005, 06:50 PM (5 of 6)
I like to back pieced tops with fleece instead of batting and backing. I bind them like regular quilts. they turn out beautiful, and cozy, and hold well after numerous washings.
Adva Price
User: AdvaP
Member since: 10-15-2000
Total posts: 325
From: Carmela
Date: 11-17-2005, 07:23 PM (6 of 6)
:coffee2: I like the idea of using fleece for backing instead of batting and fabric gonna try that MAn did it get cold just over night Yesterday NJ was 70 today 40 BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Carrie[ Carmela]
User: Carmela
Member since: 10-21-2001
Total posts: 38
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