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I love using cuddle fleece for my quilt backs.
When I made the first cat quilt for my daughter Jo, she asked for cuddle fleece on the back. Until then I had only used it for stuffed animals, but she thought it would make an exceptionally cuddly quilt.
She was right.
After sleeping under it the first night she came to me and very seriously said, “Mommy. You should never use anything else on the back of your quilts.”
She was right again. 🙂
Wonderfully – I’ve found that it’s no harder to work with than a woven fabric on the back!
A lot of people have asked me whether they have to do anything special to use cuddle fleece on the back of their quilts.
- Do they need to use a special needle?
- Do they needle to use a particular thread?
- Do they have to use a walking foot?
- Can I show actually doing some of the quilting?
- Can I show what it looks like from the back?
I can show you all of that!
I’ve made a bunch of these now and I’ve found that I don’t really need to treat it any different from using a woven fabric background. In fact – I think it’s even less likely to get tiny folds or puckers in it. 🙂
A note about the fluff. . .
By the time I get to the backing/quilting/binding step of a project I’m always super excited to finish – and I don’t take the time to tumble the backing in the dryer to get rid of the fluff on those cut edges. 😛 If you’re more patient than me. . .
- Cut the backing to size
- Toss it in the dryer on air dry for 15-20 minutes. That will pull almost all of the fuzz off the edges and catch it in the lint trap.
- Proceed as normal – baste, quilt and bind wearing whatever you want and not worrying about getting too messy. 🙂
Cuddle fleece makes an extra cuddly quilt with (in my opinion) the perfect weight. And it washes and wears beautifully!
Other helpful links. . .
- Check out the post Quilt As You Go – Everything You Need to Know if you have any questions about the whole QAYG process. You’ll find links to a bunch of helpful videos and tutorials. 🙂
- You can buy cuddle fleece here.
- This is the pattern for the Playful Puppies quilt that you see me quilting in the video.
Have you got any other questions? Just ask! I may make another video to answer it. 🙂