(Closed) Sewing: Fleece or cotton on the back of a quilt?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which backing would you prefer?
    Same fabric as the front (Cotton/Cotton Blend) : (8 votes)
    57 %
    Fleece : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Flannel : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Microfleece : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would prefer fleece, but I’ve never actually seen a quilt with a fleece back. Also, since it is a fundraiser, you should probbaly cut costs as much as possible unless you think the change in fabric will help that much in sales. All quilts I’ve sewn have had a cotton back and all recievers have loved them!

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Fleece peels and isnt really durable, microfleece wears easily also, and flannel also peels, I would just stick to cotton.  That way they wear and wash the same as the front. 

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    gosh my spelling is horrible and I was too lazy to look and see which one to use, peals (?) ugh, not sure.  Those little palls that get on sweaters after washing them too many times or the wrong way.  I have a ton of fleece blankets and every one of them has those little balls, and I have all sorts of different types of fleece. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just remembered, my mom used to make tons of quilts.  When fabric got outragous she used to by sheets on sale to use at the backing, and you can get them wider than some fabrics come in.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would prefer cotton, I think it’s more comfortable!

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