How to use Fleece for Quilt Backing

I made my first ever charity quilts and the charity in question prefers their volunteers to use fleece for the quilt backing so I decided to have a go even though I’d never used fleece before.


I used a spray baste for this. I placed a single piece of fleece right side down on the floor and centred the quilt top on the top right side up.

Baste the Quilt Top to the Fleece Back


I used a decorative stitch on my janome sewing machine that had a small leaf design on it. I thought that would tie in well with some of the motifs in the blocks.

Quilting with a Fleece Backing


Now the colours in these blocks are not ones I use a lot so I struggled to find anything in my stash that was the right colour for a traditional binding.


The second quilt I made was slightly smaller than the first but still a smidgen bigger than a baby quilt.

Method 2: Fleece Quilt Back with Batting & Cotton Binding


I still had some spray baste left so I used the same process as above but first basted the batting to the fleece and then the quilt top to the batting.

Baste all Three Layers of the Quilt


I just used a regular quilting needle – nothing special and no special thread either, just a regular cotton thread.

Free Motion Quilting with a Fleece Back


I made a scrappy binding with the 2.5″ strips and used the machine binding method to attach it.

Binding with Cotton Fabric

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