Your Guide to Using Fleece as Quilt Backing 

Recently, I decided to have a go at using fleece backing even though I’d never used fleece before. The charity that I wanted to help preferred quilts with said backing.

What kind of fleece is best for quilt backs?

The anti-pill fleece that I bought was super soft, not too thick and clearly would not be bobbling – that’s what the anti-pill bit means!

Method 1: No Batting, Self-Binding

For the front of the quilt, I used 6 patchwork blocks and added a sashing with some peachy cream fabric.

This method wasn't all perfect I’ll admit but it didn’t look as stretched out of place as I expected it might!

Method 2: Fleece Quilt Back with Batting & Cotton Binding

The two blocks I started with for this quilt had some turtles and zebras as the central motif.

This one is actually my favourite of the three. One because I used batting, and two because of the simple quilting design.

Method 3: Fleece Quilt Back, Cotton Binding, No Batting

The top started off with just one of the hexi blocks – this one with multicoloured butterflies at the centre.

I then added multiple borders in bright colours to match the butterflies and make the quilt that baby size.

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