by sewfrenzie 15 Jan 2018

Small Disappearing nine patch quilt

A lady in our quilt group uses polar fleece for the backing for toddler and baby quilts.
So I thought I'd give it a try. It makes a lighter quilt than one with batting and would be great for summer quilts.
Not sure how I feel about using polar fleece as the backing just yet. It has its pro's and con's.
These are some of the 5 inch charm blocks I received from several wonderful ladies in a swap a few years ago.
Our Quilt group decided to make quilts for the Fire and Police Departments in our area this year for when they encounter a child in a fire or domestic situation.
I plan on donating this one to the cause.
It measures about 44"x58".


by spendlove Moderator 16 Jan 2018

I've done a few with a fleece backing - including the group quilt we made for Dennis999. It is now my prefered method unless I'm doing QAYG.
Yours looks lovely.

by cfidl 15 Jan 2018

I have done a few in the last couple years where I use the decorative fleece on one side and flannel on the other. I suppose this is about the same.

by pennifold 15 Jan 2018

Diane, I must say I've never used Polar fleece either for a backing, although I imagine it would be very soft and comfy.
Does the lady still use a wadding/batting fabric between the front and the back? It wouldn't have much 'guts' if it was just 2 pieces of fabric.
Yours have turned out beautifully, well done and what a great way of using up scraps of fabric. Love Chris

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sewfrenzie by sewfrenzie 20 Jan 2018

No batting just the top and the fleece backing.

by crafter2243 Moderator 15 Jan 2018

Well done. I think it is so rewarding making quilts for others. I am sure the receiver will be very appreciative.