I recently had the opportunity to quilt some quilts for Aubrey, the gal behind the popular blog, Mauby’s. She is going to be releasing some new quilt patterns soon and I feel so priviliged to play a part in them! Since the patterns aren’t available yet, I can only show some sneak peeks of the back. But that is just fine, because the back is almost as fun as the front.
She chose to use fleece on the back of one of her quilts…..and I just love how it quilted up! Quilting with different kinds of fabrics, like voile, can be a fun experience or it can be stressful……thankfully quilting with fleece is not much different than quilting regular cotton.
Making a quilt out of fleece adds a special touch, it seems to make it softer and oh-so-warm! When quilting this quilt, I didn’t use a different needle or thread, I just used the same stuff I normally do. Some quilters prefer to not use batting when making a quilt out of fleece, but I think that batting adds stability to a quilt. This is especially the case when using cotton for the top and fleece for the back.
When loading a quilt with fleece backing on a longarm, make sure that you don’t tighten it too much. The stretchiness of the fleece will distort the quilt top once you take it off of the longarm. Trust me, I speak from personal experience!!
One thing to watch out for though, the super soft feel of the fleece will keep you distracted while quilting! I kept stopping to run my hands over the quilting….
I can’t wait until Aubrey debuts her new patterns so I can show pictures of the fronts of the quilts.