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Thursday, December 17, 2009

All "Fleece" Is Not Created Equal

I don't know what the proper name for this fabric is, but it is super soft and it is often found on the same shelf as the fleece, only it does not preform the same as fleece! As tempting as it is to buy this fabric to use for the fleece blankies with the crocheted edges, don't do it! The skip stitch blade will not work with this kind of fabric and before you even start perforating the edges you will end up looking like it snowed all over your pretty black Christmas sweater! The best way to know if you are buying fleece is to check the cut edge...fleece will not fray or ravel.

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh dear Susan I hope you can use it for something else.

Barb said...

Wonderful information, thanks so much!!

Jackie said...

Great tip! I would not have known this!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow thanks for the warning. I would not have known the difference.

julia said...

Amen! Whenever I sew with this stuff I have fluff everywhere in my house. But, I do love the feel of it.

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