How to Make Fleece for Quilt Backing

Here I’ll give you my step by step as well as my impressions of all these methods. I’ve also talked a bit about whether or not fleece is actually an eco-friendly fabric.

Quilting with Fleece Method 1: No Batting, Self-Binding

The first quilt I attempted with a fleece back was this one with the wine and pink colored blocks. It is a bit bigger than a baby quilt at 41 x 57.

Step 1: Baste the Quilt Top to the Fleece Back

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 top right side up.

Starting from the middle of the quilt top I rolled back one end sprayed the fleece and then smoothed the quilt top flat on to the fleece with my hands starting from the middle and working to the sides and the ends.

Step 2: Quilting with a Fleece Backing

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.

I trimmed the edges of the back some more so that the distance between the edge of the fleece and the edge of the quilted top was equal all the way around.

Step 3: Self-Binding

I then folded the raw edges of the fleece so it met the raw edge of the quilt top and then folded over again so the folded edge of the fleece sandwiched the raw edge of the quilt top.