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Date: 7/24/14 10:55 AM

I'm getting ready to work on the little cup organizer in Kwik Sew 3886. I've made one similar (I believe it was McCalls) but it called for Interfacing...this KS pattern calls for Fleece as part of the "sandwich". I've run across this before in sewing craftys things and generally used interfacing or very thin batting. What type of "fleece" are they asking me to use when doing a craft item? I've seen fusible crafter's batting. Is there a crafter's fleece I should be looking for? I imagine it's rather thin.

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Date: 7/24/14 12:17 PM

This review refers to "felt".

Perhaps you can do as you please as the "innards" are for helping the pockets keep their shape and not collapse (?).

BTW, I have made the pin cushion/scrap caddy but not from this pattern. It is very handy and the floor has less scraps to clean up!


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Date: 7/24/14 1:24 PM

Thanks PattiAnn. I never thought of using felt.

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Date: 7/24/14 1:36 PM

They don't really say what they mean at all. And I did go to the pattern company web site, and even read the on line directions they had posted there. the word "Fleece does not really mean much" at all even. It's not a particular fiber at all. It's not even a weave v.s. something just pressed and interlocked together either. To me "Polar Fleece" is a ployester knit that has been fuzzied up. Ditto with cotton sweatshirt fleece, but cotton. Felt is not fleece to me, it just pressed together stuff of any fiber, though I have seen that fuzzied up afterwards too. They do have iron on quilt batting like , polyester kind of fleece though for crafts and stuff, and that is what I probably would use. Just since I think because of the iron on meltable kind of dots on it, and it's flatness and denseness and ironed onto something more woven, I think less chance of separating when a bunch of sand in it and even sitting in that other lining, and weighing the whole thing down at the same time. I think the "fleece thing" is just there even, so you would not feel and see the bumpyness of the sand in it probably. But, I think you could use anything.

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Date: 7/24/14 2:05 PM

I'm guessing that they mean something like the stuff they have on bolts at Walmart. I've never used it.
From the Walmart website:
"The Pellon Fusible Fleece is low loft and gives support with minimal loft, which makes it great for handbags, tote bags and other quilt related projects.


Pellon Fusible Fleece:
•Low loft
•Material: 100 percent polyester
•Gives support with minimal loft
•Great for handbags, tote bags and other quilt related projects
•Care instructions: machine wash warm; tumble dry low or dry clean"

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Date: 7/25/14 1:22 AM

I use Pellon Thermolam for batting in handbags and small quilting projects. It really works great!

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Date: 7/25/14 7:21 AM

When a pattern calls for fleece as an interfacing, they mean a thin sheet of dense batting. This stuff has been called fleece long before polar fleece existed. It is sold off the bolt in the interfacing or home dec section with other interfacings. I would recommend not the fusible one in most cases.

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Date: 7/25/14 7:32 AM

Thank you all so much...I had a feeling it was with the interfacing...I'm heading out to Joann's this morning to take a look.

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Date: 7/26/14 7:15 AM

Went to Joann's yesterday and did some touchy feely. I discovered that the (fusible) fleece on the roll located near the interfacings, and just plain old felt, had a similar hand. The price, and the fact that I didn't want to go fusible, helped me make the decision to go with felt. Felt was only about $4.99 a yard(I had a coupon for 40% off that) and it's 72 inches wide. The fleece was $8.29 a yard. Seemed like a no brainer Thank you all, once again, for your help and suggestions.

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Date: 7/26/14 8:24 AM

The cup holder does not involve sand.

The other project (pincushion and scrap bag) suggests using sand, but does not require any batting, but is not the intended project at this time. I used reptile sand from the pet department when I made a this very similar accessory.

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