It depends on the fleece you bought. I like their arctic fleece. It seems to wick moisture very well. The texture doesn't stay soft and fluffy like MM fleece, but I haven't found that it pills, just gets sort of rough or matted. Hard to describe. It's really not coarse and is still fine against the skin. I think this fleece works quite well to keep baby dry. I think it works better than suedecloth, but not better than the true MM microfleece. It is also much thicker than MM microfleece.
I definitely use the JoAnn's arctic fleece and am happy with it.
Their microfleece has worked very well for us, too. (You're talking the actual micro not the arctic fleece, right?)
The micro has stayed soft for us, but only have used her dipes for about a month so far
arctic fleece?? what i bought just said microfleece, I didnt look too much at their other fleeces... what i bought seems slightly thicker than the inner layer of my fuzzi bunz. I hope to start on some diaper crafts tonight - DD is getting over her first cold, which she so generously shared with us!
YES! What I get is the "winter" microfleece that comes in a few solid colors (and some prints every now and again, but I avoid the prints because for some reason some of them don't wick well) and is very soft and thin. Sometimes the bolts just say "microfleece" and sometimes they say "winter microfleece". It's my all time favorite. I've tried EVERY microfleece I could get my hands on as a wahm and the microfleece that has held up best, wicked well, and didn't pill was the joanns microfleece. I'm a HUGE fan. It won't wick well until it's been washed a couple of times, but after that, it's perfect. And, I LOVE fabrics that I don't have to order online and just hope that it's what I want.
What Amber said. The Joann's "anti pill" microfleece--that's how they advertise it at my store--is what I normally use in my wahm biz too. If I catch it right I can get 40% plus an extra 10% off with their coupons. it's normally $9.99 a yard and it seems a bit heftier than malden mills but stays soft longer. I've had customers ask me where I got it and I'm almost embarassed to say "Joanne's!"
i am also a joanns fan. i love their micro and their alpine and it works just as well if not better than the pricier mm fleeces...and i have tried them all like a pp said. joanns fleece stays softer longer too, and for us with ds's covers, it wears better as well.