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I bought a bunch of fleece, thinking that this was the right stuff to use to make wipes and inserts. And now I realize that I should have bought cotton fleece. Oops! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Any ideas for what I can do w/ 6 yards of polyester fleece?<br><br>
Thanks, Danielle
 

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You could use it for AIO pockets or fitted diapers. You can also make bibs and line the backs of them with the fleece to make them waterproof and also soft on your little baby. Fleece does not fray so you can also make craft aprons for you or the kids and not have to sew the edges.
 

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I have already made two baby outfits from fleece and will hopefully make another couple before the baby comes. I am no expert sewer, but I can make an entire baby outfit in an afternoon; they go really fast. I've also got a pattern that includes a bucket hat, since I will be having a winter baby.<br><br>
Other than that, the rest of my fleece will be going to various parts of diapers.<br><br>
Blankets would be another great idea.
 

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ooooo it's nice to have extra poly fleece on hand. make diaper covers and AIO outers and fleece longie pants.<br><br>
also use it to top soaker pads to keep the baby's skin dry.<br><br>
oooooo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> fleece
 

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yeah, fleece... they use the word to describe BOTH absorbant stuff and non-absorbant stuff just to mess with your mind!<br><br>
but I'd make sleeper type things to keep the little guys warm and cozy. Then some mitts for me and the rest of the family for christmas. a hat or 2, maybe a blanket for the car (fleece blankets get really furry here what with 2 cats in the house!)<br><br>
fleece is super useful.
 

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here is a cut and paste from an e-mail loop that I am on. it is for a no-sew blanket and pillow.<br><br>
MAKE GREAT NO SEW BLANKETS FOR GIFTS<br><br><br>
1-2/3 yds. of print outerwear fleece<br><br>
1-2/3 yds. of a solid outerwear fleece<br><br>
Tape measure<br><br><br><br>
- Cut a square of each fabric that measures from<br><br>
56" to 58" square.<br><br><br><br>
*This measurement should be a whole number.<br><br>
Remove the selvages (fabric fray) --<br><br><br><br>
- Place the squares over each other,<br><br>
wrong sides together<br><br>
Cut a 5" square from each corner.<br><br><br>
- To cut fringe, lay one piece of fabric on the floor/table,<br><br>
and then fold the 5" to be fringed back.<br><br><br><br>
- Cut fringe 1" wide and 5" deep on all sides.<br><br><br><br>
- Using a overhand knot, tie the front and<br><br>
back fringe together<br><br><br><br>
Do this all the way around the blanket<br><br>
being careful not to stretch the fabric.<br><br><br><br>
In no time at all you'll have a beautiful no-sew blanket<br><br>
that's warm and attractive.<br><br><br><br>
And because it's so easy, you'll have time to make<br><br>
a no-sew, hand-tied pillow to match!<br><br><br><br>
Just cut a square of fabric that is 18" plus 10" square.<br><br>
Follow the same steps as the blanket, but to assemble,<br><br>
tie the three sides, and then slip the pillow inside.<br><br>
Tie the front and back fringe.<br><br>
Finish tying and you're done.
 

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These are great ideas! Thanks!<br>
I picked up a TON of 30x30 finished edge fleece blankets in cute patterns from the dollar store! (Just a buck)<br><br>
Danielle
 

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Most is, but there is cotton fleece out there. I have a sweatshirt here that is 80/20 cotton/poly. So that would be considered "cotton fleece" and thus be absorbable (but I'm not cutting it up because it's still in great condition and has cute German Shepherd puppies on it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
Supposedly, you can buy "sweatshirt fleece" that is the cotton fleece as described above, but I haven't personally seen it anywhere YET. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
As for what to do with the poly fleece... Yep, I say diaper covers, pants, blankets, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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can anyone recommend a place where I can find a pattern to try to make one? (fleece diaper cover) (note: I am kind of a sewing newbie- not too talented!)<br>
Thanks!<br>
Danielle
 

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boscopup said:
Most is, but there is cotton fleece out there. I have a sweatshirt here that is 80/20 cotton/poly. So that would be considered "cotton fleece" and thus be absorbable (but I'm not cutting it up because it's still in great condition and has cute German Shepherd puppies on it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
Supposedly, you can buy "sweatshirt fleece" that is the cotton fleece as described above, but I haven't personally seen it anywhere YET. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I've seen sweatshirt fleece at both Joann's and Walmart (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. At Joann's it was in with the knits and at Walmart it was by the poly fleece. I've never seen 100% cotton fleece, but anything with over 80% should be fine.
 

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Ok, I'm going to have to check Walmart again. I have looked before and didn't see it, but maybe I missed it. They have a TON of fleece there right now. I thought I saw one marked "sweatshirt fleece", but it was still 100% poly? Weird.<br><br>
I haven't seen it at Hancocks either (so wish I had a Joanne's!), but again, there's so much to look through... And Hancocks puts the fabric over the top of the bolt so you can't quickly read the fabric content. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I will search yet again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've made 4 fitted diapers out of the poly fleece and it works great, dont leak, soak thru, no plastic pants needed over it, i only have to change the insert when she pees.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I've seen sweatshirt fleece at both Joann's and Walmart (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">. At Joann's it was in with the knits and at Walmart it was by the poly fleece. I've never seen 100% cotton fleece, but anything with over 80% should be fine.</td>
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I've been looking for 100% cotton sweatshirt fleece for a long time. The only cotton fleece I can find is organic cotton fleece.<br><br>
A fabric shop manager told me that no one wants sweatshirt fleece anymore, polar fleece is so popular. I find that sad, they aren't the same at all.
 

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Ok, I checked Walmart today for sweatshirt fleece, and yes they have it, but it's labeled "unknown fabric content". Although since it's $2/yd, I should probably pick some up and just test it out to see what's in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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