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Is fleece the same as polor fleece?

RagdollPaws | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

HELLO,  IM SHOPPING ON LINE.. AS I SAW FABRIC ON LINE AT JOANNS.COM AND SAW SOME FABRIC AND IT SAYS THE WORD “FLLECE” BUT NO POLOR AND I WAS WONDERING IF IT IS THE SAME KIND OF FABRIC?  THANKS PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE I ORDER IT..

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  1. CarolFresia | | #1

    What's the fiber content? If it's 100% polyester, there's a good chance it's a polar-type fleece, though probably not the "real" polarfleece manufactured by Malden Mills. The Malden Mills brand is top quality and worth the price if you plan to make something to use for a long time. Less expensive fleeces tend (though not always) to get pilly and lose their loft after a few washings and wearings.

    If the fiber content is cotton, a cotton/polyester blend, acrylic, or other blend, the fabric is more likely to be a sweatshirt-type fleece, i.e., fleecy on one side, and a flat knit on the other.

    Have fun with your fleece!

    Carol

  2. UrseeP | | #2

    Hi,

    Carol is absolutely right... if you want to make something to have for a long time, buy Malden Mills Polartec fleece -- it is the best on the market.  The 'fleece' they carry at Joann is inferior!

  3. LouiseBegin | | #3

    There are different types of fleece.Theres the polartech the best  by Malden Mills and I believe I read somewhere the creative folks who came up with the term to start with for the soft manmade fabric.I have seen fleece that is only brushed soft plushy look on one side,the back looks like a terry towel.And One I found at WallyWorld was labeled fleece but was more like a flannel but slighly thicker yet softer feel than chamos flannels.Also years back the newly shorn wool from sheep was called fleece.And last fact before I finally call this note to a halt.There are also different weights in fleece.Most common I have read on boltends notes.100 was faily light but most finished both sides.200 thinker and heavier than the 100 most often found.And very thick,heavier super plush mostly labeled and woven into the salvage Malden Mills, 300.

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