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Old 04-19-2006, 06:16 AM   #1
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I bought "fleece" at Walmart intending to use it to top the hemp doublers I am going to make but now I don't know if it is the right type of fleece to do that. It is thicker than the other fleece I've bought to cut liners.
I don't want to sew a dozen doublers with fleece that is going to repel instead of absorb!! help!!
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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Just because it is thicker doesn't mean it won't work. I have a couple of wahm pockets that are made with thick fleece and they work just fine. The thicker fleece does pill more though. Drop a few drops of water on it and see if it will go through. If it beads up at the top and doesn't go through, it is the wrong kind.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:59 AM   #3
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Where's my smilie that says Yeah That! anyway, that's what I'd say as well!
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I'm thinking you *may* need to take it back (if possible) and get microfleece. MF is a really thin, lightweight fleece.

But if you do the watere test the PP suggested and the water goes thru, it's probably fine to use it regardless of whether it's MF or not.
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Make sure when you test it to use like a bulb syrings to similate "peeing". A couple of drops may go through, but peeing may sit on top for a minute before it absorbs.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:53 AM   #6
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Definitely check. Most of the walmart fleece I get repels water.
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