Fleece Comparisons

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WindeSpirit
Sewing for a Cause

Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:24 am


So far all I can find of the fleece Ly gave you Lynx is it's a either a 'Pile' or 'Velvet Pile' from your desciption, which is also bonded/backed.
If you compare each one Ly and I sent you with your hands, which one feels more scratchy to touch?
Also, you can just guesstimate this, about how thick is the fleece top, not including the bonded backing?

The fibers do look a bit large to be a fleece though, that has me looking really hard at it.
Ly, is there any way you can send me a little 1" square?
This one is going to drive me bonkers.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:23 am


The short side is very soft and velvety. With the fibers sticking out (not squished flat), thickness is 3/8".

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whittibo

Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:34 am


I have come to the conclusion, Walmart only carries the basic fleece and one of the berber ones.

I went looking for fleece and didn't find anything like what you're posting. I even drove to two fabric stores to get fleece for Sasha and both have been closed down. The only place to get any fabric here in town is stupid Walmart, and their selection sucks compared to what is out there. :s

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WindeSpirit
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Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:26 pm


You are in a warmer climate area to so they will probably not stock as much or variety as they do here. I'm sure further east will have more then what I see here (maybe). Perhaps some of the stores closer/up in the Mt. areas?
I never found a Hancock Fabrics out there, and the Jo-Ann stores sucked. I'd just order something on line, it's either pay taxes or pay shipping.

kazmeyer

Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:47 pm


So since most of these fleeces seem to be pretty hay-unfriendly, what does everyone do when it comes to design? A kind of DMZ at the hayrack end with carefresh or something? I'm planning on switching the girls over to fleece once I move, and I'm just curious what the best plan would be - Aspen's way too messy, and I'm definitely going to be looking for economy.

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WindeSpirit
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Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:52 pm


Hay Racks for us.

kazmeyer

Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:08 pm


Do those actually work? I imagine my girls just dragging the hay all over like they do with their current rack (bent grid style), chuckling to themselves, "Poor deluded man, thinking you can control us."

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:11 pm


Those are cool Windespirit. I'm coming to the conclusion that I need something to contain the hay for allergy sake.

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WindeSpirit
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Post   » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:43 pm


Perhaps someone who's gotten one or two could help me on this one?
If they could do it HERE it would be great! *warning pop ups*
I have further comment on them there as well :)

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:15 pm


Just a note here -- I went over to Target and got a couple lined polyester sherpa/fleece throws -- sherpa on one side and fleece on the other (4'X5'). I chopped them in four parts and will switch them out for Snowflake. The fleece I found was pink and was $5 on sale (75% off). It has a fake fur edge around it. Also got a thin large fleece blanket on sale but I think I'll use it to keep me warm at night.

I am really looking forward to switching them out more frequently.

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whittibo

Post   » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:18 pm


WHERE'S THE PICTURES???

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:22 pm


It's dark. I'll get pictures tomorrow.

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whittibo

Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:06 am


Gosh, you don't have lights in your house?! ;)

Can't wait to see what you have and hear how it works. I could really use something that keeps things cleaner. My pigs have all decided that the top level corner (where they SLEEP) is THE place to pee. I worry about them sleeping/sitting in pee soaked towels every/all day. I am getting tired of changing towels every day!

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WindeSpirit
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Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:54 am


Sounds interesting there Lynx.
Unfortunatly the closest Target to me is further into the city then I care to safely go. I think it would be the same as what I seen at some of the fabric shops, from the sounds though. Curious as to the outcome and which side you have topside. :)

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:21 pm


I'm using the sherpa on the top as it is most similar to what you sent me (which seems to work pretty well). Here's what it looks like. Good thing Snowflake is a girl. I hope she doesn't eat the fake fur.

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p.s. natural lighting is almost always better than artificial lighting.

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gotcavies
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Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:43 pm


Just what IS it about piggies peeing on their fleece things? I give them little mats (made by Windespirit) and they feel they absolutely must pee and poop on them. Brand new bed for Christmas.. they pooped all over it right away. They don't seem to have a preference on which type of fleece they pee on either.

Piggies are just piggies I guess.

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tbull78

Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:50 pm


So Lynx, that picture of the pink blankets were sherpa or are they berber??

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whittibo

Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:26 pm


OK, so it's the Sherpa/Berber stuff on one side, then fleece on the other, but it's got the fuzzy stuff around the edges? Won't the piggies eat the fuzzy stuff?

What about hay sticking to it? Or don't you use hay near the pad?!

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:33 pm


My piggies do not eat the fuzzies. I just shake hay off fleece.

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whittibo

Post   » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:37 pm


Then you have magic fleece if you can shake it off there. Our hay seems to stick like Velcro.

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