Last year I did some experimentation with using fleece as quilt backing. While I really like the soft fuzziness of fleece, it's kind of a pain to quilt. It's stretchy and drags against the sewing machine bed quite differently than quilting cotton. I didn't love sewing with it, so I stopped buying fleece.
I had one backing-sized piece of soft pink fleece left, and it kicked around my small sewing studio for many months. Because it was just the one piece, it didn't have a proper place to be put away and it's fairly bulky. Yesterday I'd had enough of moving it out of the way AGAIN and decided to just use it and get rid of it.
This sweet panel seemed like a good match for the pink, so I sewed them right sides together, pillow case style, then turned it right sides out and edge stitched it. I then did some minimal, free motion quilting around the flowered border and the outline of the tree. I also outlined each butterfly, so on the back you see a simple tree with butterflies in and around it. An easy, quick project to not stress my shoulder too much.
It ended up being very soft, and is a good size for a receiving blanket, about 36"x42". Project Linus distributes all sorts of blankets for children, not just quilts, so this will be useful to them. Win-win!
Do you ever sew something just to get rid of the fabric?