I washed my fleece in cold water with Woolite (no fabric softener) 3 times. Water still pooled on top. So following advice here, I washed it in hot water with Tide (no fabric softener) 4 times. It's still not wicking!!!! The water either sits like a bubble on top of the fleece, or it soaks into it leaving a super wet spot for a half hour.
What am I doing wrong? I bought polyester anti-pill fleece from Your Fleece and it's just super water repellent. Right now it's cut and pinned to 2 layers of uhaul blankets and I'm planning on sewing it together today, but obviously I can't use it until it wicks.