There is already a tutorial on this board on how to make a fleece forest, I didn't quite do it that way because i am too lazy to draw all the lines etc, I just laid a grid on top and pushed it into the fleece so I could see the indentions. I also folded my fleece over so that I only had to cut half way. Just don't cut all the way up to the fold. Cut until you get about 1/2" away from the fold.
I typically by from Joanns, Hancock fabrics, and yourfleece.com. I only buy on sale or with a coupon. I almost always buy online and order enough to qualify for free shipping. Sometimes I find specialty fleece on etsy or ebay too. It has taken all my will power not to buy this yeti winter fleece I found that was 15.95 a yard! I am so proud of myself for waiting because i just fell in love with some very similar fleece that's on sale this week for $6.49 a yard.