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Re: Minke fabric question ??? 16 Jul 2011 18:52 #66947

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Good idea!
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Re: Minke fabric question ??? 16 Jul 2011 16:44 #66940

My sister is a knitter and when she knits baby afghans she sends them to me and I attach minkee to the back.
Basically I turn the minkee under on the perimeter of the afghan and stitch around the entire thing.
Then I take a stitch or 2 at several different places on the afghan to attach the two layers together.
It takes together remarkably well. Babies love the texture of minkee.
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31 Mar 2009 07:07 #33870

I used Minky on the back of a baby blanket and didn't have any problems quilting it. I used both spray basting and lots of pins.
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30 Mar 2009 21:53 #33857

I'm wondering about minkee as well. My daughter wants me to make a quilt out of minkee using 4 colors of minkee in blocks on the front and backing with minkee. I'm thinking she's crazy as I really fought with making a baby blanket out of the minkee backed with flannel and can't see how I'm going to piece blocks of it together. Any suggestions??
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18 Mar 2009 17:01 #33465

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MaryKay, I backed a baby quilt with minkie, with no batting and loved how soft it was and how it just draped over the baby. It was stretchy though until I got it quilted.
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17 Mar 2009 22:36 #33439

Thanks, Ladies, for your recommendations and weather summaries for Mississippi!!! I am with you on the AC and the hubby - I can use extra blankets during the summer when he gets the ceiling fan going on super strong!

Patti - hehehehe.... now don't share my secret! :wink:

MK
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15 Mar 2009 06:13 #33328

When my DH gets hold of the thermostat I need a quilt in the summer! :?
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14 Mar 2009 21:11 #33314

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Mary Kay - I'm in central Mississippi and you do need warm quilts in the winter. Even in the summer, in air conditioning a baby needs a warm quilt. Mary
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14 Mar 2009 19:48 #33311

Mary Kay-I'm in South Mississippi and during winter we need warm quilts! North Mississippi really gets cold! Which is one of the reasons I don't live there any more!
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14 Mar 2009 17:10 #33305

hahahaha MK, I bet I can guess where that quilt is going!
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14 Mar 2009 12:34 #33297

I don't think it will be too warm, it will be super soft! I wouldn't use batting, you could use a thin flannel if you wanted three layers. This is a great fabric for babies! All of the teenagers I have made quilts for go to great lengths to keep them from their friends at school! Evidently my nephews was ransomed for a case of liquid this year :wink:
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14 Mar 2009 07:35 #33277

momof2 wrote:
MK, I highly recommend a walking foot, or dual feed when sewing with it too. I also loosen the presser foot pressure when I sew with it. I have made three t-shirt quilts using this as the backing. I love using this as backing if it will be a well loved quilt in a cold environment :lol:

Great recommendations, thank you! Your comment puts another question in my head..... the qult will actually be in a warm climate (Mississippi) but I was thinking since it was a baby quilt that I wanted it to be very soft against the baby's skin, and minkee came to mind. So....... do you think there would be problems with a warm climate and a quilt with cotton on one side and minkee on the other side???

Thanks!!!
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13 Mar 2009 10:35 #33228

MK, I highly recommend a walking foot, or dual feed when sewing with it too. I also loosen the presser foot pressure when I sew with it. I have made three t-shirt quilts using this as the backing. I love using this as backing if it will be a well loved quilt in a cold environment :lol:
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13 Mar 2009 09:35 #33226

Thanks, Ladies!!! The LQS recommended a strong spray baste for any embroidery that I would do on it (in addition to stabilizer). Maybe I could use the spray baste to help a bit in the basting with thread that I do....
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