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Thread: All Minky....need opinions on the actual quilting.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif View Post
    I thought of that but really really love the hearts on the back. I will have to work with it to keep the fabric I love
    how about basting stitch in ditch from front ..turn over and do meandering around the hearts within the areas of outlined shapes of front design. it's not that difficult to remove basting stitches from minky. been there done that. as mentioned before ..challenge junky
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    i love the heart fabric too. i would use it on front of another quilt. found a fabulous daisy print few years ago. sculptured like your hearts. perfect in little totes for grands.
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    SITD sounds like a great idea. i love the backing with the hearts
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguequilter View Post
    how about basting stitch in ditch from front ..turn over and do meandering around the hearts within the areas of outlined shapes of front design. it's not that difficult to remove basting stitches from minky. been there done that. as mentioned before ..challenge junky
    Good idea!! I hadn't thought about quilting the back to the front! I think the stitches would disappear on the front since that's the rose minky(fluffier) and I could maintain the look I want on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif View Post
    Good idea!! I hadn't thought about quilting the back to the front! I think the stitches would disappear on the front since that's the rose minky(fluffier) and I could maintain the look I want on the back.
    quilting from the back is always a neat way to do. but i do hope you can maintain the integrety of the stark geometric of this quilt pattern. it's gorgeous. is this your pattern or a commercial one. i really do love it!
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    one last thought ...i started spray basting my flannel & minky quilts several years ago. was amazed at how stable all was. both minky & flannel stretch quite a bit & regardless of how densely i basted. i got tucks & creases in the back. especially at seam intersections. first attempt w spray basting i was amazed ..& i only spray baste these types of quilts now. i don't know if you have a long arm or use a domestic, i use a domestic ..janome 1600 ..even the weight & size of medium large minky quilt works on my machine. i have a friend that puts minky on backs of most the quilts she makes for friends or her grands. has long arm ..says using long arm on minky is difficult because of stretching. so ..if you long arm, perhaps you could get some input from longarmers here on the board who have experince w minky quilts & have tips/tricks to help you. may need to start a new discussion thread for this subject.
    ..looking forward to seeing pics of this quilt finished!!!
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    I have used minky for backing quilts several times and have had very good luck with it. I find that the quilting kind of disappears into the minky. I think when you do your practice piece you will be able to decide on the quilting you want to use. I don't think it will need anything elaborate since the texture of the quilt will be wonderful. I normally use Quilters Dream batting. They have a thin version called Request, I think. Check their website for particulars. You have made an awesome quilt and I'm sure the girlfriend will love it! BTW, I do my quilting on my DSM. It sounds like you may have a long arm and so your experience may be different than mine. I hope not!

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    I have only used minky for pillow backs, so really can't say. I would keep it simple and practice on some scraps first.

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    How about turning the quilt over, and stitching inside the grey hearts?

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    Beautiful quilt , I use minky on back of quilts , Good luck it will be gorgeous what every you do..

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