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Thread: can u hand quilt minkee

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    Super Member grma33's Avatar
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    can u hand quilt minkee

    has anyone hand quilted cotton top and no batting using minkee?
    Can u use regular cotton binding?
    Thanks Gale

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    Hi Gale:

    Yes, you can hand quilt minkee. However, it does stretch during the process, and it stretches a great deal. A friend of mine warned me about it, thank goodness. On her advice I pinned very well in the middle of the quilt (about a foot and a half square), and only a few around the outer parts. When I finished that well pinned square, I repinned a section beside where I had already quilted, and adjusted whatever pins I needed to (that's why I said pin sparingly around the section to be be quilted). I did that over and over again, until it was done. Doing it this way I had no puckers.

    It was a square baby quilt and my estimate of stretch was 1 1/2 to 2 inches, so it was worth doing it that way.

    Hope this helps.

    Aileen
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    great advice anyone use basting spray on the whole quilt?can you still tape to floor?
    Guess I want to know all the tricks before i attempt.
    Thanks Gale

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33 View Post
    great advice anyone use basting spray on the whole quilt?can you still tape to floor?
    Guess I want to know all the tricks before i attempt.
    Thanks Gale
    Here is a youtube video that shows spray basting minkee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LFTm...eature=related
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    thanks for the info I will keep that in mind
    Quote Originally Posted by amh View Post
    Hi Gale:

    Yes, you can hand quilt minkee. However, it does stretch during the process, and it stretches a great deal. A friend of mine warned me about it, thank goodness. On her advice I pinned very well in the middle of the quilt (about a foot and a half square), and only a few around the outer parts. When I finished that well pinned square, I repinned a section beside where I had already quilted, and adjusted whatever pins I needed to (that's why I said pin sparingly around the section to be be quilted). I did that over and over again, until it was done. Doing it this way I had no puckers.

    It was a square baby quilt and my estimate of stretch was 1 1/2 to 2 inches, so it was worth doing it that way.

    Hope this helps.

    Aileen

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