I have a quilt on the rack right now that has JoAnn's store brand Minkee as the backing. Little tufts of the minkee pile are coming up to the surface through my needle holes! I switched to a smaller needle (size 14, which is the smallest I have and the smallest I can go with the threads I am using and lengthened the stitch but I am still experiencing the problem. I have the minkee loaded not too tight, so as not to stretch it. Think Minkee has like a brickwork pattern to it and the pile on it is pretty high. Right now I am not loving Minkee. Is this unavoidable because the minkee is white and the quilt's border is royal blue? (I suspect it will not show in the white areas but this quilt also has a bright green in it too)This is the first time I have worked with it and it may just be the last. Any ideas anyone??
This pic was taken before changing needles. Look at the lower right flower petal where it meets the center circle
This was taken after changing needle and lengthening stitch. No difference, still getting the tuftees.