Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: minkee backing

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    34

    minkee backing

    Whenever I use minkee backing for a quilt. It never lays flat after I attach the binding and the binding never looks great when I attach it. What am I doing wrong?

  2. #2
    Super Member ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,833
    Minkee is a stretchy fabric. You might want to use a walking foot to prevent any stretching or do a basting stitch before attaching the binding. I tried sewing some small pillow for my friend who has to exist in a wheelchair. Parts of his wheelchair rub his skin raw. Well, I started out cutting the fabric into a square but the pillows look like I didn't know how to sew. Will watch this thread to see what opinions appear.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

  3. #3
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,543
    I've used minkee on a lot of quilt backs- after quilting I stitch a running stitch all the way around the outer edge of the quilt (if I don't already have one from stabilizing the quilt when quilted) then I trim the minkee fairly close to the stitching. sew the binding to the front- using a bit wider than I normally do - 2 1/2"- 2 3/4"- depending on thickness of the quilt & if I used batting too--- then when I fold it over the excess bulk from the minkee has been trimmed away so the binding lays flat/smooth (it is still full- with top & batting) works for me...
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy
    Colleen's custom quilting; longarm services and custom quilt commissions.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    34
    thank you I will give it a try

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.