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Thread: Minkee help

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    Super Member TerryQuilter's Avatar
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    I would love to back my new (due late June) granddaughter's quilt with minkee. I've heard it's a bear to work with, stretches, etc. Have you worked with minkee and are there any "special" rules I should know about before undertaking this?

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    Senior Member fatquarters's Avatar
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    I back my baby quilts with it all the time, I pin well, use a walking foot, and do straight lines. It is so soft, the kids love it

    Congrats on the new grand baby, I just had a new DGS two hours ago, I can't wait to meet him. They live a long ways away so tomorrow we will drive.

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    I have done two baby quilts using Minkee or a Minkee look alike. My advice is to buy the best quality that you can afford. The first one I made using a more expensive brand was so much easier to work with. I quilted it with spirals and circles to go with the polkadot fabric on the front. The second one was from a lower priced store and was very hard to work with. It seemed to stretch if I just looked at it! I agree it is so soft and nice. The kids and the moms do love it.

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    what is minkee

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    Super Member TerryQuilter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    what is minkee
    It is that super soft fabric that a lot of children's blankets and quilts are made of. Wish I had a picture to show you. Maybe someone else has a picture they could post.

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    I've sewed on it a lot as well and fatquarters pretty much says it all - pin well and use a walking foot. It's great stuff - don't be shy!

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    It's hard, cause it shifts. Pin well and then go to it. I did my quilting in the sashing areas with my embroidery machine and that sort of held the rest together. Then I did the rest.

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