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Thread: Pieced Minkee - does it work? vs Minkee for Backing

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    My LQS talked me out of backing my baby quilt in Minkee - she thought it was easier to use as pieced. So I bought 1/8 yd of Minkee in 4 lovelee babee colors and flannel for the backing, plus some cute fats in little babee prints in flannel and cotton for textual contrast.

    Now I'm ready to cut it and I fear it greatly, although I do love to go to the quilting room and pet it! I had planned on scrap-ee nine-patches in sashing.

    I've looked on this site and UTube but not much enlightenment on piecing.

    Any one have experience to share? Thanks much!

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    Super Member Crqltr's Avatar
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    I backed. My grandson's quilt in minke...3 years and at least 3 quilts ago and that is the one that gets used. He is over 5 so he does not drag a blankie but he does love the softness of it.

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    My LQS always recommends Minkee on the back for softness of baby quilts.

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    My LQS does longarm quilting and they back quilts all of the time with minkee. They are wonderful and so soft. I don't understand your LQS talking you out of it. I don't piece with it, but that is a personal preference.

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    I backed one time a baby quilt for my niece's son, but i only turned it so no quilting done on it, and they love it so much

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    I backed my granddaughters quilt with it. Also quilted it. I had no trouble. After I done it, I heard of how much trouble it was. I had no problem with it.

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    I always back with minky, but don't like to piece with it. Either way, use lots of pins

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    i don't know why anyone would talk you out of backing a quilt with minkee- it makes wonderful backs- and quilts beautifully!
    on the other hand- it sheds like crazy when you cut it-so when you cut it for piecing have a roll of masking tape handy to help clean up the mess- and maybe take it outside and give it a good shake- before trying to sew- and don't panic- it's normal for it to shed like it does on the cut edges. i've seen some wonderful quilts using squares of minkee- flannels- chenelles- and used for appliques


    but it is going to shed when you cut it

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    Thanks all - I'm going to cut it up as I use it, keep an eye on the horiz grain and try to hold down the fuzz. I'm going to wing it and if those 4 1/2" minkee squares cause me trouble I'll just replace them with some less irritating material. This is why my son calls my sewing room the Quilting Lab!!

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