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Thread: Baby quilt with minkee backing

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    Baby quilt with minkee backing

    Calling all quilters......help needed for a fellow quilter in distress!!! I'm doing a simple stitch in the ditch on a baby quilt I've pieced with minkee backing. Even though I've pinned the daylights out of it, I'm still getting some puckering particularly at the end of my line of quilting. I don't have experience with spray basting and am wondering if that would even work with the minkee, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Had a friend just last week doing a quilt with minkee....sure used spray basting a walking foot and went slow....worked welll......IMHO walking foot the key to keep top even with bottom....

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    Maybe the key is to use the spray basting as I am using the walking foot. Do you know if she had any difficulty getting the top and bottom to adhere to each other?
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    are you using a walking foot? if you do not have one are you able to (lessen) the pressure of your pressure foot? if the puckering is happening at the ends of your lines---are you pulling-to get to the end?
    i use minkee alot- i lessen my tension just a tad- and let the machine do the work- don't pull on the fabric also- lengthen your stitch length a bit.
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    ckcowl.......I am using the walking foot, but you're right.....the tension may be too tight. I'll give another try this evening.....thanks for the tips!
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    I did a rag quilt with minkee on the back, ordered the minkee already cut in squares. Came out cute, but I haven't been in any hurry to do another one with that minkee! It's so soft, but a mess, and hard to work with!
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    I have used minkee on the backs of several quilts and not had any problems, but I have a mid-arm on a frame.

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    Oddly enough I've done many things with minkee, but I just can't understand why is it that NOW I'm having difficulties!!! This is the first one I've done stitch in the ditch......can't be because of that.
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    i had a friend use spray basting w/ the minky, and it didn't wash out.......
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    Can you loosen the pressure on your presser foot a bit? That really helps when working with any thick fabric.

    And don't forget to change it back when you're done...
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    just finished one with minkie backing. Used spray basting, walking foot, pins and took it slow.....Good luck.....Minkie is not my favorite fabric to use tho. :-(
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