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Thread: backing for quilts

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    Senior Member mosher92's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    East Coast
    I am checking to get feed back on whether anyone has used Minky for the back of quilts and if so what do you think? I used it for one quilt and I like the feel of it but now I am concerned about mixing the polyester backing with the cotton top!!!!

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    Long Island, New York
    If you use Minkee for the backing, do you still use batting?

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    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    You can use it and it makes a great quilt for a kid. You may not need batting unless you want a really warm quilt.

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    Power Poster MamaBear61's Avatar
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    Milverton, ON, Canada
    I have used it twice and the first time I very good luck and liked the outcome. The second time I used a Minkee with a longer pile and although it is extremely cuddly I did not like the way pile looked like it was "caught" in the quilting. Minkee is a little stretchy so be careful not to stretch it in the quilting process. My cotton is all washed prior to piecing so the cotton shrinkage should be minimal.

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    Northwest Ks.
    Everything MamaBear61 said,my grandaughter loved her pink one.

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    Member lastwood's Avatar
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    Commerce City, CO
    I've backed 3 baby quilts w/minky. The first one I did myself and just tied it. It was a little stretchy and needed patience to sandwich. The second and third I took to my longarmer and it was her first time using it. She said she did not have any problem with it, just that it was a little stretchy. She liked it 'sew' much she backed a lap quilt for her hubby in it. It is sooo deliciously soft and wide I think its well worth the extra $$$ for that someone special.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    i used it many times for many quilts in the past 5 years- the kids in our world call them the (get-naked quilts!)
    they love wrapping in them out of their bath.
    i've not had any ill effects from cotton tops and minkee backing- some have had batting some have not- the one on my bed- my winter quilt has cotton batting and a minky back-

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