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Old 08-31-2020, 11:48 AM
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How do you bind your quilt when you select a minky backing? I folded it to the front and used the "darning" zig zag stitch to secure because I didn't know what else to do.
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:16 PM
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I would think minky would make it too bulky. I haven't used minky so I don't really know.
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:29 PM
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Half of my quilts are backed with minky. The longarm lady loves working with it, and it's the best for snuggling. I bind it normally with a fabric that compliments the front.
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:39 PM
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I would use a wide binding, at least 1" finished.
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:04 PM
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Jenny Doan has a great tutorial on folding Minky to the front for binding. I used it for a quilt for my GD. Minky does not ravel so you only have to sew over one layer of fabric, not bulky at all. I used Elmers school glue instead of pins and used a serpentine stitch. Came out perfect.
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:40 PM
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I make regular cotton binding and bind my Minky backed quilts the same as all my other quilts. The only difference for me is I cut my strips 2 1/2” wide , regular cotton quilts I cut 2 1/4” .
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:57 PM
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I think that looks great and having the soft Minky on the Edge will make the quilt more comfy.

I used Minky once on a baby quilt and did a wide binding of quilting cotton.
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