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Can you mix stretchy minkee with quilting cotton on a quilt top?

Can you mix stretchy minkee with quilting cotton on a quilt top?

Old 07-17-2013, 12:33 AM
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Help! I want to make this baby quilt
http://www.sewmamasew.com/media/blog...sBabyQuilt.pdf
I found a coordinating fabric for the charm pack which looks better on the back instead of as the sashing, but I wanted to use minkee on this quilt, so I wondered if I could switch and put the coordinating cotton on the back and sash with the minkee. --has anyone tried that? Will the stretchy-ness pull the quilt out of whack, or will the quilting be enough to hold it in place?
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:57 AM
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I have successfully mixed minkee and cottons on quilt tops, I've sashed with minkee, I've made quilts with a row of cotton blocks then a strip row of minkee, I've made quilts with cotton background and minkee appliques, and I've made lots of quilts with minkee backs---I see no reason to not do it the way you want to- all of mine have turned out great, and are greatly loved & used- holding up well.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:10 AM
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Wow, ckcowl, your response surprises me! I would never expect piecing with minkee to work. I think you're a better piecer than I am, lol! I have only used it for a backing.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:37 AM
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I agree with ckcowl as I have done the same.
I would stabilize the minkee with a light stabilizer on the minkee or use elmer's glue when piecing to help with the stretching ability of the minkee.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
I have successfully mixed minkee and cottons on quilt tops, I've sashed with minkee, I've made quilts with a row of cotton blocks then a strip row of minkee, I've made quilts with cotton background and minkee appliques, and I've made lots of quilts with minkee backs---I see no reason to not do it the way you want to- all of mine have turned out great, and are greatly loved & used- holding up well.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:06 AM
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I have used minkee as a border. Pin/glue the minkee a LOT, so it can't shift while quilting!! Make sure you quilt more in the minkee section so it can't stretch more than the cotton. Take your time working with it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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actually just completed a baby quilt using minky as one of the fabrics for the blocks and it turned out fine!
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