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Thread: Help! Advice for using minkee...

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    Help! Advice for using minkee...

    I'm getting ready to quilt a baby quilt, using minkee on the back (yes, glutton for punishment!). I've done it on a frame, but this is my first time just using DSM and many tables to hold the fabric up. I've used glue in the past to sandwich the quilt, but i don't think this will work with minkee. I would appreciate any thoughts on getting this into a sandwich so it stays flat so I don't get wrinkles in my quilting. Pin it to death? Any thoughts (as well as prayers that I don't throw the thing out the window) would be greatly appreciated. I'm very nervous about this...

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    i use the basting spray. it works real good. just make sure you get ir nice and flat. are yoiu using batting also? i dont and it works well. good lyck post what you get done would love to see it.
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    I read somewhere that using Misty Fuse on the back of Minkee was the best way to keep it smooth when basting.
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    sahm4605 - I will be using batting. The quilt is going to England and they like the extra weight for warmth. BellaBoo - what in the world is Misty Fuse (and where would I get it)? Boy, not a day goes by that I don't learn something new here!

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    Got fabric?

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    MistyFuse is available on eBay and Amazon.

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    Fusible you have to heat set with an iron, if its a textured minkee ironing it will remove the texture, so if its textured minkee I would use the basting spray
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    Thank you everyone for your advice. We're taking my DS for a college open house tomorrow, so I think I'll attempt this bright and early on Sunday - okay it will be early, but I don't know how bright I'll be!

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    I have used Minky to back several quilts and have not had any problems with it. I do FMQ on a DSM and always pin baste my quilts. Also use Quilters Dream cotton batting. I place my pins about a hand width apart starting in the middle. Maybe a few more just because. Good luck and don't be nervous

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    you do need the spray and hold it tight! But it does feel wonderful!!
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    I spray baste and have no troubles. I've used backing and not used backing. Depends on how light the quilt top is - if I can see the backing through it I use batting. I've done many baby quilts with minky and ... no more issues than with anything else.

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