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Old 07-12-2012, 08:23 PM
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I have not yet sewn on Minkee. I know they are messy just by refolding them. Do you serger them? How do you quilt them. Do you make binding from Minkee and how wide? Thanks for any information.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:14 PM
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I've made small lovies from Minkee fabric. When making the 'lovies' I use 2 pieces of the fabric put it 'wrong sides together' and then I put small tabs of grograin and satin ribbon, in different colors around the perimeter. Then I sew it together leaving a turning area. After I turn it I sew it closed. I guess I could use a serger, but I avoid getting it out! A small zig zag does much the same thing (other than cutting it at the same time). If you are comfortable using a serger, I say go for it. If you don't like the results change. I do remember that sometimes with a knit the serger tends to lettuce the edges. If that is what you are going for good, if not well. Test out a small amount on the serger and see what you think.
I think Minkee is like corderoy. It can be messy, but I don't think it runs, and I think it is pretty stable as a fabric.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 PM
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Try shaking your minkee out outside...it's really just the cut edges that fuzz all over the place. I have made one full minkee quilt using large strips for the front with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and just brought the backing to the front for binding...it worked really well both times I've done that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:49 AM
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I've been sewing baby quilts/ comforters with Minkee backing. I piece the top, thin layer of polyester backing then the Minkee use a walking foot with 1/2" seam. Leave an opening for turning to right side. Flip inside out then slip stitch opening closed. I find it's better to have a narrow border around the piecing to help stabilize when sewing. Use perle cotton or embroidery thread (whichever I have at hand, matches or want to use up!) to tie and it's done Talk about fuzz: my friends are well-accustomed to seeing me with threads all over, but I was a sight to see after sewing one of these with black exercise pants on!
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:34 AM
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On youtube there's a video on how to make the corners on a minkee quilt. Very good video; just go to Youtube and search it. It would have really helped me the first time I made one!
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