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Old 09-23-2007, 10:39 AM
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has anyone used that incredibly soft minkie for a backing? I bought some for a baby quilt but since it has sort of a nap I'm not sure about quilting it. I only have exactly enough for the quilt so I can't experiment. I guess if nobody knows for sure I'll have to buy another piece to try it on. I hope somebody can save me some money, that stuff aint cheap!
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:19 PM
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i sure wouldn't try quilting it by machine
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:39 PM
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Maybe you could tie it. That way the nap wouldn't be disturbed.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:10 PM
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Kathy, I guess ignorance is bliss. I have used the minkie on two baby quilts. I machine quilted both of them with no problem! They turned out lovely. My machine did have a lot of minkie lint to clean up afterwards though!

The only "real problem" I found with the minkie is that the pieced top of the quilt gets put face down on the floor because the minkie is so soft for the baby to lie on. :D
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:03 PM
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I used Minkie on the back of a baby quilt also - no problem machine quilting it, but had a heck of a time putting the satin binding on it! It kept slipping & sliding - finally ended up giving up on the satin & used some of the cotton I had used on the front. :wink:
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:45 AM
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ok we have one not sure, one CHICKEN! and two that say it works, so I'm gonna try it, thanks girls
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:55 AM
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We have used it for backing on the long arm machine at the shop with no problems. The biggest problem with minkee is the mess from the cut edges. It's like glitter, just when you think it all cleaned up, someone asks what that is on your cheek! :lol:
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:05 PM
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now I have to worry about a beard to go with my mustache! LOL
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:28 PM
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I have used minkie(minkee) as a backing also but I sewed right sides together with minkie on top and used a "walking foot" to help feed it thru.
Then turned right side out and no batting or very light weight batting. (I can't remember. :? )

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:38 PM
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I've never even heard of this minkie stuff. I've lead a sheltered life! :oops: LOL
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