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Minky Fabric Made Me Feel Inadequate

Old 02-13-2012, 04:35 AM
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i have put minky on 3 of my baby quilts but
i donot fmq. i take them to the lady in town.
tried it cant do it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:53 AM
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Amen!!! and what a mess it makes in your machine.

Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
Left the Minky at the store. I made the mistake of trying to use Minky once. Once. What a terrible fabric. I'm still finding bits of fluff from it several years after it first came out.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:07 AM
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I sew with minkee and have no problem at all. I use a stretch stitch instead of a straight stitch for seaming blocks. What I have problems with is micro fleece. What a nightmare !
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:11 AM
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Hmmm....it's a little like my Alice-Cat...very soft, very cuddly, but with a bite. Thanks for the tips about stabilizing...I am about to embark on a minkee journey in the not too distant future.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:23 AM
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I have had issue with minky too. I still have my minky backed quilt, all sandwiched and ready to pick up quilting again. The thing I found was the stretching I had under control it was my machine sewing through it without skipping stitches. On advice from here, I have picked up a ball needle and washaway stabilizer, now I have to convince myself to start again. I am worried if this does not work, what then. I have to remove the minky backing, which when I think of it should not be that difficult with all of the skipped stitches and have to back with something else. What a pain, but it does feel so nice to the touch.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by aberi View Post
i have used minky often and love the way it turns out.. the easiets way to work with it is to iron on a very thin stabalizer to the back.. otherwise you pin like crazy.. have had great sucess with both methods! the stabalizer works the best ..
don't give up you can do it
I still have one more blanket to put together and will try the stabilizer. My DD suggested this to me because her 4 month old has a blanket made out of Minky and she loves it. I guess babies love the texture and the bumps. Unless I'm forced, I'll never use it again!
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:37 AM
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I just don't sew any thing like minky or double knit.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:53 AM
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I have ony used it to make baby bibs. it was stretchy for sure. Maybe ditch the quilt idea and use your stash for bibs
or a donation.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:11 AM
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To KSellers.....do you have your mid arm set on a frame? I really want to use the minky I purchased.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:35 AM
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I use a walking foot and usually don't have any problems!
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