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Thread: Minky

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Minky

    I got a strip kit of minky at the road 2 ca show, but have never sewed on minky, should i used a special foot to piece it together. I have a roller foot that i could use, just asking those who have experience with minky

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    When I did mine I used lots and lots of needles and my regular foot.. I have heard to use a walking foot. Just give yourself a little extra leeway o the seam 1/4 is nearly impossible!
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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    When you say needles did you mean pins

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    a longer stitch length- a stretch (round point) needle- i've always used my regular foot- but if you are someone who does well with your walking foot you might want to use it- a little wider seam allowance (i use a 3/8"- just under 1/2")
    it is a polyester knit- and does have stretch so you want to smooth-not stretch it out of shape....which is why some people use lots of pins.
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    I do seem to have better luck using my walking foot! But have used a regular foot as well, but reduced the pressure on the foot. Yes lots of pins and a ball point needle in your machine.

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    Glad you posted this Dolyphn, I will be watching all the suggestions. Have some minky I want to use in a project.
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    I just finshed a quilt with minky. I used my walking foot. Got as close to 1/4 inch seam, lots of pins n ironed seams open. I made a mistake tho, I had the raised dot minky and when I ironed I ironed the raised dots flat....oh well just more texture now in the quilt. I wasn't thinking lol.

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    I use a walking foot and it seems to go pretty smoothly.
    groovey

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    I just used minky for the backing on a very small (20"x20") and LA'd it...it turned out great! No extra pinning except what I usually do and no problems...I am still stunned!
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    I think a roller foot would work well too.
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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    A roller foot did work well for those wondering

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    What is a roller foot?

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    thank-you all for sharing your experience with projects it's nice know
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Lots of pins and walking foot. Sew slowly.
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    I quilted one quilt with Minky on the back...I did use lots of pins...and it turned out great! Such a snuggly quilt!

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    i absolutely love minky, easy to quilt and sew. if you are doing strips, it may be good to serge them together, but-
    it may make your quilt smaller, as the seam could be 3/8 or more. kind of hard to take out tho.
    katz

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