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Should I use batting with Minkee backing?

Old 10-12-2018, 04:25 PM
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Default Should I use batting with Minkee backing?

I am making a 54 X 60 baby quilt using Minkee for backing. I don't want the quilt to be too heavy and that size minkee is already a heavier than regular fabric. When I add batting is will make it even more heavy. I want it to be soft and cuddly but not heavy. What have others done?
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:18 AM
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I always add batting, we live in a cold climate and it helps hold the Minky in place for quilting. But, I know many people who choose to not use batting when backing their quilts with Minky or any other type of fleece. It is up to you- there is no right/wrong, it’s a personal choice. Just remember to smooth the backing, don’t stretch it. Minky is a favorite backing for my family, I use it a lot- love the soft cuddly quilts backed with it.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:38 AM
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I haven't used minky yet but that's my next project and I plan to skip the batting. We normally always use batting cause we have AC running ten months out of the year but I've done fleece backed quilts and they were quite warm so we'll skip the batting with the minky.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:01 AM
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I have always used batting when I put minky on the back
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:21 AM
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I do especially for a baby quilt. I always want my baby quilts soft and cuddly - - not to mention if the parents put the quilt on the floor and then lay baby on it... I want that batting between the baby and the floor
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:13 AM
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I've used thin batting with minkee and I was happy with the results.

I recently just did my first quilt with just fleece and no batting, it's ok and the fleece was fine to work with but I think I would like it better with a thin layer of batting. In my case I used a dark fleece (Seahawk logo on dark blue) it worked ok with my quilt top (sailboats on a light blue background) but if I did it again with a light top and a dark fleece and no batting I'd probably put a piece of flannel or muslin in between to stop the color bleed through.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:20 AM
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I use a very light weight and low loft batting with Minkee. I have even used flannel as the batting.

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I did not use batting on My first Minky project which was for my second grandson...they live in Key West, Florida and he didn’t need the extra warmth. I am just getting ready to put binding on my second minky crib quilt...this time with batting. I love how much cuddlier it feels with the batting.
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Thank you for you input.. I have hobbs 80/20, so I am going to run out and get some thin batting.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:27 PM
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I always use batting with Minky backing, usually an 80/20 blend. The quilts turn out great. I would worry about the color of the backing showing through the white/light areas of the quilt without batting.
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