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Thread: tips for FMQ with minky backing

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    tips for FMQ with minky backing

    I have had some fun FMQ lately everything has been going great! Today I have 2 couch throw size quilts I want to quilt to today - but they have minky backing

    I am having a really hard time moving the quilt around because of the minky - its really dragging

    I have my machingers gloves on and that wasn't enough. I got one of those sponges with the SOS pad backing (pot scrubber) that is helping alot, but I am still struggling

    I only have about 1/4 of the first one done, but I don't know if I can keep going long enough to do the second one

    Anyone have any tips?

    Thanks!

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    Is it because the Minky is heavy or is it sticking rather then sliding? If it is sticking, I would put sheets of tissue paper under the Minky and quilt through it, the tissue paper would be easy to pull off after the quilting.

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    thanks for your reply - I am sure you are right about the weight. Minky is heavier than cotton. Thanks for the tissue paper idea - I think I will give it a try

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    I use a Supreme slider and Machingers and have not had a problem with FMQ on minky backed quilts. My DSM is recessed in a sewing cabinet so doesn't hang up on edges. On larger quilts I have set up my ironing along side the cabinet to help support the weight. I don't know what your set-up is, just thought I'd share mine. I hope you can find a method that works for you, the kids love their minky backed quilts.

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    I would use the sticky spray like 505? for the next quilt. That might help.

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    A fabric adhesive spray (like 505) is a great suggestion. Take your machine to the kitchen table, so you have a place to support the weight of the fabric. You can always set up an ironing board on your left side, for the fabric to hang onto.
    Annette in Utah

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