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Thread: Baby Boy Quilt with Minky

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    Baby Boy Quilt with Minky

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions of others on the QB, I have finished up my first minky backed quilt without a hitch! Walking foot wavy quilted lines were stitched with Superior Bottom Line thread (top & bottom) and it worked beautifully on the Juki! I would make another crib sized minky but nothing larger - it's a lot to lug under the needle. Of course, I may change my mind if I ever splurge on a longarm.

    Had fun making this one - thanks for looking

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    It's a real pretty 'boy' quilt. I love the fabric you used in the binding. I haven't tried quilting Minky yet. Yours turned out great.

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    Thanks toogie - the pictures really don't do justice to how stinkin' cute this quilt really is.. The fabrics are much more brilliant and the navy blue has a cute little whale print. A dear friend purchased the fabrics and I simply made the quilt for her to give to a co-worker (unknown to me). The minky is actually mint green.
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    Cute quilt!

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    Very nice!

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    nicely done
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    Sweet baby quilt.
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    Great finish...I’m glad you had a good experience with minky. I found it fairly easy to quilt on my DSM and it makes for a cuddly quilt.
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    Awesome quilt. BrendaK
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    Great job with that minky, Christine. I have some but I'm too intimidated to use it! The little whales are adorable.
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    Such a sweet & comfy looking baby quilt. I'm so glad you had good results with the minky fabric.

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    Very nice, it looks warm and soft!

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    Fun quilt and will be loved. The minky is a great finish. It would surely be soft and cuddly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Great job with that minky, Christine. I have some but I'm too intimidated to use it! The little whales are adorable.
    With your talent and your new Juki, quilting minky will be a breeze!

    I forgot to mention that I also followed the advice of many and spray basted plus pinned very closely, using a 90/14 top-stitch needle with the poly thread and a walking foot. Never had a thread break or any bunching of the minky - thanks to all of the wonderful QB guidance!
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    Beautiful! What is the pattern?

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    That's a darling quilt for a baby boy!

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    Very nice baby boy quilt!
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    Very cute quilt! It will be loved by that little boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayneW View Post
    Beautiful! What is the pattern?
    I followed Donna Jordan's Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern and adjusted the border down. Here's a link to her video - super simple!



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    Thanks for all the tips and links. It's a cute "boy" quilt. Sounds like the process was fun and a learning experience.

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    Beautiful quilt.
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    Nicely done!
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    It's wonderful, Christine. I like the fabrics you used. Congratulations on your success with the minky.

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    Thank you for posting your awesome quilt. I like the whale fabric you chose. I appreciate the link to the disappearing 9 patch pattern. The video has lots of tips. The minky back is sure to be snuggly. You have inspired me to try this quilt. I like that you can use the 5" precut squares for the 9 patch if you wish. Happy quilting!

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    Congratulations on your dive into minky backing. What a great finish!

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