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Thread: Elephants on Parade Finished, or do I need more quilting?

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    Elephants on Parade Finished, or do I need more quilting?

    I just can't decide if I need to do some stippling or something in the background of the elephants. I didn't want a lot of quilting so the minkee would stay nice and soft, what do you all think? More quilting, or not?
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    I would prefer to keep the minkee soft.

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    as long as you've met the minimum requirements for the batting [if you have any], then you've done enough. if no batting, do just enough to keep the minkee from shifting.

    cute quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    as long as you've met the minimum requirements for the batting [if you have any], then you've done enough. if no batting, do just enough to keep the minkee from shifting.

    cute quilt!
    I agree!!!

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    It is too darling for words. I would do a larger meander in the background just to reduce the puff and make it more evenly quilted. E's with hearts would be fun to do as an edge to edge since you have hearts in the applique. But a large meander, not a small..That would not reduce the softness.
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    I've done a large meander with a minkee like backing and its still cuddly.

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    It is such a cute quilt. I would keep it as soft as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    as long as you've met the minimum requirements for the batting [if you have any], then you've done enough. if no batting, do just enough to keep the minkee from shifting.

    cute quilt!
    Well said.

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    very cute quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thanks everyone, I think I will do a large meander just to take that saggy look out. Appreciate your input.

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    cute elephants........

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    Your elephants are too darling! Love it! I have quilted designs with Minkee backing and it also remains very soft and cuddly.
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    Don't know what to say about the quilting of it. But boy is that a cute quilt. My neice is having a boy in Jan. I would luv to make this but have never worked with Minkee and heard that it can be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    It is too darling for words. I would do a larger meander in the background just to reduce the puff and make it more evenly quilted. E's with hearts would be fun to do as an edge to edge since you have hearts in the applique. But a large meander, not a small..That would not reduce the softness.
    I agree, I think some large meandering would be nice in the background.

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    Very cute.

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    I've only just finished my second quilt yesterday, and they both had minkee backing. I haven't had any problems (knock on wood!)

    Now; DH has requested a quilt for our queen-sized bed with minkee backing... lets see how THAT goes...
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