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Old 11-25-2019, 05:39 AM
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I need help please. Made a small quilt and using minke for the back, used lots of pins but it keeps shifting and I have to rip it out. Can anyone give me some hints as to what you would do. I appreciate it very much. Thankyou
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:42 AM
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I use elmers washable school glue to baste my quilts. You have to wait for the glue to dry but it does a great job with basting
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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I'm a spray baste user who is going to check out glue. I've used minky with spray baste and didn't have any problem.

Minkee can stretch which can cause problems, I'm a pre-washer anyway, but I believe it is important for knits especially those that have been draped over the bolt.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:18 AM
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Thank you so much, that makes a lot of sense to me. So I'm waiting for the glue to dry, you helped save me!
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:52 AM
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when i use Minky i put the top on the bottom and the Minky on top when i long arm
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by meyert View Post
I use elmers washable school glue to baste my quilts. You have to wait for the glue to dry but it does a great job with basting
I too have gone to Elmers School Glue for basting all my quilts. So easy and no movement. Highly recommend it.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by meyert View Post
I use elmers washable school glue to baste my quilts. You have to wait for the glue to dry but it does a great job with basting
Exactly my suggestion. Make sure it is Elmer's Washable School Glue, the cheapie white one you used in elementary school.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:52 PM
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I've only been seriously quilting for 2 years, but I gave up on minky. Even with using a walking foot, it stretched horribly on me. I know other people don't have problems with it.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:19 PM
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I think some machines are fussier about the foot pressure than other machines, that's the first thing I'd look at with minkee, and then I'd consider needle options. A lot of people just have never had to adjust the foot.

I did a couple of minkee on my friend's long arm, we had to manually adjust the foot pressure on that and then remember to change it back down... the next quilt started out with horrible loops.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:50 AM
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You may already be doing these things...but if not, try using a walking foot, have the minky on the bottom and lots of pins.
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