March 21, 2012

Work-In-Progress Wednesday

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I'm thinking about doing the back in white minky dot fabric, but I'm not really sure how that's going to do after I quilt it, so this is sort of an experiment.  Anyone have advice of quilting minky - I've been warned before that it's tough, but I have a bunch of it and I thought it would make a really cozy back to this Car Seat Quilt.

 Stay tuned!


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10 comments:

  1. Love it, Stacey! This really is the greatest fabric line, isn't it?

    Have a great day!
    Heidi (@ fabric mutt)

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see it finished :)

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  2. I love Saltwater! I quilted a baby quilt with minky back not too long ago. I didn't find it to big of a problem, just need to reduce the pressure on your quilting foot if you're doing it with a walking foot. I also found that if you have minky on both side (at an edge) you can't start off the edge and go in because it just gets stuck. This may effect other fabrics too, but I had the bright idea of doing a border of minky on my quilt top. That was the hardest part. It's pretty messy also, so you may have to clean out your machine partway through.

    That said, It wasn't all that different, just thicker so you need to push a little more. I think mine turned out just find, and the minky shows of your quilting really well!

    Sorry for the essay.

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    1. Thanks for the pointers! I will definitely keep y'all posted on the outcome :)

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    2. The minky worked out GREAT - I love it and now am regretting all the time I haven't used it because I was afraid of it! I'll post pics this week. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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  3. Oh, and crazymomquilts has a tutorial where she quilted the quilt first and then sewed the minky on after if it's got you worried :-)

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  4. This is going to be a beautiful quilt! What a gorgeous color combination! (and it could be for a boy too)

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    1. I thought it could be gender neutral as well - I'm using a coral border so that may tip the scales one way or the other. We'll have to see how it looks when I'm done. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Lovely fabrics - these would be good for either a boy or a girl!

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  6. Love it! Minky isn't bad at all. I laid mine out on the ground first, spreading everything out flat, being careful not to stretch it. Then laid my batting on top of it, repeating the process of smoothing everything, being careful not to stretch anything. Then I pulled the batting back and spray basted it, carefully doing it in sections. I repeated the process with the quilt top (it was a huge quilt! 80"x90"). Make sure you have good spray basting, and you should be fine! If you go to Fabric.com, they have a blog or a link somewhere that has tips for sewing with minky. ... here it is: http://blog.fabric.com/2008/02/quick_tips_for_sewing_with_min.html

    good luck! It will be beautiful! Stopping by from Freshly Pieced. :)

    Diane
    from blank pages...

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