I have never attempted free motion with minky – just lovely straight lines. I have run a piece of cotton down the center with minky on both sides before and it actually stabilized the back better. My family and friends love the soft cuddly feel of this fabric. Dec 21, 2020 - Tips and tutorials you can use while longarm quilting. Just get the wrinkles and creases out without pulling it tight. I have a sz 18 needle and loosened my tension but the fuzz still comes through to the top. My oldest child is on the autistic spectrum and he loves the soft backed blankets made with minky fabric, to the point that he's stolen his sister's blanket. I've found this post and the following comments very helpful but none address the particular problem I've been having with minky. Thanks for the links and the tips! Great info! I am confused as to which way to load the minky for best results. And this pattern uses a Minky self-binding to make finishing faster. I don't spray baste, which is crazy – I just pin it to death and it always works out. — It’s probably full size bed size — will pinning the daylights out of it be enough to keep it from bunching at the edges while I’m sewing? That picture up there is before washing, but after washing it looked nearly the same with a tiny bit more “crinkle” in the top. You will be charged a $20 fee per seam. Things go better if I can create little air pockets before the quilt goes under the needle but that takes some wrangling and results in very wobbly lines. To cut square edges, lay your minky out on a large surface such as a dining table or the floor. I've got the 505 spraying. Finished in my nonsmoking longarm studio. I spray-basted Minky once with the June Taylor spray and after I washed the quilt the back was stuck to the batting kind of like static cling. haha Using a large quilting design will keep your quilt from being too stiff and it will drape more like a cozy fleece throw. Note though I bought my minky from a quilt shop. Thanks for posting a comment (I'll correct my post). Every time there was a raw edge because of cutting the Minkee, I serged the edge. Finished quilt size: 30″ x 40″ All seam allowances are 1/4″ Quilt top pattern is a random patchwork of 6 squares by 8 squares. I am a little confused though. And I've pinned in addition to the spray. The next time, I prewashed the quilt top fabrics, used a thin 100% cotton batting, FMQ quilted the snot out of just the quilt top and batting BEFORE layering the minkee backing on (NOT recommended — uncovered cotton batting next to my feed dogs created lint of nightmare proportions! Machine quilting rulers & templates for use with longarm quilting machines & domestic sewing machines. I decided to serge my raw edges as soon as I got it home; you could just use an overlock stitch on your regular machine. I tape the back to the floor when I baste…but be extra careful not to stretch it. And every time I use it I swear *this* will be the last time. Craftsy instructor and longarm quilter Angela Walters shares some basics for quilting with Shannon Cuddle ™ fabric. The quilts I've done have washed up beautifully after hand quilting with no sags and that's without prewashing anything. Longarm Quilting Service by award winning quilter, Frances Meredith based in the UK, serving quilters locally in Bristol, the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, South Wales (Cardiff and Newport), Monmouthshire and Gwent. Has this happened to you? In fact, there is no reason that a quilt could not… I need the thicker loft, but the thinner one had less shifting. Minky always seems perfect for the backing to a baby quilt. I've used it for countless baby quilts and as tummies on stuffed animals, etc. Once you get quilting the quilt can shift a lot and the edges tend to get stretched and wonky…I feel like it helps me free motion quilt nicely around the edges and everything stays nice and square. Or call us today! I am having the same dilemma as Anonymous (5.20.17) How do you keep the minky from coming to the top of the quilt as you quilt it? great reference Allison…. It is luxiourous. After that I decided to use the minky for binding but that didn't seem to work too well either. They're great. Thank you for the tips on working with Minkee. The loft of your batting has a big impact on how much it shifts after basting and pinning. ⠀ thanks for all the tips. It is a wonderful way to finish off a quilt. Indicate the top orientation of the backing with a safety pin. I don't think it's as hard to use when you do smaller blankets. May 24, 2016. First time, the quilt top was very simple 4" x 4" squares, prewashed fabrics, so I layered with a thin polyester batting, minkee backing, and tried "tying" the quilt with yarn French knots at the seam intersections. As I've quilted my first minky backed quilt (5+ quilting sessions) the fuzzies have gradually gone down but I'm still lint rolling like crazy. I was worried but did some research online and at the LQSs. http://www.SassySmidgens.Etsy.com.com. Cuddle® has a two-way stretch along the cross grain. thanks for the info on using minky: I've been tempted to use it but have been too afraid to do so :-) I love the spray baste too, but have used it on my largest floor space which is carpet and have found that there can be overspray and the carpet gets sticky :-P Love your blog and the things you share with us: thanks so much!!! The backing was Minky, which is a slightly furry fabric that makes a really soft and warm quilt … (e.g. I had no tucks and it turned out lovely! I’m definitely not an expert but I’ve found what works best for me. It also looks like you stitched down your binding. The stretch should go horizontal not vertical. Honestly it was a lot easier than I expected. For this quilt, I followed some tips by Allison Harris on quilting with minky.I taped down the minky, right side down, on the CLEAN kitchen floor first. I think it's such a great idea to use Minky for the backing, I used it for my son's quilt and I'm planning on using it again for some throw quilts. I have not yet progressed to fmq but have the slippy mat thing to attach to my plexiglass surface (for when I get up my nerve) but it doesn't work with the walking foot for straight line quilting. Next quilt I start I'm going to try the double sided minky…. PRODUCT. Stop by my blog or Etsy shop to see what those other minkys look like. I will be using Minky for the first time (and also basting spray, it seems) to make a blanket for a friends long awaied baby girl.. Solids, prints, and embossed Cuddle® work great for both sides of your quilt. This is last years Chris, Just in the nick of time I finished this year’s, I went a little crazy fabric buying with all the s. After a lazy weekend my house is a dumpster fire.. And just like that...time for Christmas! I recently sent a larger quilt with minky backing to a friend to quilt, but am wanting to do a crib/lap sized quilt with the backing too. UK Quilt postal service also available. Leave us a mail for further queries. I am a sort of new longarmer, and I've never used minky on the back, but that's what my daughter wants! But what about quilting with it? Am searching online for an answer... Would I load it with selvages running perpendicular to the rollers (i.e., forming a T with the rollers) or in line with the rollers (horizontally, like train tracks)?I also need to piece my back and am going to need to piece some cotton to part of the minky to make it wide enough. You can choose regular width quilting cotton. I did straight-line quilting but used my dual-feed foot and it worked super slick! I have hideous problems, but will use more basting spray and follow your tips. It makes it so cuddly! . Heather A. Of course, I'd rather not. Just a quick question–did you prewash your quilt top or quilt fabrics? The key to loading a quilt on a longarm frame is understanding the grainline of fabric and how to find the midpoints of your quilt top, batting, and backing. Oct 26, 2020 - Because I get a lot of questions about it…I thought I’d share about my process when backing and quilting Minky. I would love to be able to straight-line quilt minky-backed quilts on my machine because the hand quilting is a very slow process for me. ;). Most people I know who try to use Minky fabric do so for their quilt backing. How do you spray baste your quilts? Right after basting I stay-stitched around the edges using a long stitch length to keep everything in place. I still got some saggy baggy issues, and felt like I quilted too closely, making some parts of the quilt too stiff. Modern monotone ombre baby quilt 38"x42". You can easily back a cotton patchwork quilt top with Cuddle® to give it extra warmth and comfort. Used batting and more minkee for the back, pinned well (I don't have a well-ventilated space to use the basting spray) and sewed strips with larger stitch size. Wow, I want to learn how to make a quilt. New Arrivals. I use the walking foot and I have to forced the quilt through, producing very uneven stitches and lots of wobbles. Works great. When backing a quilt with minky, I find that spray basting is the best way to handle the stretch. ), and THEN I layered with the minkee backing and just did random eyelet circles throughout the quilt, every 4-6" or so, to hold the layers together. Sometimes I skip the batting or use a piece of flannel, but I love the weight with batting after […], […] quilting with minky cluck cluck sew Can You Quilt Minky Fabric Size: 550 X 444 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […]. I pull out the big guns when I baste with Minky. As always when a quilt is quilted on a long arm, the backing must be square for best results. Thank you so much for the fun idea! Laurie. I'm quilting two quilts with minky backing as we speak! Thanks for this tutorial. Thank you. This is really simple - if you rip your fabric, the tear will always run along the grainline of the fabric. Some backings like minky or polar fleece have a nap. Works wonderfully on cotton, but not Minky. The idea was to start with a large backing fabric, lay down a strip and place another strip right side down on top of the first. Hope it all works well! Thanks so much for sharing these tips. The hardest part was cutting the Minky fabric which made a huge mess! Think about it? So can't comment on on Joann's quality. Lose the fluff. :D. I made a quilt kit that had two different minky fabrics sewn back to back… I love it but it is a little unwieldy without some quilting them together (scared!) Do you ever quilt as you go, a block at a time? The type of minky you quilt with makes a BIG difference. I’ve been intimidated by Minky for years, but once I got it basted up it really wasn’t hard to quilt over. I made a minkee throw-sized quilt using the flip and sew method, so I didn't have to quilt it later. I make changing pads. and baste with 2x4s (or 1x4s/sharon schamber method) Since it is stretchy, I would venture to guess that it would NOT work well with straight-line quilting. Dreamer by Birch Fabrics. Thoughts on Quilting with Minky Fabric. When ordering on our website we sell fabric by the YARD or HALF YARD. I quilted with Minkee twice, both times using a batting, and both times not 100% satisfied with results. I am not an expert but did just finish a baby quilt with Minkee on the back. I'm so thrilled that I might be able to do this myself! We used blanket binding (the silky kind) for the edges. One throw was king sized and brown and doubled up so I could take off the ugly satin edge and pull the two sides apart giving me DOUBLE the fabric and the whole blanket was less than $5! I do spray baste on the living room floor but I spread sheets out to catch the over spray and then just throw them in the laundry when done. ", Marguerite Ickis, The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting, 1949, Beautiful Borders, Backings and Bindings by Jill Reber, Quilts From the Quilt Makers Gift by Joanne Larsen Line. Anyway, thanks again! Quilting with these, they stretch less and CAN BE IRONED. Is this the set-up everyone else has? I have the same question as anonymous above. […] I back a lot of my quilts with Cuddle…I did a post here with some tips for backing and quilting a quilt with Cuddle […], […] Baste, Quilt and Bind. Little tufts of the minkee pile are coming up to the surface through my needle holes! – I haven't tried this yet but try adding tissue paper to your quilt sandwich behind the minky. The large swirls pictured are a good option. It can be a nightmare for a machine quilter. lol) Machine and Long-Arm Quilting with Cuddle® Cuddle® is a 100% polyester micro-fiber plush fabric that is long-lasting, easy to sew with and simple to care for. It might make your needle dull more quickly but the quilt sandwich should glide across the sewing surface and it will probably help keep the minky from "crawling" too. It is also the most expensive, of course….have had bad luck with the June Tailor brand. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5294/5390979204_2def26e84a_b.jpg) It hides the mistakes really well. haha.. I’m a little late to the party. Thanks heaps. Do you think that will cause me problems (having one side with not stretch and the other with stretch?Thanks for your help! Any tips for managing the fuzz?! I'd love for you to one day do a tutorial. My Account. Minky fabrics tend to have a lot of fuzz. Helen in Healdsburg. I googled it and found that the spray sometimes has to be dry-cleaned out of polyester. It’s probably overkill but it works. They are premium fabrics so they cost a little more than JoAnn minky but the are SO MUCH SOFTER. I don't have any minky in my studio right now but I think if I remember correctly, Stephanie, that you load it with selvages running perpendicular to the rollers (forming a T like you said in your comment). If I want a lighter quilt for carrying around or for the couch I skip the batting. Indicate the top orientation of the backing with a safety pin. Just curious! I (and my kids) love the feel, who doesn't. I only atte… The backing should be even and straight as much as possible. Thanks for this post. I have spray basted lots of quilts and found that if you use the 505 brand you will have a better result. Minky makes the most soft and luxurious blankets. It looks so soft and cuddly. Based in Fort Collins, My Longarm Quilter’s quilting services are charged by square inch measurement of the quilt top. I have never used a spray basting technique, but I will definitely be trying this out next time! I’m. That holds things together nicely. I even enticed her to quilt on the long arm for her FIRST try! ⠀ When making a quilt sandwich, I use minky for backing, batting (usually Warm and White or Warm and Natural) goes in the middle, and patchwork on top. The spray sure made Minky easier to work with though! Came out great…you just have to watch the fabric nap, so they're going the direction you want them…. My house looked like a fuzz bomb had gone off the first day! She quilted a stunning geometric pattern with the channel locks on the Millie and a ruler to get the distance. I see in your picture that you have a pieced minky back going vertical. I think next time I'll try basting with 505 as you suggest, maybe skip the batting to keep it soft, but most importantly I think your larger, more open quilting helps to make these very different fabrics come together and cooperate in a quilt, so I'll try that, too. I've only pinned, no glue or side stitching. The way that stuff stretches and moves, especially when using regular cotton on top, can make me crazy. And yes, pin every gosh darn inch and use 3,986 pins. :-). My least, http://kitchentablequilting.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-thoughts-on-working-with-snuggles.html?m=0, Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor, http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5294/5390979204_2def26e84a_b.jpg, Sewing with Cuddle: Guest Post by Allison Harris – My Cuddle Corner, Perfectly Patched Quilt - Brights on White, My 4th of not July quilt | Cluck Cluck Sew, A Spectacle Simplify Quilt | Cluck Cluck Sew, Perfect Can You Quilt Minky Fabric Ideas | Modern Quilt Pattern. :-). I rent a long arm machine in a quilting studio and I've never done a minky-backed quilt before. PRODUCT. Sheila – I want to use the backing minky for my binding. I made one small kids quilt with a Minky back and I have never tried it again. If I want a heavy quilt…especially if its going to be on a bed I add batting. Because I get a lot of questions about it…I thought I’d share about my process when backing and quilting Minky. To find the midpoint, simply fold the fabric in … If you've ever cut it with a rotary cutter or … Thank you so much for posting it (4 years ago! I've successfully quilted (lap and smaller) with the really fuzzy minky. I'll definitely use Minkee again! ), and THEN I layered with the minkee backing and just did random eyelet circles throughout the quilt, … (Here are some links to tutorials I like for each of these steps). Only FMQ. Backing MUST measure 8” wider than the finished width AND 8” longer than the finished length of your quilt top (quilt back is 4” larger than the quilt top on all sides) 2. I think the long length works well. needle when I quilt…once I switched to a smaller size it stopped. The Dritz brand spray from Walmart is okay but not great with Minky…. I'm going to write another post about longarm quilting on minky fabric since it can be tricky and a few tips might help. I'm definitely going to try this for my next granddaughters quilt. The backing should be … […], […] then the material can be a little tricky. If you have any new tips, for a beginner, I would love to hear them! Thanks for posting your tips on this! I really enjoyed quilting with Minky fabric. I have a quilt on the rack right now that has JoAnn's store brand Minkee as the backing. I took the quilt to the dry-cleaner and they ironed it, permanently ruining the minky dots. © 2015 Cluck Cluck Sew | All Rights Reserved. I quilt with minky all the time for my business. I find the weight of quilting with minky (I do use batting) the difficult part – my poor shoulders! Because minky is slippery it is often not cut square when you purchase it. Cuddle Prints - Floralfields Aruba 60 Inch Minky Yardage. I'm going to write another post about longarm quilting on minky fabric since it can be tricky and a few tips might help. $17.99. Even used minkee as binding! Free-motion quilting with minky. Any suggestions? I just had a disastrous time quilting with minky. Hi Did you prewash the quilt top fabrics?while working with minky backing. Thanks for your post. Merry Christmas!! Well, even though I had prewashed the quilt top, it still shrank when the finished quilt was washed, and the batting did not, so the back of that quilt was like saggy, baggy elephant skin! Hi Allison, miss you! She got 2 top sheets and wanted to turn one into a coverlet type throw. Thank you so much for this tutorial. We offer a 1 to 2 week turn around time, batting, binding and some quilt backing options. She suggests that you keep your free-motion quilting designs a bit larger in scale, to help keep your quilt soft and without any tucks. It might make a difference if my machine was dropped into a table and I could have just a normal wood table surface. Check. Love this post. This fab, Fall quilt finished just in time to stuff it in a, I’m FORCING myself to finish my fall quilt today, It's always hard to see in a tiny photo, but Kaitl, Big blocks = less blocks to make! After the quilting was done, I even serged the raw edge around the quilt before I applied the binding. To estimate your quilting cost: Multiply Width X Length / Divide by 144 / Multiply by $4.00 For Example: 75” W X 75” L =5,625 divided by 144 = 39.06 X $4.00 = $156.25 “ I love quilting but had trouble finding someone to long arm quilt my finished work, that is until I discovered Rose. I intend to have it long-armed. Dimpled minky is the most common, but (I find) to be most problmatic. Black fades to grey and white.Super soft, cuddly Minky backing and binding. And both the flannel and Minky knit fabrics will leave your sewing room in a cloud of lint and dust. I guess it might not be too easy to hand sew it! But I will also have to spray it (even when not quilting) and that seem that will help a whole lot too! "stick" with 505. The only thing I did differently that I did like is that, since I only use Minkee backing for baby quilts, I like to use wide, pre-packaged satin binding for the edges instead of a traditional narrow quilt binding. :). One other thing that many talked about was that the lint and ravels of Minkee were a nightmare. Working with Minky can be tricky sometimes because of the slippery quality of the fabric and the inherent stretch, but using spray basting helps to make this Minky-backed patchwork quilt easy. This quilt is gorgeous! Wide Quilt Backing Fabric 0 54"-60" wide 0 Quilter's Cotton Fabric 0 Minky & Cuddle Microfleece 0 Muslin 0 Fabric Panels 0 Cotton Sateen 0 90" Wide 0. I have worked with minky quite a few times over many years and it can be a headache! I had almost given up on using minke in my quilts. See more ideas about quilting tips, longarm quilting, apqs. Of course if you use batting, you’ll get a nice crinkly top, but a much stiffer quilt. Repeat this till all the strips are used and the backing fabric is covered by a lovely strip style quilt top. The story of the quilt is the record of the human family. We feel that longarm quilting rivals the 7 wonders of the world and we love it. I then layered on my […], […] did a post years ago about how prepare and quilt a quilt using this backing you can read here. Thanks for sharing your method — you get a bookmark from me! I love how little ones will sit there and rub satin binding over their noses while they suck their thumbs, and it's a nice combination of textures to have the bumpy quilted cotton top, soft furry backing, and silky satin edges. Materials: … I just pinned a quilt that has a minky backing that looks fabulous but had me worried. Now I just pin the hell out of it and call it good. ARTISTIC QUILTING - The Latest From My Quilt Studio. Do I need to cut binding strips vs. folding it over to the front (which I’ve seen done with cotton). The one thing people seem able to agree on is that Minky is tough to quilt! Check out our backing tips for design ideas, longarm tutorials, and more!. technically I have never quilted anything, either.. (Hopefully by the time I make this I will have at least quilted the tote bag that I am currently working on..and Maybe I will have a clue..) Customers receive a 20% off their first quilt and 20% off every 5th quilt. Stitch through all 3 layers and flip the top strip open. Wouldn't ya say? These sure make a quilt snuggly but can present challenges for longarm quilters because of their loft, stretchiness, nap or grainline. Thanks for all of the suggestions! You can find cheap, stretchy, minky. The first two like quilted very nice and then boom, this one is coming through the fabric. $16.99 If the stretchiest part of the fabric is supposed to be between the side clamps, wouldn't that be HORIZONTAL, and from roller to roller would be VERTICAL? 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