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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mag. for Christmas quilt

I mentioned that I was going to make a Christmas quilt with Minki for the backing. The pattern is in American Patchwork & Quilting Dec. 2007 issue.
It is called peppermint twist, and is on pgs. 83 & 84 with the full page picture on page 82.
I think I'll go ahead with the Minki for the back, as I plan to take it to a long-arm quilter to do the quilting. One quilting GF told me she had done 2 baby quilts this way. The long arm quilter just asked to have an extra 2 in" on the sides to clamp to. That should be no problem.
Sara in Fla.


  • At April 8, 2009 at 11:03 AM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Sara - Thanks for posting the magazine source for your pattern. I have a friend who has those magazines and I'm going to check it out! NancyH

  • At April 11, 2009 at 12:10 PM , Blogger dutchrose said...

    i would check with YOUR machine quilter before you make a final decision on the backing. i used minkie on a crib size quilt about 3 years ago and MQd it with my own domestic machine, but knew of the very stretchy properties. i only did diagonals about 6" apart and it was a lengthy process. i actually pinned each "line" about 4" apart and very carefully quilted and took pins out as i came to them. it was a long process, but i did have good results doing it this way. long armers can easily and unknowingly stretch the backing more than they would want and might not want to take the extra time and effort involved, or would want to be compensated ($$$) for this additional attention. so talk to YOUR longarmer to make sure they are willing to do this for you. it does make an incredibly soft backing tho! DGS loved his.

  • At April 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Peter said...

    I have had several baby quilts done by a long arm quilter using minkie as the backing. She used a light weight batting (her suggestion)and they came out great. She did very detailed quilting including even quilting the baby's name in some of the blocks.


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