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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Minki fabric for backing?

Ya'll were so good in giving me info. on the back thingy, here's another question. Has anyone used Minki for backing? I have it basted to the back of a twin size quilt and now I'm feeling lazy and don't want to quilt it myself. There is a long arm quilter that just does basic quilting and I could take it to her to m.q. Is this a good idea?
Sara in Fla.


  • At September 1, 2009 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    My experience with Minkie as a backing is that it stretches.... and stretches...and stretches. You may need to ask your MQer if she even works with it. That said, the only way I was able to MQ it at all was to spray baste. The leftovers were used in the top of another baby quilt, but cut into manageable 4" squares and pieced in with flannel squares.

    I'm thinking I remember that we had a thread about using Minkie some time ago, but can't remember when. I know that some of you others didn't have a problem with it.


  • At September 1, 2009 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Minkee is a polyester double knit kind of fabric and I personally would not attach it to a 100% cotton quilt top. Just my opinion of course but the fabrics would have different shrinkage rates, wear rates, etc.


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