I machine stitch mine on similar to Cari-in-Oly. Like Like. The only difference for me is I cut my strips 2 1/2” wide , regular cotton quilts I cut 2 1/4” . When Chloe was about 8 months old, she flew with me to California for my grandma's funeral. For instance if you have a quilt top that is mostly white and you send a black or red minky back to your quilter, and your quilter … Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a binding. Due to its overwhelming popularity, we had to start our list with a minky plush fabric self-binding baby blanket (say that five times fast!). You can pin baste, but use pins every 4” or so and take care not to stretch the backing! I intend to have it long-armed. Tags: how to quilt with minky fabric machine quilting minky fabric minky fabric quilt minky fabric quilt backing quilting with minky quilting with minky fabric tutorial. It has shirts and plaid from uniforms. LeahDay. Tags: how to quilt with minky fabric machine quilting minky fabric minky fabric quilt minky fabric quilt backing quilting with minky quilting with minky fabric tutorial. We highly recommend using minky as the backing fabric on a patchwork or cotton patchwork quilt. Reply. Reply. I glue baste all my quilts, even the minky backed ones. Supplies for Quilt Backing & Binding. I am going to machine sew the binding down instead of hand sew as this is a quilt for a baby and will get washed much. Depending on how you can adjust your machine I like to loosen the pressure. Easy peasy! To self-bind a quilt, you cut the backing fabric a couple of inches larger than the batting and top on all sides – large enough to allow for however much backing fabric you want to show on the front of the quilt. The final step in making a quilt is to bind, or cover, the raw edges. It does seem like a good idea for baby/kids quilts, but so far haven't tried it on mine. It's from Mad Plaid by Art Gallery Fabrics and it goes great with the silver Cuddle minky. Take your time and sew carefully. 5. I also gently "Guide" the quilt through. This is a baby quilt I’m making for my new grandchild. I'm picky about bindings - I typically stitch it to the front of the quilt, roll it to the back, and hand stitch it in place. Posts: 829 I am not an expert at using Minkee but I just finished one. A touch from the iron helps here to set the crease. When I smoothed the batting over the minky there was a bit of a give and it felt like the minky backing was stretching a bit, but there weren't any issues and not one pucker on the back. I am finishing the edges of this baby quilt using my sewing machine and a wide double-fold quilt binding method. When backing a quilt with minky, I find that spray basting is the best way to handle the stretch. Feb 9, 2019 - A free tutorial for a sweet and simple whole-cloth baby quilt with a soft minky backing. Bring binding to front of quilt, fitting tight against the edge. If you pull to hard your stitches aren't even, but I do help the quilt through. Also, I'd recommend using bias binding & making it 2.5" instead of the standard 2" width both for durability and to help accommodate the stretch of the minky back. Sorry, I don't have advice about machine binding as I haven't done that. Topstitch the binding in place about ¼” from the inside edge. Andrea picked out the quilting design called "Holly's Hearts" and it looks really great on the quilt! I found a way to do this that worked out quite well. Aren’t they perfect – I love when my stash coordinates ha! Finally, use your acrylic ruler to trim the backing at one inch wider than the top on all four sides. Aug 31, 2018 - There is an easier way to bind a quilt: use the backing fabric. I really wanted to back this quilt in Minky, because I think it would make it even more appealing. Backstory: I made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter's school auction. Reply. Learn about the self-binding method here. Start anywhere, and fold the binding over halfway… …and then in half again, and pin. 7 Comments on “ Whole cloth baby quilt with minky backing and easy binding ” Linda February 5, 2019. To use the backing as the binding it will need to measure 2 to 4 inches larger all around than the top. As mentioned above I like to use the backing fabric for the binding, it’s a bit of a cheat and the finish isn’t as clean as using proper binding, but at this point I usually just want to get it done quickly (in this case the baby was already two weeks old, so the gift was long overdue! Today in the video I’ll show you how to use the backing fabric for your binding. Thanks again. When I baste the quilt, I am careful to gently stretch the minky just a tiny bit and tape it in place on my floor (or you can use tables for easier accessibility if you have one large enough). I don't prewash my fabric, batting, or minky and I have not had any issues with shrinkage so far. So I was determined to figure out how to bind with Minky. 7 Comments on “ Whole cloth baby quilt with minky backing and easy binding ” Linda February 5, 2019. Pin down your binding on top of the gauze with a ½” fold under all the way around. I stitch the strips together and press in half lengthwise. Dec 13, 2019 - I made a doll quilt before Christmas and realized I’d never posted a tutorial on this quick and easy binding method. Depending on how you can adjust your machine I like to loosen the pressure. May 10, 2016 at 10:41 am. But it's so tedious to hand stitch it to long nap minky. Someone here will have good advice for you and I do know there are plenty of on-line videos about it. Jenny Doan has a great tutorial on folding Minky to the front for binding. 16. Thicker fabric tends to be more abrasive on the needle and thread. I ALSO did not want to have those bulky seams from fleece in the binding. This style of quilting adds a beautiful texture to any quilt, and Cuddle® minky fabric can be machine or long-arm quilted with or without batting. Fabric for backing; Matching Color Thread; Quilt Batting (like this one!) So I’m curious how this would work. Quilt Binding.. Reply. After trimming, the backing on your mug rug should look similar to this. Pin well along all sides of the quilt. How to Bind a Quilt with Minky Fabric (and how to join binding ends) Yes! Half of my quilts are backed with minky. Minky does not ravel so you only have to sew over one layer of fabric, not bulky at all. The longarm lady loves working with it, and it's the best for snuggling. Just the 2 of us. I don't press the binding in half before sewing, and when I sew it to the front I don't pin except sometimes at the corners. Do I need to cut binding strips vs. folding it over to the front (which I’ve seen done with cotton). That's what's most important. How to Bind a Quilt with Cuddle Cloth or Minkee ... - YouTube To use the backing as the binding it will need to measure 2 to 4 inches larger all around than the top. Senior Member . Like Like. I've made a couple of these in the past, and although I love the look of this particular minky, the binding is such a hassle! As you top stitch the binding down you are sewing through 4 layers plus the quilt. I love the look of those fabrics together. Center your quilt top on the backing fabric carefully before basting and quilting it. A walking foot is essential for even binding. Is there any chance you could make one and I could purchase it if its not too expensive. Do I need to pre-wash the Minky? Get a nicely finished edge with this simple binding technique! Then I stitch the binding on the front of quilt and wrap around the edge to the back and hand stitch the back. Minky does not ravel so you only have to sew over one layer of fabric, not bulky at all. I did cut the binding wider, but it still rolled even with pinning, so I put 1/8 inch basting tape on the edge to fold down a quarter inch. Trim the backing fabric, leaving 1” around all sides of the quilt top. Or I am in a rush to get a project done. Sewing Machine; Scissors/Rotary Cutter; Pins; Large safety pins; Iron ; Follow these steps for an easy self binding quilt finish! Learn how to quilt with Minky Fabrics and a stitch a fun quilting design called Paisley in this new quilting tutorial with Leah Day. I stitch the strips together and press in half lengthwise. Adding The Quilt Backing. I used it for a quilt for my GD. For basting, I'd give it two thumbs up! Use minky fabric as the backing fabric on a quilt. Apr 9, 2019 - A free tutorial for a sweet and simple whole-cloth baby quilt with a soft minky backing. And how sweet is that plaid?! Loved the Minky by: Sally I made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter-in-law. Get a nicely finished edge with this simple binding technique! I spray outside and then bring the backing inside. November 2019. Question about minky for backing a quilt. She wanted a soft back, so I used minky with no batting for a perfect wrap to cuddle up. 11-19-2015, 07:59 PM #2 mamagrande. My main advice would be not to be stingy with your glue spray. I'm trying to use minky for more of my backings, because my kids like minky backed quilts more than quilts with regular cotton backings. But it's so tedious to hand stitch it to long nap minky. Fold the backing fabric up over the quilt top. The Minky will create a wide border on the edges of our blanket. Use regular or Jumbo Wonder Clips when sewing the binding to the front of the quilt. I bind it normally with a fabric that compliments the front. To create a self-binding, fold the 1″ margin of Minky and batting by about 3/8″ towards the quilt top. Reply. Not only is it ultra soft, but it comes in so many delicious colors and textures. This is my first time using minky. Aren’t they perfect – I love when my stash coordinates ha! Thank you . I used it for a quilt for my GD. See what tools can make mitered corners easier and get tips for working with minky. It … Thanks for your help. Lay the backing fabric on your work surface, right side down, then center the batting on top of the backing and smooth away any wrinkles. Since minky plush fabric is available in a variety of colors, it showcases the quilt designs really well and makes the long-arm quilting pop, giving it almost a velvet look. You can use a decorative stitch to sew the binding down on the front. Supplies for Quilt Backing & Binding. Thanks for stopping by! Using the serpentine stitch or other decorative stitch top stitch down your binding. #bindingaquilteasy, bindingaquilttutorial I decided that I did not want to use a regular quilting cotton for the binding on an all-fleece quilt. I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I do it. For the front I use a zipper foot and just hold the binding in place with the edge right over the seam line. I would use a wide binding, at least 1" finished. How to Baste with Minky? Step by Step Instructions. 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. You can make any sizes you’d like with as wide or small of a border as you’d like, by playing around with the dimensions of the cut pieces. I’ll be trying this technique sometime. Batting is recommended for large quilts, as it adds more structure, weight and gives the quilting more definition. Or I am in a rush to get a project done. Thanks for stopping by! If you've not ever worked with Minky fabric, it's notoriously squirrelly. Sewing Machine; Scissors/Rotary Cutter; Pins; Large safety pins; Iron ; Follow these steps for an easy self binding quilt finish! Colour block quilt | Wit Konijn September 16th, 2013 . 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