Thanks for the compliments.
Don't be scared. I asked for tips on working with minky on another message board and they gave me these tips:
- Use spray basting - it's expensive, but worth EVERY cent.
- Pin the bejezus out of it - it's slippery and likes to slide around while you're sewing, the spray basting actually took care of that problem for me, but I pinned the heck out of it just in case.
- When possible, try to quilt/sew with the nap of the minky. I quilted in the ditch, so this wasn't always possible, but I found that once it was washed, it really wasn't evident at all
- use a walking foot - I actually forgot to change out to a walking foot and didn't have an issue.