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Topic: Baby Quilt [Zigzag with Minky Dot]  (Read 2844 times)
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« on: April 27, 2013 06:42:02 AM »

Just got this sucker out of the wash. I finished it last night and the baby shower is today at 2:30 - nothing like waiting until the last minute. This was the first time I ever worked with Minky Dot - I love that stuff! It's difficult to tell in the photo, but the thin border is a solid pink while the zigzag is a subtle tone on tone pattern. The baby's room is pale blue with yellow/white chevron curtains and pink accents. I hope she likes it...

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013 07:31:25 AM »

What a bright and colorful quilt. The baby will love looking at it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013 09:39:24 AM »

This is very pretty, what a great job you have made of this.

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013 10:52:15 AM »

Super cute! I'd like to work with minky sometime but I'm scared! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013 11:54:45 AM »

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.
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013 09:56:53 AM »

I bet that's so snuggly! Lovely color choices too.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013 03:38:42 PM »

 I am very new to quilting and have six babies joining the family over the next 6 months.

thanks for posting. you have inspired be to break away from the simple block quilt.  Smiley
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