Since I’ve started sewing I’ve heard repeatedly how hard Minky is to sew with. So, I tried it finally and loved it! I used my walking foot, and pinned like crazy, and had no stretching at all. I think I’ve found a new favorite for baby quilt backing. Except now I really really want to make myself a big huge minky backed quilt for myself to snuggle with.
So if you have yet to sew with Minky, here are some helpful tips I read before hand.

Can you tell what I did wrong in this quilt pattern? I didn’t notice. Until I was ALL done! Of course, that’s always how it is. Luckily its still really really soft and that’s what matters, right? (I switched the first and fourth blocks on the last row, just in case you didn’t notice either :)

And…….I’ve been meaning to do a pillow cover tutorial for awhile now. But I was so excited when I saw Candice at Sparkle Power made one instead! (one less thing for me to do!) So head on over if you need some new springy pillow covers like I do.

click on the picture for the link

P.S. and her blog is great too. full of great vintage finds. And she’s a fellow Clevelander. And we are probably both enjoying this wonderful sun and 50 degree weather.

7 Responses to

  1. Beth February 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    I feel the same way about minky — I use it with everything! I’m not crazy about quilting with it, so I quilt the front with muslin and then attach the minky to the back. Extra soft!

  2. Jennifer February 10, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    I think the block switch was a happy accident-more interesting that way!

  3. Mountain Home Quilts February 10, 2009 at 2:20 am #

    Oops! Actually, I think the mistake gives it some great personality. Good job on sewing with Minky- I loathe it! :)

  4. Terriaw February 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    I have not worked with minky yet, but I hear it’s very soft. I love how this quilt turned out! You know, I think things that are homemade aren’t supposed to be machine-perfect. They have more charm!

  5. Phyllis February 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Hi Allison,

    I just posted another picture on my blog of the changing mat and put links to your site. I wanted to give you credit since I had mentioned making one.

    Oh – and I didn’t even notice the “oops” on your quilt till you pointed it out.

  6. Mama Megs February 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    Minky is the best! I’m glad you tried it-I’m so excited to quilt my own blankets with a new machine. Hopefully I’ll be able to make them look decent-yours always turn out so perfect!

  7. Patsy Martin March 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    About your "oops", according to my sister-in-law, you aren't supposed to say you made a mistake. If/when someone says you made (a mistake), you should just smile and say, "Oh no! I MEANT IT THAT WAY".

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