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by jerrib ( edited 17 May 2017 ) 16 May 2017

Working with Minky fabric....ugggg



I am in the process of making a crib size baby quilt that is completely in Minky fabric


I love the finish quilt, but stress sewing with Minky fabric.


It has embroidery designs and plain blocks.


I use a walking foot, but still find the fabric slips, so I thought about adding a small strip of adhesive WSS along the edges that are being sewn together. It worked like a charm and all my seams are even.


If anyone else has a tip on sewing with Minky, I would love to hear it.


Just thought I would pass this along.
Found out that Joanne's carries a water soluble double sided tape that is 1/4" wide.

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by PeggyJ 17 May 2017

What a wonderful yet simple solution for this wonderful but slippery fabric. Tried once and put it back into my stash to remain there unused. Will try your idea. Thanks for sharing

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jerrib by jerrib edited 18 May 2017

Your welcome, but I have found out that you can buy double sided Water soluble tap that might work better...

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by mrskiki 17 May 2017

Wish I had that tip when I was making minky blankets for the grands! Hugs. Nan W

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jerrib by jerrib 17 May 2017

I have made quite a few Minky blankets and always dread doing them, but love the end result.
I just found out that Dritz makes a WSS double sided tape, that might work as well. I found some at Joanne's on Line.

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by marianb 17 May 2017

Thank you for the tip, I've got minky waiting to be sewn but the stretch and mess has put me off doing it. Marian

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jerrib by jerrib 17 May 2017

I just checked and Dritz makes a double sided WSS tape that might work. If you live near Joanne's check it out.

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by jgwatchorn 17 May 2017

Babies love to snuggle against soft minky fabric.
Sometimes fabrics are specific to a certain demographic or object. Older people may prefer the feel of silk to something like fleece, which would be used in a blanket or other comfort object. One variation on fleece is minky fabric.

DEFINITION
According to minkydelight.com, minky fabric is a plush, microfiber fabric. It is incredibly soft and smooth to the touch.

VARIETY
Minky fabric comes in all sorts of styles, colors and patterns. On fashionfabricsclub.com there are nearly 400 varieties, from prints and patterns of licensed characters to simply raised, dotted styles.

USES
Minky fabric is used to construct blankets, typically for small children down to infant age. The texture provides comfort and a smooth surface to cuddle against or lie on.

TIPS
Using minky fabric as a sewing material can be challenging, but there are tips that can help. Cut minky with a rotary cutter to cut down on the inevitable mess of fuzz. Although time consuming, pin minky every one to 1.5 inches. Minky has a tendency to curl, so give a seam allowance of about 1/2 inch.

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jerrib by jerrib 17 May 2017

Thank you for the Information...

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by dollygk 17 May 2017

Hey Jerri, sorry but I don't know what Minky fabric is... describe it for me... please! hugs, Dolly

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jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 17 May 2017

Babies love to snuggle against soft minky fabric.
Sometimes fabrics are specific to a certain demographic or object. Older people may prefer the feel of silk to something like fleece, which would be used in a blanket or other comfort object. One variation on fleece is minky fabric.

DEFINITION
According to minkydelight.com, minky fabric is a plush, microfiber fabric. It is incredibly soft and smooth to the touch.

VARIETY
Minky fabric comes in all sorts of styles, colors and patterns. On fashionfabricsclub.com there are nearly 400 varieties, from prints and patterns of licensed characters to simply raised, dotted styles.

USES
Minky fabric is used to construct blankets, typically for small children down to infant age. The texture provides comfort and a smooth surface to cuddle against or lie on.

TIPS
Using minky fabric as a sewing material can be challenging, but there are tips that can help. Cut minky with a rotary cutter to cut down on the inevitable mess of fuzz. Although time consuming, pin minky every one to 1.5 inches. Minky has a tendency to curl, so give a seam allowance of about 1/2 inch.

jerrib by jerrib 17 May 2017

Thank you adding this information. I know it will help those that haven't tried Minky.

dollygk by dollygk 18 May 2017

YES... thank you for the info!!

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by jgwatchorn 16 May 2017

Thankyou for the amazing idea,this would work on any bias join.Thanks

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jerrib by jerrib 16 May 2017

Your welcome. I hope it works well for your bias join.
Sure solved my Minky problem.

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by pennifold 16 May 2017

Well done Jerri, it sounds a fabulous idea and I can't wait to see a picture of it. Love Chris

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jerrib by jerrib 16 May 2017

Thanks Chris.

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by pcteddyb 16 May 2017

I used this trick on some slinky fabric pants I needed to hem for my father - worked great there too - then pop in the wash and all gone!

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by nonna57 16 May 2017

Jerri, have you tried hairspray. Does not clog needle and will brush out . I use this on organzer too. Good tip though on wss. :)

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jerrib by jerrib 16 May 2017

I hadn't thought of Hairspray. I just want something along the edges where the blocks are joined, that is why I thought about WSS, keeps the fabric from stretching and washes away...
Thank you

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by sewtired 16 May 2017

I've been collecting minky remnants with the intent of combining them for a quilt. Thanks for this tip.

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jerrib by jerrib edited 16 May 2017

I just cut a strip the length of the block and about 3/4" wide and layed it on both sides of each block as that was the stretchy side. Worked very well and so much easier to stitch together.

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by jrob Moderator 16 May 2017

No other tip besides tear away. That's what I use.
WSS is clever, also.

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jerrib by jerrib edited 16 May 2017

I just wanted something along the edge where the blocks are joined. I used the adhesive type and it worked well for me and it washes away.

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