Finish It Up Friday ~ The Minky Quilt

Okay, I am not sure this is technically Minky fabric, but Minky Type quilt doesn’t have much of a ring to it :). This quilt is for my nephew and his bride to be. The wedding is in July. You may remember this Tina Given FQ bundle given to me by Daughter #1 for Christmas. She also gave me a Tina Given layer cake for my birthday.img_3068-1

I found the minky like fabric when I was out in Arizona and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect backing for these fabrics. It took me a while to come up with a plan.img_3129

And I had to recut fabrics for the sashing when I decided this just wasn’t right. But I finally got the top together and this week I got it quilted.img_1629-1

I used a low loft poly batting by Pellon as the backing made this quilt pretty darn heavy to begin with. I had read that the backing really needed to be loaded with the least stretchy direction between the rollers. I didn’t have enough fabric to load it this way so I broke the rules. Nothing new there! LOL! I did make sure to load it loosely and I did not tighten the rollers anywhere near as much as I normally do. I used Glide thread in the top and Magna Glide pre-wound bobbins. I only had one thread break on the entire top and no tension issues whatsoever.  I used my current favorite panto, Any Which Way. The quilting was trouble free and made me wonder why I put it off so long!

Here is a look before washing.IMG_6167

I had a tough time getting good finished photos, this quilt s very heavy and I didn’t think the pant hangers are normally use would be adequate. So here it is on my deck.

A close up after washing:

The backing:

This next one is the best for showing true color.

I threw it on my guest bed for a few shots as well.

Love the soft light coming in this window.

While the quilting was trouble free, piecing the backing and the binding were not. I hat shredded thread and skipped stitches everywhere.

This took way longer than it should have due to all the fixing and rethreading. I used my Bernina 1030 last time I used minky and ended up having to have my machine retimed! My Singer 301 didn’t like it much better. It feels wonderful and was a breeze to quilt, but I’m over it. Love the way this quilt turned out, but I won’t use minky again.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict,   Sew Can She, Quokka Quilts


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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14 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ The Minky Quilt

  1. Vic in NH says:

    Beautifully done! thank you for the many pictures and I love your guest room’s headboard!

  2. Gunilla says:

    I love this quilt and the color of the sashing, perfect!!!

  3. Terri Bertalan says:

    I’m sure the bride and groom will just love it. It is amazing and looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle with 🙂

  4. Carie says:

    It does look amazing though – so very snuggly and properly huge, so definitely worth it in the long run!!

  5. Nancy says:

    I have heard that minky is a little challenging to use in a quilt but have never tried it myself. Your quilt is beautiful. It looks peaceful, restful, inviting. That young couple will love it, I’m sure.

  6. Preeti says:

    Simple pattern lets the beautiful fabrics shine!!! The quilting is really lovely. This quilt will be loved and treasured.

  7. lois92346 says:

    Oh, the finished quilt is FABULOUS!! The bride and groom will just love it and they’ll cherish it for many years to come. Well done, Katy!

  8. Jasmine says:

    What a wonderful gift. This quilt is beautiful and looks so cuddly. I’m sorry you struggled with the minky on back. I have used it on several quilts and have never had that problem.

  9. Louise says:

    I agree with Sandra, the solid was a great choice for this quilt. This is a very special wedding gift!
    The prints in this collection are great. I must say though, you are braver than I to use Minkee on the machine..

  10. Sandra B says:

    Beautiful quilt, Katy! All the fabrics in that collection are great….and that solid color was a perfect choice….just curious, is the solid Kona Ash? It’s one of my favorite solids these days.
    Thanks for sharing this great finish…..and have a great weekend!

  11. Sandi says:

    Your quilt came out beautiful! I’ve only used Minky in a baby quilt, so the size was easier to handle. Hugs, Sandi. ps. Have a good weekend!

  12. Wendy Reed says:

    Just beautiful! What a thoughtful gift!

  13. la masure says:

    Love this fabrics…Quilt for spring…

  14. I’m sorry you had a difficult time with the Minky … the quilt is beautiful and I’m sure it will be appreciated … hopefully that will make up for the aggravation you had in getting it finished.

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