Do you need extra minky fabric for backing? I have a baby quilt with dimpled minky backing and am tempted to try this to create soft edges, but am wondering if there are any durability issues or.
Then fold again so that the minky overlaps the quilt top by about 3/8″.
How to bind a quilt with minky backing. The final step in making a quilt is to bind, or cover, the raw edges. You may want to baste the layers lightly together with basting spray, but for a quilt this small, i usually don’t baste. Minky does not ravel so you only have to sew over one layer of fabric, not bulky at all.
How to bind a quilt using the backing fabric. The backing is traditionally a solid piece of fabric and can be plain, colored or patterned to coordinate with the top. Thank you to everyone who always shares their experience with us newbies!
She then shows how to use an easy mitered corner tool to determine where to trim, sew. First, trim off extra batting and backing and square up the quilt, if needed. The filling of the sandwich is the batting of polyester fiberfill or other batting material.
This patchwork quilt is made for a very special baby boy and includes a super soft backing of minky fabric. Follow the video tutorial to learn how. Do you find with quilting cotton or cut the minky large and bind with the backing?
Don’t be afraid of working with stretchy, fuzzy minky fabric! The front needs that nice straight edge. Kelly starts with a small quilt that has already been quilted and the backing minky fabric has been left larger than the quilt top.
For this quilt, i did the classic hand sewn binding method that my grandma taught me. Center the quilt top on top of the batting with its right side up and smooth away wrinkles. Backing a quilt with minky.
(here are some links to tutorials i like for each of these steps). Start the binding about half way into the. It just feels better that way.
Lay the binding strip on the outside edge of the quilt’s back side, aligning its raw edges with the quilt edge. This binding is best only for small projects because it’s a straightedge […] Any helpful tips and tricks?
[box type=”shadow’] about ann petersen 0 0 trim the batting and backing ¼” from the edge of your quilt top. Once you are at the point that you are ready to bind a quilt that is backed in minky (or cuddle), trim the excess of leaving about 1″ of backing and batting.
Bind the edge or use the backing as your binding and you have a lovely gift. I used it for a quilt for my gd. She wanted a soft back, so i used minky with no batting for a perfect wrap to cuddle up.
To machine bind a quilt, just sew the binding to the quilt’s back side. Start in an inconspicuous place on the side or bottom of the quilt. I like to start about 18 inches from the bottom corner.
You might also enjoy our tips and tricks for quilting with minky fabric. Now it’s time to trim the excess batting and minky backing. I used elmers school glue instead of pins and used a serpentine stitch.
Start by flipping the the binding over to the front of the quilt. I am thinking of doing this on a few baby quilts. Do you still use a batting?
Place the quilt top over the polar fleece with the right side facing up. I like to place the binding strip so that the nap wraps around the quilt to the back. Jenny doan has a great tutorial on folding minky to the front for binding.
Lay the backing fabric on your work surface, right side down, then center the batting on top of the backing and smooth away any wrinkles. This holds together the edges of the quilt top, batting, and quilt backing, keeping them from fraying or coming apart in other ways. So if the quilt top is 90” x 100,” the back would be 96” x 106”.
Here is a great tutorial for how to bind a quilt with the backing. It’s easy to use as a quilt backing using a simple basting technique. Smooth the layers of fabric to remove all wrinkles and center the quilt top in the exact center of the polar fleece backing (the polar fleece backing will be 1.5 inches larger than the quilt top on all sides).
Trim the batting appropriately and press the binding. I like to use a full 1/2 seam. Like allison says, cut the backing […]
For this tutorial, kelly shows how to bind a quilt with minky that is not only used for the binding but for the backing as well. Now you can quilt your top. With minky this is especially critical because it is both stretchy and slippery and a.
Using a zigzag stitch, sew around the combination of the binding and quilt top. With a knit fabric like fleece or minky, i add even more fabric—about 4 to 5 extra inches on all sides.so if the quilt top is 90” x 100,” a minky quilt back would be 100” x 110”. You can hide more mistakes that way.
7 comments on “ whole cloth baby quilt with minky backing and easy binding ” linda february 5, 2019. The only thing i do differently when backing a quilt with minky instead of regular cotton is to make sure i cut wide enough strips (2.5″ usually) and test to make sure there is enough binding to fully cover the initial stitch line. Come back to the bluprint blog tomorrow for a roundup of fun snowman quilt patterns to try!
I like to sew the binding on the front of the quilt so it wraps to the back. This machine bind a quilt method will leave a visible stitched line around the back of your quilt so use a bobbin thread that matches the quilt backing and a top thread that matches the binding. It still takes a little bit longer to bind than a quilt backed in cotton or flannel, but it is worth the extra expense to save yourself grief in the binding process.
Speaking of binding, here’s a helpful post from crazy mom quilts on how to bind tiny things. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, trim the excess to 1″ from the quilt top on all sides.