Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Minke backing

Minkes fabric has really become popular lately.  I get lots of questions about using it as a backing for quilts.  I've done quite a few quilts with the minkes, and it quilts up nicely.  
It does have a little stretch to it, but it doesn't seem to cause any problems.  I do need 4-6 inches past the edge of the quilt top on all sides to work with.  So if your quilt is 50 x 70, then you'd need a backing piece 58 x 78 or larger.  
The minkes can be pieced to make a larger backing of needed, or Roellofs store carries wide minkee, too.

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