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Can you piece bubble velour INTO your quilt, instead of having it as backing?

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NuclearQueen posted on Mon, Jun 17 2013 10:08 PM

Can you piece bubble velour INTO your quilt, instead of having it as backing?

Would it pucker weird? Would it stitch weird?

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Patti replied on Mon, Jun 17 2013 10:52 PM

I hadn't thought of doing this.  I have done one with the minky for the back, and had to be careful as it stretches.  But with it as the center instead of batting, maybe that won't be a problem.  I think it would be heavier than usual, but that is sometimes desirable.   However, the minky feels so soft and cuddly, why would one want it inside where it cannot be felt?

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Nana replied on Mon, Jun 17 2013 11:27 PM

As long as you stitch carefully I think it would be beautiful.  I haven't tried to use it for anything other than backing but I think it would make a great piece on the front.  Let us know if you use it and how it works.

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gini replied on Tue, Jun 18 2013 12:25 AM

I've made several quilts with a mix of minke, bubble minke, flannel, and cotton materials in various combos.    I love the mix of textures  in baby quilts and they look great

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Patti replied on Tue, Jun 18 2013 4:56 AM

haha, boy, did I misread that question.  Gini and Nana have the right answers. 

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I started a baby quilt with a piece of minky used as the center of each block.  It sewed up nicely, but the minky I had was not dyed all the way through.  It had white "roots", and those showed at the seam lines.  I would recommend you pull your minky nap apart to make sure the color runs through to the back to avoid this problem.


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Great to know! Thank you.

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gini replied on Wed, Jun 19 2013 1:59 PM

Nancy, that might have to do with minke brand vs knock offs.

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Gini, are you saying I'm a cheapskate?  LOL  Actually, the 1-yard cut was a door prize.  I have no idea what brand it was.


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gini replied on Wed, Jun 19 2013 10:49 PM

Nope, not you nancy.  I go with the color and texture I want not the brand.

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