My name is Kate.



So this was my second experience sewing on Minkie. Quite a challenge I must say. I was ready to throw the fabric out the window because of all the slippage involved. I think that I pinned it 100 times. But thanks to all my Minkie blogging grannies, one of them suggested using Sew N Stitch...I had iron-on seam binding so I decided to give it a shot. I had to carefully only iron the .5" that the binding covered or I would flatten the minkie dots. After ironing on the binding it seemed to adhere to the cotton nicely so I could sew the two pieces without it shifting. After talking to some friends at Eddie's Quilting Bee they all said that minkie was a naughty fabric to work with, so I don't feel as discouraged.

Her personalized label is cut out with scallop sheers, hand-embroidered then tacked on with silver thread. My final star label was then tacked on with the same iron on binding. (Next time I should just sew it into the seam. It's all in the little touches I say! :) I hope baby Kate enjoys it when she arrives on Christmas Eve!




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4 Responses

Sarah
Sarah

July 21, 2015

OMG Ruth, that is hilarious!

Ruth
Ruth

July 21, 2015

i’ve never worked with minkie but i’ve stroked it many times in the local quilt shops (sorry if that sounded slightly dirty, but you know what i mean).
p.s. love the baby blanket!

wounded healer
wounded healer

July 21, 2015

love it! can you make one for me too? quadruple the size?

warren
warren

July 21, 2015

purty

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