Craft Blog

On this blog I keep a record of things that I have made. I love to sew, repurpose, create and design things! I consider myself pretty crafty. I hope you enjoy seeing my latest projects! Crafting is a great release for me so check back often because I will be adding new things all the time!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MINKEE!!

Minkee is the softest material out there. I love it. I have been drooling over the kits at Porters crafts ever since I first saw it. It's only down fall is its price. It is $20 a yard. So the kits are pretty pricey and you still need to buy the back, the batting and the adhesive. But when my mom was down visiting for the weekend she graciously bought my sister and I both kits for me to make! I was so excited I had them both done within 72 hours of my mom leaving! They turned out pretty good. Clara's is pink cheetahlicious and mine is an array of green and brown patterns. Here are some pics of mine:






And Clara's:




And I will end with some tips.
*This kit is not for beginners. It is very heavy and slippery so you have to have a lot of control.
*Use adhesive. I ran out at the end of the second quilt and found it much cheaper at the store instead of the craft store. It helps keep the back attached the the batting and the strips tight.
*Sew Quickly without stopping if possible. I spaced out my pins so that I could sew a couple of inches before I had to stop.
* Since it was such a big quilt kit (60x72) it is heavy. I rolled up the edges and sewed on the opposite side of the table so the table could hold up the quilt.
*It is totally worth it! It is very forgiving of crooked stitches and ridiculously soft and irresistible!

2 comments:

Kreg and Anna said...

I totally 2nd the fact that minky is hard to keep control of. If it wasn't so dang slippery. But those blankets turned out so cute! Im kinda jealous you have one for yourself I always want to use one of CC's little ones but she doesnt like to share! ha ha
LOve the bird mobile I might make one for Oli's room!

Ma Mere said...

They turned out darling! I'm so glad that you got them both done. I was afraid they might be too hard to work with and then we'd have waisted that money. Enjoy!