Have you ever sewn Minky (or Minkee) fabric? It is very lovely stuff: fleecy, soft, silky... And yet it makes grown women yell obscenities at their sewing machines.
In case you haven't sewn this stuff before I want to give you a few tips that helped me in my blanket-making endeavor:
- Cut the minky a bit larger than your cotton fabric.
- Pin, pin, pin. Seriously, you should have about a pin every 1 to 2 inches. And throw some pins in the center too, for good measure, not just the edges. The more I pin, the better my results.
- Sew with the minky on the bottom, next to the feed dogs
- Use a longer stitch length
- Use a walking foot. I guess you really don't have to but since my walking foot is my new favorite thing, I used it and it seemed to work beautifully.
- Go slow. Make sure things aren't slipping around too much as you go.
- Please refrain from turning into a professional wrestler and doing a powerslam on your sewing machine if things go awry and get a bit wonky. It is very likely things will get a bit wonky, at least in the beginning.