I’ve been working hard on a number of Tshirt quilts that people have ordered for Christmas. This one was for a North Carolina grad and the backing was a luscious light blue minkee fabric. If you haven’t felt minkee you are missing out. It feels like chinchilla fur. You just want to snuggle in it!
Working with Minkee can be a little challenging. You have to load it on the frame so the most stable grain of the fabric is loaded to the rollers and the stretchiest grain runs side to side. Keep the quilt sandwich loose and be prepared for dust bunnies of a colossal size to roll through your sewing room. This stuff SHEDS! It is so very worth it, however.
I’ve got many more of these to do before Christmas. This is my busiest time of the year!